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.


  • 2017 Postgraduate Spring Forum

    Every autumn and spring the music department hosts a post-graduate forum day. This is an opportunity for current postgraduate students to showcase their research to a group of their peers, meet fellow postgraduate students, discuss and exchange ideas, gain academic presentation experience, and learn about the diverse outputs of the music department. Areas of research might include, … Continued

  • Firat Altun: YMPG PhD Candidate

    We are thrilled to welcome Firat Altun to the York Music Psychology Group to study for his PhD. He joins us from Turkey and has become a welcome presence at the undergraduate and MA teaching sessions as well as our weekly colloquium. For more information on Firat’s research do come along to his colloquium session on … Continued

  • Musical Instruments in the 21st Century

    By exploring the many different types and forms of contemporary musical instruments, this book contributes to a better understanding of the conditions of instrumentality in the 21st century. Providing insights from science, humanities and the arts, authors from a wide range of disciplines discuss the following questions: ·         What are the conditions under which an … Continued

  • 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

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.