Steinitz Scholarship in Musicology

Steinitz Scholarship in Musicology

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11.55pm

The Department of Music and Drama at the University of Huddersfield invites applications for the Steinitz Scholarship in Musicology for PhD studies starting in September 2019.

As part of a range of PhD scholarships at Huddersfield named to honour significant contributions to British musical life, this scholarship recognises the extraordinary musicological work of Paul Steinitz OBE (1909–1988), a pioneer in the post-war interpretation of the music of J.S. Bach, and Richard Steinitz OBE, founder of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Paul Steinitz founded the London Bach Society in 1946 in an effort to put his scholarship into practice, shunning the romantic Victorian performance practices of the time. His son, Richard, instituted the Electronic Music Studio at Huddersfield, but is perhaps best known for founding HCMF in 1978 – for which he served as Artistic Director throughout 23 years of spectacular growth and international success – as well as for his award-winning book on György Ligeti.

The scholarship is open to PhD applicants in all areas of musicological research, including cultural, critical and historical musicologies; studies in performance history, canon and reception; opera studies; music analysis, including computer-aided analysis; memetics and evolutionary theory in music; audiovisual media studies; popular music studies; computer simulation of musical creativity; and research into issues of gender and identity in music.

See further details at the link below. 


Published on 3 December 2018

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