Thursday 12 July 2012
A lecturer at the University's London College of Music has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Cambridge University.
Dr. Simon Zagorski-Thomas was bestowed this accolade as part of the keenly contested second phase of the fellowship programme run by the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP).
Simon will be based in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge, for two months at the end of 2012 where he will conduct research on performance in the recording studio with the CMPCP's Creative Learning and Original Music performance team led by Professor John Rink. He will also collaborate with colleagues at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Tech Music Schools and the Royal College of Music.
Simon's project utilises staged recording sessions with students from these three colleges and the London College of Music, along with video-recall interview techniques, to study the issues that affect early career musicians when they come to operate in the recording studio environment.
He aims to publish a journal article and two conference presentations and, after a further research project on the same topic, a monograph on Performance in the Recording Studio. There is also a planned series of 'impact' events aimed at future young professional musicians and their teachers at conservatoires and music departments around the country.
Further details of CMPCP and this fellowship can be found at: http://www.cmpcp.ac.uk/news.html