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Conservatoire PGR research symposium

June 5, 2018 - June 7, 2018

You are invited to the forthcoming Postgraduate Research study days taking place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The event showcases the rich and diverse research practice of our students and we would love for you to join us.

Please find a schedule overview below and full abstracts here.


Tuesday 5thJune 2018 | Workshop 2, Conservatoire

3.30pm–5pm: Durham Cathedral in the 1620s and 1630s: A liturgical context for historical improvisation? | Hands-on workshop with Helen Roberts (RBC) and Catherine Motuz (McGill University / Schola Cantorum, Basel)


Wednesday 6thJune 2018 | Workshop 2, Conservatoire

09.45  Shi Ling Chin | Chaconne, Reimagined

10.15   Hannah Roberts | Clara Schumann as Pedagogue

10.45   Andrew Toovey | Setting text to music: A practical demonstration & Paul Taylor : Interpreting an orchestral landscape

11.30   BREAK

11.45   Maya Velaak | Hexenhaus – A scrutinising compositional position

12.15   Andy Ingamells and Paul Norman | Round table discussion focussing on opportunities for post-doctoral career development.

1.00     LUNCH

2.00     Daniel Tong | On the Road to Heiligenstadt: Kurt Schwertsik and Redemption on the Path to Beethoven’s Late Style. 

2.30     Luca Bationi | Enforced sounds: dubbing in an Italian Fascist context

3.00     Niccolo Grannieri | Reach System: how practice led research can inform the design and development of an instrument.

3.30     Terezjia Stimec | Constructive or destructive? Assessing the impact of feedback in instrumental piano lessons


Thursday 7thJune 2018 | Workshop 2, Conservatoire

10.00   Melinda Maxwell | Preparations for Unlocking

10.30   Connor Christie | Irish rebel music 1969 – 1998: Motives and agendas

11.00   Susie Self | Composing music for audiences who don’t go to opera: A lecture recital demonstrating compositional strategies to create Quilt Song, a new opera for Birmingham.

11.30   BREAK

11.45   Conor Mcelroy | Abstract TBC

12.15   Bill Hunt : In search of the original performing pitch: a worthwhile element of practice-based musicological research or simply a matter of taste?

12.45   LUNCH

2.00     Miles Payne | Richard Allison’s ‘Psalmes of Dauid in Meter’ 

2.30     Daniel Galbreath | Choral Complexity: Aleatorism and Nested Decision Making

3.00     Corey Mwamba | We all have to deal with Gary Burton – confronting personal sound in jazz vibraphone performance.


June 5, 2018
June 7, 2018
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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road
Birmingham, B4 7XR United Kingdom
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