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Funded Postgraduate Studentships - Music

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RCM Doctoral Studentship: Pamela Weston Clarinet Award

The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Award.

Amongst the RCM's staff are some of the world's leading clarinet players and scholars, including Colin Lawson, Ingrid Pearson, Michael Collins, Tim Lines, Barnaby Robson and Michael Harris. In addition, the College's Library and Collections contain substantial holdings of manuscripts, programmes and other materials relating to the clarinet, such as the Graham Melville-Mason collection.

Applicants are welcome to undertake research into any aspect of the instrument or related members of the clarinet family. Submissions across theory and practice, i.e. combining text-based and practical research, are particularly welcome. Please contact Dr Ingrid Pearson, Research Fellow in Performance Practice, for informal advice before submitting an application ().

The studentship, funded by the late Pamela Weston, will pay tuition fees for three years full-time or six years part-time study. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the studentship in September 2017. Applicants should follow the standard application procedure, but should indicate on their proposal that they are applying for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Award (http://www.rcm.ac.uk/apply/doctoral/). Closing date for applications is 31 January 2017.

The Royal College of Music is an equal opportunities employer.

RCM Doctoral Studentship: Music and Material Culture

The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications for a Doctoral Studentship in Music and Material Culture, with a specific focus on musical instruments and musical iconography.

The RCM has renowned collections of musical instruments and paintings spanning from the 15th to the early 20th centuries, which includes masterpieces such as the earliest surviving guitar (Lisbon, 1581), the earliest stringed keyboard instrument (Ulm?, c. 1480) and one of the most extensive collections of portraits of musicians in the UK. It is involved in international research projects on the history and sociology of musical instruments, their technology, preservation and interpretation, with a strong focus on the relationship between instruments, performance practice and their repertoire both through history and in contemporary music. The connection with the Faculties of Historical Performance and of Composition, and with the RCM Centre for Performance Science also offer an ideal environment for collaborative projects that explore the creation of new music, as well as musical performance and society from the perspective of material culture, taking musical instruments or musical iconography as a starting point.

Applicants are welcome to undertake research into any aspect of organology, art history as well as material culture studies, the creation of new music, and/or projects which aim to expand the boundaries of research on musical instruments and iconography, testing their potential as meaningful sources for the understanding of material and immaterial culture. Please contact Gabriele Rossi Rognoni, Museum Curator, for informal advice before submitting an application ().

The studentship will pay home/EU tuition fees for three years full-time or six years part-time study. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the studentship in September 2017. Applicants should follow the standard application procedure, but should indicate on their proposal that they are applying for the Doctoral Studentship in Music and Material Culture (http://www.rcm.ac.uk/apply/doctoral/). The closing date for applications is 31 January 2017.

The Royal College of Music is an equal opportunities employer.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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