[ 25. November 2016 ]

NEWS – Opportunities for Study and Funding at the University of Birmingham / BEAST

Von: Scott Wilson via cec conference
Datum: Fri, 25 Nov 2016
Betreff: [cec-c] Opportunities for Study and Funding at the University of Birmingham / BEAST

Below is some information on funding and study opportunities in electronic music at the University of Birmingham. We offer:

The chance to join a department which has been a leader in the field for over three decades.
Expertise in acousmatic composition, live-coding, mixed instrumental/electronic music, large-scale spatialisation, network music, SuperCollider development, non-standard synthesis, and phonography/soundscape composition
The opportunity to work with BEAST, our world-renowned concert system, capable of presenting electronic music in circa 100 discrete channels (http://www.beast.bham.ac.uk)
Access to amazing facilities in the £16 million Bramall Music Building:

Six cutting edge multichannel composition studios
The Dome Rehearsal Room, featuring the 30+ channel BEASTdome system

The Elgar Concert Hall, arguably the finest and most flexible (particularly for electronic music) space of its kind in a UK university

Throughout featuring bespoke acoustic design by Nick Edwards (Symphony Hall Birmingham, Symphony Centre Dallas, Royal Shakespeare Theatre)
Excellent equipment resources (recorders, microphones, etc.)
Opportunities to work with world class visiting performers (e.g. BCMG annually; Exaudi, Hermes, and Fidelio trio in recent years) and composers (e.g. Freida Abtan and John Richards) in regular workshop sessions and masterclasses

Regular collaborations with exciting partners both locally and internationally, for example CERN, Birmingham Open Media, Sampad, etc.
Degrees at masters and PhD level

More info on our research culture, staff, and facilities is available here:


Information on programmes and how to apply: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/lcahm/departments/music/postgraduate/index.aspx

Funding Opportunities

Birmingham is part of the Midlands3Cities AHRC doctoral training partnership, which offers up to full scholarships with a living allowance for UK and EU students, and opportunities for co-supervision across institutions in the consortium.


All applicants may apply for College of Arts and Law Scholarships and Music Department funding (applicants for M3C and College funding will be considered for the latter automatically), and there are some opportunities specifically for non-EU students and distance learning students.


We also have a number of teaching assistantships and internships, and regularly include students on research bids.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions: s.d.wilson@bham.ac.uk



Dr. Scott Wilson

Reader in Electronic Music

Director of BEAST and the Electroacoustic Studios

Music Department

Bramall Music Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

+44 (0)121 414 5767

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