Berlin Ethnomusicology and the Anthropology of Music Research Group

Berlin Ethnomusicology and the Anthropology of Music Research Group

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. 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

MA in Popular Music at Western‏

MA in Popular Music and Culture
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies and The Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada) are now accepting applications for our joint MA program in Popular Music and Culture. The due date for applications is 1 February 2013. Complete applications received by this date will be given priority consideration. Details are available here:  Continue reading

Masters Scholarships at the London College of Music

The Mollie Clay Scholarship
Value: £2,500
Available: Academic year 2012/13
Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be prospective students commencing a postgraduate degree course in the academic year 2012/13.
Closing date: 30 April 2012
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Anthony Coad Academic Scholarships
Value: £2500
Available: Academic year 2012/13
Eligibility criteria: This Scholarship is available to current students enrolled on a full-time course of study with the London College of Music. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential to achieve. Application form will be available in September 2012.
Closing date: 30 November 2012
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The University is also currently offering a £1000 discount to International Students on masters courses. Continue reading

Master of Music degree at Texas State University – Mariachi and Salsa tracks

Texas State University offers a 36-hour Master of Music degree with emphases in either Latin Music Performance or Latin Music Education, and tracks in either Mariachi or Salsa music. The program includes specialized courses in Salsa and Mariachi arranging, vocal and instrumental techniques, ensembles, and history and research. For degree plans, media, and info on the award-winning ensembles Salsa del Rio and Mariachi Nueva Generacion, please visit or contact John Lopez (

PhD studentship at Bristol‏

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol will be offering a postgraduate research scholarship for a new Home (UK or EU) student for September 2012 entry. The scholarship will offer funding for three years to cover tuition fees and a maintenance stipend equivalent to RCUK rates. We invite applications from strong candidates in all areas of sociology, politics or international studies.

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International Postgraduate Summer School

“Methods of Popular Music Analysis”
Call for applications
Osnabrueck (Germany), 12th-16th September 2011

The ASPM (Arbeitskreis Studium Populaerer Musik) and the University of Osnabrueck are inviting applications for participation in the first international summer school “Methods of Popular Music Analysis”. The summer school will take place at the Institute of Musicology and Music Pedagogy in Osnabrueck, Germany, from Monday 12th to Friday 16th September 2011. The summer school is addressed to post graduates and Ph.D. students who are currently working on a research project that involves analytical approaches towards popular music. Continue reading