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Research and Impact

  • We are internationally recognised for our expertise distinct research areas in musicology, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, music and science, composition and performance. 
  • Our research impacts on the world beyond academia through performances and recordings, exhibitions, talks and education projects.
  • We welcome enquiries from prospective research students, postdoctoral or visiting researchers.
  • We are committed to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in music research, and support the development of open research and capitalise excellent research facilities. 

 

  • Discover our Research Areas

    We carry out research in historical musicology and analysis; psychology, empirical musicology and ethnomusicology; performance and composition (both acoustic and electronic).
    People at a computer studying a musical performance
  • Research Spotlights

    Our research crosses boundaries, whether disciplinary, thematic, or national. Find out more here.

Discover our Research Areas

We carry out research in historical musicology and analysis; psychology, empirical musicology and ethnomusicology; performance and composition (both acoustic and electronic).
People at a computer studying a musical performance

Research Spotlights

Our research crosses boundaries, whether disciplinary, thematic, or national. Find out more here.

Watch Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Dr Erin Johnson-Williams talk about her research

Upcoming events

Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2022

Thursday 8 September 2022 - Saturday 10 September 2022
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Durham University
Palace Green Music Department

Get in touch

We strive to provide innovative, research-led teaching that will assist our students to achieve their full potential as thinking, creative musicians and scholars.

Department of Music
Durham University
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RL
UK