RMA/BFE Students' Research Conference 2017

The RMA/BFE Research Students’ Conference 2017 was hosted by CCCU with a theme that addressed the connection between academia and the practice of music.

Roundtable Discussion: Practice Research PhDs

Dr Lauren Redhead, Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts director, chaired a roundtable discussion on the subject of Practice and PhDs at the RMA/BFE Research Students’ Conference 2017.

Practice and your PhD

Embracing the theme of the conference, this session addressed the ways that research students can incorporate practice-as-research into their academic work. Topics range from performance and composition, through to the research-as-participant, covering a wide range of this emerging and dynamic approach to research.


Dr Lauren Redhead (CCCU)

Research Interests: Composition and experimental music, performer of music for organ and electronics, aesthetics and socio-semiotic approaches to 21st-century music, applications of continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism to music.

Dr Tom Armstrong (University of Surrey)

Research Interests: Challenges to composer authority and notational determinacy, dialogic relationships between composers and performers, ethnographic approaches and qualitative methodologies to explore collaborative processes.

Dr Leah Kardos (Kingston University)

Research Interests: Compositional practice and technology in performance, digital creativities in Higher Music Education, music technology in compositional pedagogy, the music of David Bowie.


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