AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding for Doctoral Research in Music at the University of York
The University of York invites applications for PhD research in any area of Music. A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.
- Contemporary Music
- Musical Analysis
- Opera Studies
- Baroque Music
- Word and Music Studies
- Music and Embodiment
- Instrumental and vocal pedagogy
- Jazz and improvisation
- Live electronics and sound art
- Studio Production
- Psychology of Music
Students may propose topics under any of these headings. For 2017 there are up to seven scholarships available. The scholarship covers the UK/EU tuition fees and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,296 in 2016/17).
Applicants for WRoCAH studentships must have made an application for PhD study before the WRoCAH funding deadline of Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 5pm (GMT). Application forms may be found at the WRoCAH application page.
You are encouraged to discuss your application with a potential supervisor before making an application. For further details of specific staff interests, see:
Following the success at the 2019 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) – World Music Days , Thomas Simaku’s most recent work, La Leggiadra Luna for mixed choir a cappella, has been broadcast by four European radio stations.
The Royal Philharmonic Society have announced the latest members of their prestigious Emerging Composers scheme, including Robin Haigh, currently studying for a PhD at York with Martin Suckling, and Joel Järventausta, a former York undergraduate.
Back in June Martin was invited to speak about Radulescu’s seminal solo viola piece Das Andere alongside violist Garth Knox at the Spectralisms conference in IRCAM.
Praise for Music Dept students featured in BBC Proms
Following on from his specially-commissioned Radio 3 takeover to extend the Last Night of the Proms 2018, Music Department PhD student Neil Luck was invited to contribute a live set as part of 2019’s first ‘Proms at…’ event. Joined by second year undergraduate Rebecca Burden and former student James McIlwrath, Neil masterminded three pieces in an event described by the Guardian as a ‘teasing, challenging new-music bill’. Proms at …
His new work will be performed by four different ensembles in four European cities and released on CD in 2020
The objective of Discovering Young Composers of Europe (DYCE) Competition was to bring together the four regions of Europe (North, South, East, West) by inviting the composition students and alumni of all European Academies, Conservatories and Universities to submit a work.
His work will be performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble
Thomas Simaku’s recent work, La Leggiadra Luna for mixed choir a cappella, has been selected by the international jury for performance at the 2019 ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) – World Music Days, which takes place in Estonia from 2 – 10 May.