PhD Studentship: Interactive Technology in Music Performance

May 24, 2012 at 7:16pm

PhD Studentship: Interactive Technology in Music Performance

Birmingham Conservatoire invites applications for a three-year full-time PhD studentship.

In addition to topics stated in the advert below, submissions are particularly welcome in the following areas:

  • Software environments for live musical interaction
  • Augmented and virtual musical instruments
  • Music Information Retrieval in live performance
  • Gesture analysis and gestural control
  • Haptic and tactile interfaces
  • Ontologies and notation for live electronics
  • Live electronics pedagogy

For enquiries and application forms please contact: liz.reeve@bcu.ac.uk

Deadline for applications: Friday 8th June 2012
Interview date: Thursday 28th June 2012
Commencement date: September 2012

Postgraduate Research Studentship

Centre for Music and Performance, Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham City University

The Research Department at Birmingham Conservatoire invites applications for a three-year full-time PhD studentship.

A full-time bursary in line with the AHRC rate (outside London) will be provided (currently £13,590 per annum), and PhD fees at Home/EU rate will be covered by the University.

The studentship is offered for commencement in September 2012 in an area consonant with the research strategy at Birmingham Conservatoire. Areas of special relevance to our research include composition, interactive performance and live electronics, performance studies, music criticism, late medieval music theory, French and Italian Baroque, Messiaen, late nineteenth- and twentieth-century French music, film music and cognate studies.

Further details of staff specialisms at http://www.bcu.ac.uk/pme/conservatoire/research

Current part-time students may apply for a two- or three-year full-time programme.
Birmingham Conservatoire has a very lively research department. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise almost 50% of its research outputs were judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. It has awarded PhDs since 1993 and has an excellent completion rate.

For enquiries and application forms please contact:

Liz Reeve, Research Administrator, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham
B3 3HG

or email liz.reeve@bcu.ac.uk

Deadline for applications is Friday 8th June 2012
Interview date: Thursday 28th June 2012

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