CMPCP's programme of research
involves scholar-participants at all stages of the academic
career cycle. Its work can be summarised as follows:
Four complementary research projects are being pursued;
one is based at the lead institution (University
of Cambridge) in collaboration with the Guildhall School
of Music & Drama and the Royal College of Music, while
the others are located at the partner institutions (King's
College London, University of Oxford, Royal Holloway). In
order of start date the projects comprise:
Associated research work is being undertaken by Nicholas
Cook (Cambridge), who will produce a monograph
that reflects and synthesises CMPCP's research findings.
Each research project includes a set of workshops,
with roughly one annual workshop per project.
CMPCP hosts an international
Studies Network of musicians and scholars drawn from
historical and analytical musicology, psychology of music,
ethnomusicology, performance pedagogy and composition, and
with input from the creative industries. The Performance Studies Network is holding three major conferences at the University of Cambridge; the third will take place in July 2014.
Three project students are undertaking doctoral research
on topics relevant to CMPCP's work; studentships have been made available to support their research.
Fellowships will allow UK and international scholars
to spend study periods of up to three months at the Centre.