PhD Studentship: Interactive Technology in Music Performance


    May 24 2012 | 7:16 pm
    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