Stipendium: Denis Smalley Scholarship in Electronic Music (University of Huddersfield)

University of Huddersfield, Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM):
“Denis Smalley Scholarship in Electronic Music”
Stipend: £ 35,000 annually
Closing date: 1 March 2014 (postmark)

The Music Department of the University of Huddersfield offers PhD scholarships in Composition, Electronic Music, Musicology, and Performance, each named after a recent recipient of an honorary doctorate from the university. The Jonathan Harvey (Composition), Denis Smalley (Electronic Music), and Duncan Druce (Performance) Scholarships are open for applications for PhD studies beginning in October 2014.

The Denis Smalley Scholarship in Electronic Music is open to applicants in all areas of electronic music research, including computer music composition, live electronics, interactive technologies, improvisation, and sound art.

  • Full waiver of tuition fees, £ 35,000 annual stipend
  • Full-time PhD study, three years beginning in October 2014
  • Competitive scholarship open to new UK, EU and International PhD students
  • Supervision from internationally renowned staff
  • Opportunities for performance, publication, teaching experience, collaborative projects
  • Additional financial support through the University’s Researcher Development Fund of up to £ 35,750 per year for activities including travel, research networking, public engagement
  • Candidate is required to be resident in Huddersfield for the durationof the scholarship

In addition to an affiliation with the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM), the successful applicant may also draw on the resources of the Sound.Music.Image research centre (SMI/rc); Huddersfield Centre for PerformanceResearch (HuCPeR); Centre for the Study of Music, Gender and Identity (MuGI); or Popular Music Studies Research Group. The department has international exchange agreements with Kunstuniversität Graz, Musik-Akademie Basel, and the Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and Art (NOTAM), which may provide opportunities for external PhD supervision, where appropriate, andfurther outlets for performance and research dissemination.

The University of Huddersfield is home to the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the British Music Collection archive, and one of the leading electronic music studios in the UK, including Phipps Concert Hall, interfaced with a 32-track Pro Tools HD-based Recording Studio, the SRIF-funded SPIRAL 25.4-channel digital spatialisation laboratory, two 8-channel studios, three 5.1 studios with video editing facilities, three stereo studios with dedicated recording booth, an interactive sound lab, three 25-computer workstation rooms, and the SRIF-funded 48-channel HISS (Huddersfield Immersive Sound System). All studios are equipped with top of the line hardware, software, and plug-ins, and the department offers an impressive collection of industry-leading microphones and portable recording equipment, including a 26-track location recording setup with class-A preamps. Our visiting artist concert series brings world-class musicians to the department, who each perform student works in their concerts as well as offering workshop opportunities, and the annual Electric Spring Festival presents the work of leading electronic music composers, performers, and programmers.

Additional information is available here:

To apply:
Closing date: 1 March 2014 (postmark)

Applications should be accompanied by audio/video recordings along with articles or other examples of written work. Folios may also be sent electronically to the contacts below. Please clearly indicate on the online application form that you are applying for the Smalley Scholarship.

Enquiries: Dr Aaron Cassidy (Research Coordinator, Music and Music Technology) –

Prof Monty Adkins (Professor of Experimental Electronic Music) –

More information can be found at

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