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Mirjam James

Mirjam James

Research Associate, AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice

11 West Road

Cambridge CB3 9DP


Mirjam’s interest in performance research stems from her experiences as a cellist and singer. Her research focuses on group communication and rehearsal strategies of professional ensembles. As a Research Associate at the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) she is currently undertaking a three-year research project, investigating aspects of musical creativity in a teaching and learning environment, which is based at the University of Cambridge.

After a MA in Musicology, Psychology and Politics at the Technical University Berlin, Mirjam gained her MSc in Music Psychology at Keele University. Her PhD on audiovisual perception was awarded from the Technical University Berlin. After working as an editor for educational music journals, Mirjam returned to the academic world as an Acting Professor in Systematic Musicology at Bremen University. Her PhD research was published in 2007 as a monograph entitled Schnittmuster. Affektive Reaktionen auf variierte Bildschnitte bei Musikvideos (Münster: Lit-Verlag).