Postgraduate Study at the University of Huddersfield‏

Postgraduate MA and PhD Study in Popular Music
University of Huddersfield
https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/pmsrg/postgraduatestudy/

Students can study popular music at the University of Huddersfield at MA, MPhil or PhD level, and can include composition, performance, musicology, music technology and production. Students participate in a lively research environment, with 50 postgraduate students and a regular programme of events, concerts and seminars. Applications are encouraged which include practice based research, such as composition, performance or studio production, this work is usually accompanied by a short thesis. PhD by Publication allows those who already have a large body of existing research to evidence that existing work within 12 months of study. Continue reading

PhD Research Fellow in Popular Music

PhD Research Fellow in Popular Music
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
Ref. 50/14
Closing date for applications: 9 May 2014

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as PhD Research Fellow in Popular Music Research for a period of three years, at the Department of Popular Music, Faculty of Fine Arts. The position is located in Kristiansand, Norway. The starting date is negotiable. Continue reading

PhD Research Fellow in World Music

PhD Research Fellow in World Music
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
Ref. 51/14
Closing date for applications: 9 May 2014

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as PhD Research Fellow in World Music with emphasis on Popular Music for a period of three years, at the Department of Popular Music, Faculty of Fine Arts. The position is located in Kristiansand, Norway. The starting date is negotiable. Continue reading

MA in Popular Culture at Brock‏

MA in Popular Culture
Brock University‏
Application Deadline: 1 February 2014

The Interdisciplinary MA in Popular Culture draws on theoretical perspectives, approaches, and methods from various disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as the established interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies. The study of Popular Culture ranges from traditional textual analysis to ethnographic observation and participant interviews, and the themes and topics addressed in the program emphasize both historical and contemporary perspectives. The program espouses no single methodological or theoretical perspective. Continue reading

MA in Popular Music and Culture

MA in Popular Music and Culture
Jointly offered by the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University (University of Western Ontario)
Canada

What is it?

A pioneering, innovative, and interdisciplinary MA degree program for students who want to explore any and all facets of popular music by combining cultural and creative approaches. This cross-disciplinary degree melds critical media study and cultural theory with cutting-edge explorations of recording practice and production. Continue reading

Performance Studies Program at Texas A&M

Performance Studies Program at Texas A&M
Accepting MA Student Applications
Deadline: 15 January 2014

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for the Master of Arts degree in Performance Studies. Graduate Assistantships, which include tuition, healthcare benefits, and a monthly stipend, are available for qualified students. Our students and faculty are committed to the ethnographic study of vernacular culture and the integration of practice and research. Continue reading

AHRC Studentships

AHRC Studentships
SWW Training Partnership‏
School of Music
Cardiff University

The School of Music at Cardiff University is delighted to invite AHRC studentship applications as part of the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP). The consortium, whose 8 members include our partner Music departments at Bath Spa, Bristol and Southampton, has secured 200 studentships to be disbursed over 5 years. Students within the DTP are based in a single department, but the consortium works on the principle of collaborative supervision and is also working in partnership with major arts and culture organisations both in the UK and abroad. Continue reading

Berlin Ethnomusicology and the Anthropology of Music Research Group

BEAM
Berlin Ethnomusicology and the Anthropology of Music Research Group
http://berlinethnomusicology.blogspot.de

BEAM is a Berlin-based research group dedicated to the ethnographic study of music. It welcomes local and international scholars and students of various disciplines interested in the social, cultural and political dimensions of music. The group meets Thursday evenings (6-8pm) once a month at different academic institutions around the city. By providing a forum for music scholars to engage in academic exchange, discuss current literature and disciplinary debates, and present recent research, it aims to strengthen a local ethnomusicology community across local Berlin academic institutions, to build connections to a wider international network of ethnomusicologists, and to increase the discipline’s visibility within and expand its impact on local musical, cultural and political life. Continue reading

Master Class for Doctoral Students‏

Master class on media and communication studies perspectives on music consumption
University of Roskilde, Denmark
15 October 2013

Organizers: Dr. Fabian Holt and the research program in Communication, Journalism and Performance Design at CBIT, Roskilde University

This master class offers Ph.D. students working on music and media an opportunity to discuss their dissertation research in the context of recent developments in communication and media studies. This one-day event begins by offering three core perspectives on the field before concentrating on in-depth discussions of chapter drafts by the participating doctoral students. The three emerging perspectives to be addressed in the opening lectures are 1) the ethical turn, 2) post-broadcasting, and 3) the audiovisual turn in music consumption. glasgow triple glazing company Continue reading

MA in Performance Studies at Texas A&M University‏

MA in Performance Studies
Department of Performance Studies
Texas A&M University

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for the Master of Arts degree in Performance Studies. Performance Studies scholars examine relationships between performance and culture. Our program emphasizes the ethnographic study of vernacular culture and the integration of practice and research. The department has research strengths in Africana studies, dance and ritual studies, ethnomusicology, folklore, performance ethnography, popular music studies, religious studies, theatre history, media studies, and women’s studies. Continue reading