Research seminars

Come and join the discussion

Music is a broad and exciting subject area, constantly evolving and pushing at the boundaries between everyday life and art. Since 1838, the Reid School of Music has been a world leader in research into music and its place in our lives.

Today, it’s home to a diverse academic community with research interests in the fields of musicology, music technology, composition, acoustics, creative practice, music psychology, and much more besides. Our various research seminar series provide focal points for learning, discussion and exchange on the latest research, whether scholarly or artistic, theoretical or applied.

All seminars are open to all. 

We're also delighted to host the journal MUSIC.OLOGY.ECA on this site. Created and curated by postgraduate students, the journal showcases research and writing on music from across the University.


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The Jazz and Popular Music Study Group offers a regular opportunity to discuss a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary array of topics.

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MusICA seminars – Music Informatics, Cognition and Acoustics  – cover a wide range of current research topics in fields related to the scientific understanding of sound and music.

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Join seminars on music as a therapeutic, educational, artistic and social tool, while investigating the complexities of human musicality, musical intelligence and musical communication.

An online journal of music research at the University of Edinburgh, created by our postgraduate students