Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Stephanie Jones

PhD Candidate in Musicology

BA (Hons), MMus (Musicology), AFHEA

Steph Jones is in her final year(s) as a PhD Candidate in Musicology, studying under the supervision of Dr Ed Venn and Prof. Derek Scott.

Biography

Steph Jones is currently interested in the interconnection between the ‘New French Philosophy’ (as defined by Ian James, including philosophers such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Bernard Stiegler) and the sphere of ‘New Music’. Her case study is the last of three celebratory concerts, Genesis, which was organised and performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, March 2017.

Steph has taught consecutive years for the department, and in 2018 was shortlisted for the Faculty Partnership ‘Postgraduate Teaching’ Award. She works as a freelance writer for TEMPO (please see professional practice list below), as well as a piano accompanist for the Academy of Northern Ballet.

Research Interests

  • New Music
  • New (French) Philosophy
  • Analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Reflective HE Teaching Practice

Teaching

School of Music:

  • MUSS1030: Music in History and Culture (2016–2018)

Faculty Level:

  • LEAP Mentoring Scheme (2017–2018)
  • RIXA: Breaking Boundaries in the Arts (2016–2017)

Responsibilities

School of Music PGR Representative (2016–2018)

Research Projects & Grants

2018:

  • Travel grant awarded by the School of Music, University of Leeds.

2016:

  • Thurston Dart Research Grant awarded by the Royal Musical Association.
  • Travel grant awarded by the School of Music, University of Leeds.

2015:

  • Conference Award awarded by Leeds for Life.
  • Grant awarded by The Rushworth Trust.

2014:

  • Thurston Dart Research Grant awarded by the Royal Musical Association.
  • Stipend awarded by the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt.
  • Development Fund awarded by the board of Music Analysis.

2013:

  • Grant awarded by The Rushworth Trust.
  • Travel grant awarded by the School of Music, University of Leeds.

External Appointments

Society for Music Analysis, Student Representative (2013–2014)

Professional Practice

Articles

Being(s): Mark Andre’s Compositional Response to a Synthetic Existence, TEMPO, vol. 71, 280 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 56–67.

Reviews

Infinite Now by Chaya Czernowin, Vlaamse Opera, Ghent, Belgium, TEMPO, vol. 71, 282 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), p. 81–82.

Ensemble Intercontemporain at 40, Philharmonie de Paris, TEMPO, vol. 71, 282 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), p. 80–81.

Spinning, Weaving at Cut & Splice, Manchester, Sounds Like Now, 1 (online, 1 May 2017). Available via subscription at: https://www.soundslikenow.net

Georg Friedrich Haas and Rebecca Saunders premieres, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2016, TEMPO, vol. 71, 280 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), p. 88–89.

Darmstadt: The “Universal Mouth”, TEMPO, vol. 71, 279 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), p. 86–87.

Darmstadt: The “Artistic Laboratory”, TEMPO, vol. 69, 271 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), p. 66–68.

Web Blogs

http://www.sma.ac.uk/2014/09/review-of-julian-hortons-keynote-address/

http://www.sma.ac.uk/2013/10/sma-postgraduate-writing-club-third-meeting/

Professional Development

Society for Music Analysis Summer School, University of Leeds, School of Music, 9–10 July 2018. Included plenaries and tutorials by Prof. Nicole Biamonte, Prof. Janet Schmalfeldt, Dr. David Bretherton, and Dr. Ed Venn.

Postgraduate Research Symposium, ‘Abstract Writing Workshop’, University of Leeds, School of Music, 18 May 2018. Co-organised with Prof. Mike Allis, informally ran as a round-table discussion.

Postgraduate Research Symposium, ‘New Music and Genesis in the 21st Century’, University of Leeds, School of Music, 8 December 2017. 20 minute presentation.

‘Gaiety, Glitz and Glamour: Reawakening the “Silver Age” of Twentieth-Century Operetta’, a Royal Musical Association–Institute for Musical Research Study Day, Senate House, University of London, 14 October 2017. Co-organised with Prof. Derek Scott and Melissa Gerber-Venter).

International Summer Course for New Music, Darmstadt, 27 July–14 August 2016. Took part in Writing Workshop with Anne Hilde Neset and Peter Meanwell.

International Summer Course for New Music, Darmstadt, 2–16 August 2014. Took part in the Writing Workshop with Prof. Christopher Fox.

Society for Music Analysis, Fourth Writing Club Meeting, University of Leeds, School of Music, 6th March 2014. Sole organised, and chaired in collaboration with Prof. Derek Scott.

Society for Music Analysis, Third Writing Club Meeting, University of Liverpool, School of Music, 5th October 2013.

White Rose Consortium, ‘Engaging with Non-Academic Audiences’, University of York, Humanities Research Centre, 13th February 2013. Keynote by Angie Hobbs.

Conference Attendance

The Society for Music Analysis Annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, School of Music and Windsor Building, 2–4 May 2014.

International Conference on Analysing Popular Music, University of Liverpool, 2–4 July.

The Society for Music Analysis Annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students Conference, Keele University, Research Institute for the Humanities, Claus Moser Research Centre, 18–19 April 2013.

Links

http://leeds.academia.edu/StephJones

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