Thursday, 25 June 2009

McCann Research Fellowship (Royal Academy of Music)


The Royal Academy of Music in partnership with the Lucille Graham Trust is inviting applications for the following award, commencing Oct 2009 and tenable for one year. The Fellow will have the opportunity to base their research on material located in the McCann Collection at the Academy.

The McCann Collection at the Royal Academy of Music consists of letters and documents, photographic materials, ephemera, recordings, playbills and programmes from the 19th and 20th centuries. Particular strengths are material relating to British concert life and the availability of rare biographical and iconographical material from Eastern Europe. The collection is currently being catalogued. For more details and digitised images, see APOLLO (Academy Collections Online) .

The McCann Fellow will be expected to disseminate his or her research by publishing their findings via the Academy’s website and in an academic journal if possible, culminating in the presentation of a research event.

The applicant should be educated to music graduate or music research student standard. Experience of performance research and knowledge of foreign languages will be an advantage. All candidates are required to submit a short research proposal (1000-2000 words) with a covering letter for consideration. If you wish to view or discuss the collection before submitting your application then please make an appointment with Janet Snowman, Collections Registrar ( Further details regarding the McCann Fellowship at the Academy can be found on our website Please direct all applications and any further queries to Fiona Hymns, Museum and Collections Administrator via email or post ( , Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5HT)

Closing date: Friday 24th July 2009.

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