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.


  • SysMus Conference Report Publication

    Written by YMPG member Diana Kayser: ‘Each year students from all over the world come together to share and discuss their knowledge on varying topics from the field of systematic musicology at the SysMus Conference. The 9th edition of this conference series, organised by students for students, took place in the idyllic town of Jyväskylä … Continued

  • 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

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.