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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.

The Department of Music at York (incorporating the Contemporary Music Reseach Centre) has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Contemporary Music
  • Musical Analysis
  • Opera Studies
  • Baroque Music
  • Word and Music Studies
  • Music and Embodiment
  • Ethnomusicology
  • 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:

  • British composers from York broadcast in Chile

    Music by Thomas Simaku, Roger Marsh, James Williamson and Owen Russell has been broadcast in Chile.

  • Carlos Zamora news

    Carlos Zamora has had a busy few months.   In February 14th the Concerto for Recorders and Chamber Orchestra was world premiered at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall with the soloist Carmen Troncoso and the University of York Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carlos Zamora.

  • CMRC members featured in new album release

     

     

    Works by Federico Reuben, Lynette Quek and Neil Luck are featured as part of a new album on the squib-box label exploring experimental uses of the Japanese vocal synthesis software ‘Vocaloid’.   Released earlier this month, the album New Vocal Solutions (sampler) is free to stream and download here.

  • Radio 3 in Concert features Martin Suckling’s Candlebird

    Originally commissioned by the London Sinfonietta in 2011 and receiving widespread critical acclaim at its premiere, Candlebird, a poignant song-cycle for baritone and ensemble setting texts by Scottish poet Don Paterson was performed by Mark Stone with the Aurora Orchestra under conductor Nicholas Collon at King’s Place, London on 7th April and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 In Concert on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm.

  • York goes to Hanover Square

    An event organised by the Laurence Sterne Trust in central London on Thursday March 22nd involves a good deal of York participation.  Curated by musician and broadcaster David Owen Norris, the event, in St George’s Hanover Square, marks the 250th anniversary of Sterne’s funeral, which was held in that very church (also known as the Handel Church).  There will be readings from Sterne’s Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey, and performances of Handel and other baroque pieces.  There will also be the premiere of James Cave’s Vespers for solo recorder,  which won the competition to write a piece which might represent the indescribably beautiful piece played by the troubled Maria in Sterne’s novels.  The piece will be played by Carmen Troncoso.  Also in the programme will be a performance of Poor Yorick by Roger Marsh.   This setting of texts from Sterne’s Tristram Shandy will be performed by a reunited Hilliard Ensemble (they officially retired two years ago), boosted by tenors John Potter and Chris O Gorman.

  • cmrc on Radio 3

    Federico Reuben and Neil Luck were featured on Radio 3’s Hear and Now on Saturday March 3.