Postgraduate Research

The University of Huddersfield has a longstanding international reputation as an innovative, vibrant, and influential institution for contemporary music. The postgraduate courses in new music at Huddersfield seek to foster exploration, experimentation, and musical creativity at the highest level. Our students come from a wide range of aesthetic backgrounds, and this diversity is strongly supported and encouraged by staff with similarly broad creative and research interests


News and Information about current students and examples of their work can be found at the CeReNeM Postgraduate Blog 


Masters students receive 1-hour individual supervision weekly and PhD students, 1-hour fortnightly. These one-to-one sessions are greatly enriched by CeReNeM’s weekly programme of seminars, colloquia, master classes, workshops and concerts.

CeReNeM Seminar & Workshop Series 2016-17‌ - Download Schedule

Performance Opportunities

Our visiting artists concert series brings world-class musicians to the department who perform student works in their concerts as well as offering workshop opportunities. Contemporary Music Performance students receive additional masterclass and tutorial sessions. Our visiting artists for 2016-17 are...

Garth Knox (viola) [GBR]

Aisha Orazbayeva (violin) [GBR/KAZ] & Joseph Houston (piano) [GBR/GER]

Juliet Fraser (soprano) [GBN]

Line Upon Line Percussion [USA]

Quasar Saxophone Quartet [CAN]

In addition, there are a number of university ensembles that play student pieces including the New Music Ensemble, EDGES ensemble (experimental music and improvisation), Electric Guitar Orchestra, Laptop Ensemble, and a variety of additional large and chamber ensembles.

CeReNeM Postgraduate Journal

The CeReNeM Journal is edited by members of the postgraduate and postdoctoral community and is a forum for discussion and exchange with peers both nationally and internationally. Articles, interviews and scores are made freely available in an online format. Issues have been edited by Robert Dahm, Ray Evanoff, Richard Glover, Pedro Alvarez, David Pocknee and Lawrence Dunn.

Current Research Students

Current CeReNeM PhD students

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Postgraduate News

News and updates on CeReNeM Postgraduate activities

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CeReNeM Postgraduate Journal

Research Journal

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CeReNeM Alumni

CeReNeM Post-Graduate Alumni

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