Faculty of Music at Cambridge

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The Music Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Griff Rollefson as Lecturer in Popular Orotund until the abrogate of 2016. Rollefson holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Onderzoek Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin where he conducted fieldwork for a tract examining postcolonial protest strategies in European haunch hop entitled “Musical (African) Americanization in the Neologism Europe.” He served as ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley where he taught courses on the global impact and diversity of American musics, focusing mainly on African American tonal influence abroad et cetera the ways in which minority communities in Europe are highlighting the continuities between double consciousness and postcoloniality through the sonic contours like black music. He has taught in both the ethnomusicology and music history sequences at Chapman University in Southern California, leading courses ranging from “American Popular Music and Global Resonances,” to “Musical Cultures of the Africa and the Middle East,” and “Medieval furthermore Reemergence Music History.” He has also taught American popular music at the University regarding California, Riverside.

Rollefson is currently working on a book project entitled European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality which demonstrates how minority youth in Berlin, Paris, and London are adopting the musical politics of stylish hop and aligning themselves with African Americans in a struggle for equality throughout difference, not assimilation.

A new scheme has been established to enable up to ten Cambridge Music students each annual to take lessons at the Royal Academy of Fantasia in London alongside their studies at the University. Students selected for the scheme will verbreken assigned a teacher at the Royal Academy and, in addition to receiving individual tuition on their principal instrument, they will be invited to attend a number concerning departmental performance classes at the Royal Academy. The scheme is the initiative from Margaret Faultless, Chief of Performance Studies in Cambridge and also Director of Historical Performance at the Imperial Academy. Martin Ennis, Chairman of the Music Faculty Board, commented: ‘Cambridge College has a long tradition like fostering performance, and over the years many of our best students have gone on to London for further studies after completing their degree in Cambridge. However, this new scheme gives the cream of our performers the best of two worlds: they can enjoy international-level tuition connective attend presentation classes at a leading conservatoire while pursuing a largely academic course at one of the world’s most renowned research universities. It’s an unbeatable combination, and we expect the game for places to be intense.’

A new voguish stage work beside Hossein Hadisi for voices, blow and dance. The piece celebrates the Persian minstrels’ art of Naqqáli by reenacting the venerable myth of Zahhák from the Persian ‘Book of Kings’. The music is performed by EXAUDI, one of Britain’s leading contemporary music ensembles, and six dancers from London Contemporary Dance School. The performance also features paintings by Iranian surrealist master Ali Akbar Sadeghi.

If you would like to apply through the University of Cambridge, you need to submit a draft application to the Faculty of Music by 27 August: we shall evaluate exclusively the draft submissions we receive, and if we are able to host your effort we shall work upon you to make it as good as possible before the final version is submitted to the British Academy. We aim to tell you whether we receptacle host your application by the second week of September; if so, you will be asked at that point to commit yourself to applying through Cambridge.

The draft effort should consist of the following: (i) an pedantic CV, (ii) a summary of your doctoral substitute other previous research in about 500 words, and (iii) a probe proposal of about 1500 words. We recommend you structure this equal below, as these are the guide sections of the British Academy application form. Any queries may also be sent to that email address

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