A Centre of Excellence for Research in Performance Arts
Now in its 10th year, the distinctive creative research ethos of the National
Centre for Research in the Performing Arts (NCRPA) at the Royal Conservatoire continues to
flourish. Our research portfolio blends practice-based artistic research, applied research and
consultancy with traditional scholarly approaches.
Our excellent RAE 2008 result in Music showed that 85% of our research in music is of recognised international quality. Our research profile in drama is developing rapidly, particularly through the Centre for Voice in Performance. (N.B. Our submission for the RAE 2008 was as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama).
We have a thriving research degree programme in partnership with the University of St Andrews and as founder members of MIDAS we are in the forefront of developing thinking on practice-based research in music. We have an excellent record of attracting funding from external bodies and of national and international research collaborations.
These pages describe our research centres, projects and collaborations.
Director of Academic Development
Research Studentship in Russian Music: 2012-15
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is offering a research studentship for three years, to the value of £15,000 per annum (to cover fees and subsistence) to an applicant of outstanding ability to participate in a PhD programme of specialist research activity. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Rita McAllister, an international specialist in the music of Sergei Prokofiev, in producing, for publication and dissemination, the first comprehensive and scholarly edition of the music for Prokofiev’s late opera War and Peace. In this s/he will have the support of the Prokofiev Foundation and the benefit of the mentoring skills of the publishers Boosey and Hawkes in London.