PhD Scholarships with the British Music Collection

Closing date 1st March 2013
Huddersfield University
Produced by: 
Sound and Music & CeReNeM

The Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) and Sound and Music (SAM) announce the British Music Collection PhD Scholarship.

The scholarship comprises a 100% fee waiver with £5000 annual stipend for Full-Time study over 3 years and £750 p.a. research expenses. It is a competitive scholarship open to new Home/EU and International PhD students. The successful candidate is required to be resident in Huddersfield for the duration of the scholarship bursary.

The British Music Collection comprises an archive of over 40,000 scores and recordings of British music and composers based in Britain. The Collection's earliest scores date back to the beginning of the twentieth century, although most of the archive is from the 1960s to the present day and a policy for future acquisitions and digital development is in train. Now the Collection has its permanent home at the University of Huddersfield and is publicly available as a valuable and inspiring resource, this PhD is a joint initiative to highlight the significance of this archive and to celebrate the music within it.

The successful applicant's PhD research must have a strong link to the archive ( He/she may be a musicologist researching a specific composer or movement within British music, or a composer wanting to use the archive in creative ways for the development of new original works. The applicant will also have the possibility to work closely with Susanna Eastburn (CEO of Sound and Music), Graham McKenzie (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) and academic staff at the University of Huddersfield in curating concerts of music from the archive alongside new works.

Closing date: 1 March 2013 (postmark date)

Enquiries to: Prof. Monty Adkins,

To apply: Visit the Huddersfield University website and download an application form.


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