January graduation saw no less than 6 Music Department students awarded their doctorate degrees. Students on the MA Music, MA Composing for Moving Images, MA Ethnomusicology and MA Composition also received their awards.The doctoral awards were as follows:
Stephen Wilford: ‘Bledi Cockneys: Music, Identity and Mediation in Algerian London’ (supervisor: Stephen Cottrell)
Jocelyn Howell: ‘Boosey & Hawkes: The Rise and Fall of a Wind Instrument Manufacturing Empire’ (supervisor: Stephen Cottrell)
Alex Jeffery:’The Narrascape of Gorrilaz’ Plastic Beach: An Interdisciplinary Case Study in Musical Transmedia’ (supervisor: Miguel Mera).
Miranda Crowdus: ‘Hip Hop in South Tel Aviv: Third-Space, Convergent Dispossession(s), and Intercultural Communication in Urban Borderlands’ (supervisor: Laudan Nooshin)
Ben Schoeman: ‘The Piano Works of Stefans Grové (1922-2014): A Study of Stylistic Influences, Technical Elements and Canon Formation in South African Art Music’ (supervisor: Christopher Wiley; Guildhall advisor:Ronan O’Hora).
Annie Yim: ‘Robert Schumann’s Musical-Aesthetic Influence on Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major, Op.8 (1854 Version) as Illustrated by Schumann’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Op.63’ (supervisor: Christopher Wiley; Guildhall advisor: Joan Havill).
Many congratulations to all the students and their supervisors!