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Royal Holloway/CHARM Research Studentship in the History and Analysis of Recorded Music
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A three-year fully funded research studentship in the history and analysis of recorded music will be available at Royal Holloway, University of London (http://www.rhul.ac.uk/music) 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, http://www.charm.rhul.ac.uk). This project involves the use of computational methods to study performance expression in Chopin's Mazurkas (see http://www.charm.rhul.ac.uk/content/projects/chopin.html); 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 http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Studying/Admissions/pgapplication.html) is 1 April 2006.

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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