The Research Department's Doctoral Symposium and Open Day took place on Friday 19 November 2021, you can watch a recording of the event below.

The Academy’s doctoral programme provides a framework for developing long-term projects that will drive distinctive careers, and a collaborative environment for musicians to share and critique working practices. It is also an important research and development engine for the Academy’s taught programmes.

This symposium showcases a small selection of current projects, encompassing aspects of artistry and professional/instrumental development, engagement with programming practices, and exploration of creative processes. The symposium begins with introductions to the Academy's doctoral environment and concludes with an open discussion about the nature of the programme.


2pm - Introduction to the Doctorate (Neil Heyde and Sarah Callis)

2.20pm - Lore Amenabar Quarter-tone accordion

2.50pm - Geoff King Facing the Audience

3.20pm - Break

3.40pm - XinRu Chen Exploring performers’ doppelgängers

4.10pm - Joe Howard Why do I compose?

4.40pm - Discussion Forum

5.15pm - End

The Academy's flag on the front of the building

Doctoral Symposium and Open Day

Doctoral Symposium and Open Day