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Read more at: Alisha Jones wins two prizes from the American Musicological Society
Alisha Jones

Alisha Jones wins two prizes from the American Musicological Society

We are delighted to report the announcement by the American Musicological Society that Prof. Alisha Jones, who will join the Faculty as Associate Professor in January 2022, has won two prizes for her book Flaming? The Peculiar Theopolitics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance (Oxford University Press, 2020...


Read more at: Alisha Jones: 2021 Ruth Stone Prize
2021 Ruth Stone Prize, awarded by the Society for Ethnomusicology

Alisha Jones: 2021 Ruth Stone Prize

We are delighted to hear that Prof. Alisha Jones, who will be joining the Faculty in January 2022, has been awarded the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Ruth Stone Prize for the most distinguished first monograph in the field. Prof. Jones’s book, Flaming? The Peculiar Theopolitics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel...


Read more at: VACANCY: Assistant Professor in Composition (electroacoustic or acousmatic music), 0.5FTE

VACANCY: Assistant Professor in Composition (electroacoustic or acousmatic music), 0.5FTE

The Faculty of Music wishes to appoint a composer specialising in electroacoustic or acousmatic music to the post of Assistant Professor (0.5 FTE), starting on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Holding a PhD in Composition (or with equivalent experience) and with a record of, or clear potential for...


Read more at: Polish "Bene Merito" honorary decoration for Professor John Rink
Prof John Rink (Photo Kuba Modzelewski / Fryderyk Chopin Institute)

Polish "Bene Merito" honorary decoration for Professor John Rink

On Sunday October 17 2021, at the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw, a ceremony was held to award the Medal of Honour "Bene Merito" to Professor John Rink, an authority in the field of Fryderyk Chopin and a juror of the Chopin Competition. The event was attended by Arkady Rzegocki, the Head of the Foreign Service, the...


Read more at: Thole Research Fellow in Music at Trinity Hall

Thole Research Fellow in Music at Trinity Hall

Alana Mailes is the Thole Research Fellow in Music at Trinity Hall . Her research explores the role of early modern musical transculturation within broader histories of statecraft, espionage, commerce, confessionalism, and empire, with a focus on the music of Italy, Britain, and Ireland. Her publications have appeared in...


Read more at: Wort Residency 2021-22: Errollyn Wallen
Errollyn Wallen (photo: Gaby Merz)

Wort Residency 2021-22: Errollyn Wallen

The Faculty of Music is delighted to welcome Errollyn Wallen CBE, composer and alumna of the Faulty and King’s College, as the holder of this year’s Wort Residency. Described by The Observer as “the renaissance woman of contemporary British music” , she is a leading figure in today’s musical world, as respected as a singer...


Read more at: University of Cambridge appoints Sonita Alleyne as Chair and Simon Fairclough as Director of the Centre for Music Performance

University of Cambridge appoints Sonita Alleyne as Chair and Simon Fairclough as Director of the Centre for Music Performance

The University of Cambridge announces the appointments of Simon Fairclough as Director and Sonita Alleyne OBE as Chair of the new Centre for Music Performance (CMP), which has been established to enable students, staff and the wider community to make music in all its forms a core part of life at Cambridge. Simon will join...


Read more at: Ben Walton Elected to the Academy of Europe

Ben Walton Elected to the Academy of Europe

We are delighted to convey the news that Dr Ben Walton , Reader in Music History, has been elected to the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). He will join around 4500 humanities, science and social science scholars from across the European continent nominated by peers for the quality of their research and their...


Read more at: Hugh Wood (1932-2021)
Hugh Wood (1932-2021)

Hugh Wood (1932-2021)

We are saddened to hear of the death on Friday 14 August of the composer, writer and teacher Hugh Wood, who was a University Lecturer at the Faculty and Fellow and Director of Studies of Churchill College from 1977 until his retirement in 1999. He was known especially for his chamber music and songs, which combined...


Read more at: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Peter Asimov

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

We are delighted to welcome Dr Peter Asimov as a new Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty from May 2022. A former PhD student in the Faculty, Peter is currently a Fondation Wiener-Anspach Fellow working with Prof. Valérie Dufour at the Université Libre de Bruxelles . Peter’s project focuses on the career and...