Daily Archives: June 29, 2013

Travel Awards from Sempre for City Students

We are delighted to announce that two of City’s postgraduate students have been awarded Gerry Farrell Travelling Scholarships by the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE).

MA student Sam Mackay was awarded a scholarship to help fund research in the city of Marseilles. The research, focusing on grassroots music scenes, cultural policy, and urban change, is now being written up as Sam’s MA dissertation.

Miranda Crowdus, currently in the 2nd year of her PhD, received a scholarship of £1900 to allow her to complete fieldwork for her doctoral thesis – which focuses on Palestinian-Israeli music, cross-cultural networks, and social protest in South Tel Aviv and Jaffa – as well as undertake an intensive language programme at Tel Aviv University over the summer.

The SEMPRE travel scholarship scheme was set up in memory of Gerry Farrell (1951-2003), an ethnomusicologist and fine sitar player who wrote extensively on all aspects of Indian music, ethnomusicology and music education. Gerry was Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at City University London from 1995 to 2003, and we are therefore particularly delighted that two City students have received the generous support of SEMPRE this year.

Ed Pick to take up position at Wells Cathedral School

A recent graduate of the DMA degree, Edward Pick, has secured a position as a full-time accompanist at Wells Cathedral School, Somerset, starting this September.

Ed’s DMA research was on ‘‘Tonality in Schoenberg’s Music with Particular Reference to the Piano Concerto’. His studies were supervised by Professor Rhian Samuel at City and Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Ed is very much looking forward to taking up his position at Wells and working in such an exciting musical environment.