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The Music Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment about Griff Rollefson as Lecturer in Popular Music until the goal of 2016. Rollefson holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Research Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin where he conducted fieldwork for a dissertation examining postcolonial protest strategies in European hip hop entitled “Musical (African) Americanization in the New Europe.” He served as ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Lecturer at UC Berkeley where he taught courses on the global impact and multiformity of American musics, focusing especially on African American choral influence abroad and the ways in which minority communities in Europe are highlighting the continuities between double consciousness and postcoloniality through the sonic contours of black music. He has taught in both the ethnomusicology and music history sequences at Chapman University in Southern California, principal courses ranging from “American Popular Music and Global Resonances,” to “Musical Cultures of the Africa and the Middle East,” ampersand “Medieval and Renaissance Music History.” He has also taught American popular music at the University of California, Riverside.

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

A green scheme has been established to enable up to ten Cambridge Music students each year to take lessons at the Royal Academy of Music in London alongside their studies at the University. Students selected for the scheme will voltooien assigned a educator at the Royal Academy and, in addition to receiving individual tuition on their principal instrument, they will be invited to attend a integer of departmental performance classes at the Princely Academy. The contrivance is the initiative of Margaret Faultless, Director of Performance Studies in Cambridge besides further Director of Historical Stint at the Royal Academy. Martin Ennis, Chairman of the Music Flair Board, commented: ‘Cambridge University has a long tradition of 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 vessel enjoy international-level tuition and attend performance 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 competition for places to be intense.’

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

If you would resembling 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 all the draft submissions we receive, and if we are au fait to host your application we shall work with you to make it as good as possible before the final version is submitted to the British Academy. We aim to express you whether we can host your usage by the second week of September; if so, you will be asked at that point to give yourself to applying through Cambridge.

The draft relevance should consist of the following: (i) an academic CV, (ii) a summary of your doctoral or opposite previous research in about 500 words, and (iii) a research proposal of about 1500 words. We urge you structure this as below, as these are the key sections of the British Academy application form. Quantity queries may also be sent to that email address