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Royal Holloway/CHARM Research Studentship in the History and Analysis of Recorded Music

A three-year fully funded research studentship in the history and analysis of recorded music will be available at Royal Holloway, University of London ( from October 2006.

Supervised by Professor Nicholas Cook, the student will be attached to a research project within CHARM (the AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music, This project involves the use of computational methods to study performance expression in Chopin's Mazurkas (see; the student will work with recordings of piano music, taking advantage of methods developed within the main project, but in relation to a repertory of his/her own choice.

This is an outstanding opportunity to gain experience in two developing areas of musicology: computational analysis and the analysis of recorded music. We expect that the successful applicant will be educated to Masters level with exposure to musical analysis and/or performance studies; some experience of music computing would be advantageous, but is not a prerequisite as training will be available. The studentship will be on the same terms as standard AHRC doctoral awards (UK/EU fees plus a maintenance award, which is expected to be 14,300 in 2006/07).

If interested, please write in the first instance to the CHARM Coordinator ([log in to unmask]), providing basic details of your background and interests, together with some indication of what you envisage researching on; a fully elaborated research proposal is not required at this stage. 

The deadline for receipt of a formal application (details at is 1 April 2006.

Nicholas Cook, FBA
Professorial Research Fellow in Music
Royal Holloway, University of London
Director, AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music