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International Centre for Community Music, York St John University
PhD Fee Bursary: Community Music and the Digital Environment
Location: York
Deadline: 10 July 2020
The International Centre for Community Music (ICCM), in conjunction with York St John University’s new Institute for Social Justice, is seeking applications from candidates interested in pursuing doctoral research into community music and the digital environment

Community music practices have always emphasised inclusive music participation and the importance of making music together. The majority of this work happens in physical spaces, a practice that has faced challenges during a world living with Covid19. How have community musicians responded to these challenges and what are the long-term implications? What are the impacts of this disruption to the economy of socially engaged music making and how might practitioners rethink the way they work? This studentship seeks to explore how community musicians are engaging with digital platforms whilst continuing the practice of inclusive and accessible music making that is contextually relevant. We are open to a diversity of proposals and interested in candidates exploring the topic through either practice or written thesis.

This PhD will be led by Professor Lee Higgins with a start date set for 1 October. Further details are available at: yorksj.ac.uk/study/research/funding-your-research/scholarships/ and are also available to download below.

If you have any further questions or any information then please contact Lee Higgins directly at lee.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk.