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Read more at: Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College for Rajan Lal

Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College for Rajan Lal

We are delighted to announce that PhD student Rajan Lal has been awarded a four-year Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, starting in October 2024. Rajan’s thesis offers a new way to analyse the music of Scriabin; his proposed project for the fellowship expands that work to other composers of the early 20 th...


Read more at: Jingyu Chen's 'Nebula' awarded 1st Prize in the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2024
Toru Takemitsu Composition Award winners for 2024

Jingyu Chen's 'Nebula' awarded 1st Prize in the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2024

Congratulations to Jingyu Chen (PhD candidate, Faculty of Music), on being awarded the 1st Prize at Toru Takemitsu Composition Award. When screening the score for selection, judge Mark-Anthony Turnage wrote: "I was looking for clarity and variety and less reliance on gesture in the scores that were submitted. I had been...


Read more at: Job vacancy: Assistant Professor in Early Music (before 1700) (Fixed Term)

Job vacancy: Assistant Professor in Early Music (before 1700) (Fixed Term)

The Faculty of Music wishes to appoint a musicologist specialising in the period before c.1700 to the post of Assistant Professor, starting on 1 January 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter, and extending to 31 December 2026. This post arises as cover for a European Research Council Consolidator Grant ending in December...


Read more at: MPhil student Xuezi Xu wins prize for the best paper at the BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, 2024
Xuezi Xiu

MPhil student Xuezi Xu wins prize for the best paper at the BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, 2024

Congratulations to our MPhil student Xuezi Xu, who has won a Royal Musical Association prize for her research on Olga Neuwirth’s opera Orlando , a 2019 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel. The RMA citation reads: ‘ X uezi Xu (University of Cambridge) has won the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle Student Paper...


Read more at: MPhil student Emily Vaughan-Williams wins prize for best paper at the SMA OxTAGS conference 2024

MPhil student Emily Vaughan-Williams wins prize for best paper at the SMA OxTAGS conference 2024

Many congratulations to current MPhil student Emily Vaughan-Williams, who was awarded the prize for best paper at the 2024 Society for Music Analysis Oxford Graduate Student Conference (OxTAGS), held earlier this month. Emily's paper was titled ‘Symmetry and Redemption: A Neo-Riemannian Analysis of Vaughan Williams’ Fifth...


Read more at: The Faculty of Music at the Cambridge Festival, March 2024

The Faculty of Music at the Cambridge Festival, March 2024

The Music Faculty is delighted to be contributing several exciting events to this year's Cambridge Festival, taking place in March 2024: 7 and 8 March: Bach’s St John Passion . Experience two very different performances of the St John Passion ! On 7 March, renowned tenor Nicholas Mulroy will lead a stellar ensemble...


Read more at: Prof. Catherine A. Bradley to join the Faculty in autumn 2024
Prof. Catherine A. Bradley

Prof. Catherine A. Bradley to join the Faculty in autumn 2024

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Catherine A. Bradley will be joining the Faculty in the autumn of 2024, to take up the position of Assistant Professor in Early Music. Currently at the University of Oslo, she is a leading authority on plainchant-based polyphony in thirteenth-century Paris. Her latest book...


Read more at: January 2024: new publications from three members of the Faculty of Music

January 2024: new publications from three members of the Faculty of Music

Marina Frolova-Walker and Jonathan Walker, Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 5 (Oxford Keynotes) This book is devoted to Shostakovich’s most controversial symphony composed at the peak of Stalin’s purges. It delves into the history of the work's composition, the pressures Shostakovich experienced at the time, and the cultural...


Read more at: New MPhil Funding Opportunity: Lady Lincoln Scholarship in Music (Magdalene)

New MPhil Funding Opportunity: Lady Lincoln Scholarship in Music (Magdalene)

The Faculty of Music is delighted to announce the inauguration of a new MPhil Scholarship in Music to be held at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The Lady Lincoln Scholarship in Music of £12,000 is available for 2023 entry to support a student from the UK studying the MPhil in Music at the University of Cambridge. It will be...


Read more at: RMA Practice Research Prize 2023

RMA Practice Research Prize 2023

Mine Doğantan-Dack has been awarded the RMA Practice Research Prize 2023 for her article titled “Senses and Sensibility: The Performer’s Intentions Between the Page and the Stage” published in Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (27/1: 23-68). The RMA Practice Research Prize, which will be awarded annually, was...