The Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc) at the Department of Music, University of York, comprises an international and interdisciplinary community of staff and research students working in areas across music, science and technology.


  • Knowledge Transfer Associate position available in audio modelling

    Due to a recently awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership with RPPtv, we are seeking a KTP Associate to work on the development of cloud-based tools for sound modelling and synthesis. More information on the post can be found here. Informal enquiries may be made by email to Jez Wells.

  • AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding for Doctoral Research at the Department of Music, University of York

    The University of York invites applications for PhD research in areas across Music, Science and Technology at the Department of Music. A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates. The mstrc provides with outstanding facilities, a seminar series, a supportive community of interdisciplinary researchers, and a thriving environment that benefits from the broader … Continued

  • YMPG at ESCOM ’17, University of Ghent

    European Society for the Cognition of Music conference 31 July 20 17 – 4th August 2017, University of Ghent,   It was the great pleasure of members of the YMPG to be welcomed to Ghent for this conference. The planning started around Christmas when members submitted their abstracts to be considered for either spoken or … Continued

Research Groups

Music Production, Processing and Analysis Group

Theme leader: Jez Wells (Director of MPPAG)

Research that contributes to new techniques and technologies for interacting with sound as well as those that respond to such developments in the studio and understand them from a human and cultural perspective.

Technologies for Musical Creativity Group

Theme leader: Federico Reuben (Director of mstrc & TMCG)

Research on the development of technology that, as a fundamental principle, considers the complexities of musical and creative processes.

York Music Psychology Group

Theme leader: Hauke Egermann (Director of YMPG)

Research to explain and understand musical behaviour and experience.