[ 21. Juni 2010 ]

AUSSCHREIBUNG – Society for Music Analysis, Bursaries for UK Study

From: „Straebel | TU Berlin“
Date: June 21, 2010 3:40:40 PM GMT+02:00
Subject: [ak-discourse] Society for Music Analysis, Bursaries for UK Study

The Society for Music Analysis will award up to four bursaries, of
£1,000 to £2000 for one year, to those commencing UK Masters‘ degrees,
the following conditions:

1. Applicants in 2010 must be registered or hold the offer of a place
for an
MA, MMus or similar degree in music analysis or theory and analysis,
or in a
programme that contains a significant music-analytical emphasis. The
bursary will cover the period from October 2010 to September 2011.

2. Applicants must be essentially self-funding and not in receipt of any
substantial grant, bursary, prize, studentship or similar financial
Where despite some such funding a genuine need can be shown, the
will be considered on equal terms with other applications. Bursary
are required to inform the President of the Society of any significant
changes of funding basis.

3. Where relevant, bursaries awarded for 2010-2011 will be renewed for
2011-2012 subject to a satisfactory report on work from the holder’s
institution. It will be the holder’s responsibility to commission that
report and to have it sent to the President of the Society during August
2011. If a 2010-2011 bursary holder goes on to read for a higher
degree in
2011-2012, the bursary will be renewed unless the student secures full
funding for the latter year.

4. Successful applicants will be required to become student members of
SMA if not already enrolled. They may be invited to assist the Society
time to time, and will be encouraged to stand for election as a student
representative on the Committee, but this will not be a consideration in
respect of receipt and renewal of any bursary.

The application should be in the form of a curriculum vitae; a brief
description of the degree course and the student’s objectives in
it; a statement of the applicant’s financial circumstances based on an
account of income and expenditure; and the applicant’s contact details
any special information that might be relevant. Applications should be
emailed to Dr Michael Spitzer (SMA President) at michael.spitzer at
durham.ac.uk and should be received no later than 1 August 2010.

Please also ensure that an academic reference in support of the
reaches Dr Spitzer, at the above email address, by the deadline of 1

Applications will be reviewed by Michael Spitzer and by Alan Street,
of the journal Music Analysis. Successful applicants will be notified
by mid
September 2010. Reasons will not be given for decisions.

Successful applicants are required to submit a 500-word report at the
end of
each year of study that is supported by an SMA Bursary. The report
include a summary of the main analytical components or modules of the
and how your studies have contributed to the next stage of your career.

This announcement is available online at