This is a fully funded three-year doctoral studentship, regardless of whether the successful applicant is a Home, EU or International student. In addition, the Doctoral Composer-in-Residence will receive a maintenance grant in line with AHRC funding rates.
The studentship is aimed at composers who have some experience in composing for opera. Applicants will be expected to submit a portfolio of at least three scores and recordings that demonstrates a high-level of creative research engagement with vocal, operatic and theatrical practice. As with all MPhil/DMus students, applicants will also need to submit a draft research proposal (c.1000 words).
This initial proposal is not expected to contain a detailed concept for the Year 3 Linbury Studio Theatre chamber opera, but it should outline the broader research questions that would underpin projects created as part of this Guildhall School/Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer-in-Residence scheme.
Please read the frequently asked questions, which provide further information on the scheme before formally applying
As part of the Research Degree programme of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, a doctoral studentship in association with the Royal Opera House is now available. This unique collaboration between a prestigious opera company and a conservatoire offers one composer every two years (commencing in September 2013, 2015, 2017 etc) the opportunity to be Composer-in-Residence at the Royal Opera House.
The studenship culminates in the completion of a new chamber opera to be staged at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre in Year 3 of study.