School For Young Musicians

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. You may also take a Research Methods in Music, a course which provides training in many aspects of music research. “The week of panels, site visits and networking events highlighted the great appetite there is for British independent music in the US and offered real insight into how to pitch successfully from the UK.”

All colleges offer at least one further year of accommodation and some offer it for the entire duration of your degree. You may choose to take up the option to live in your college for the whole of your time at Oxford, or you might decide to arrange your own accommodation after your first year – perhaps because you want to live with friends from other colleges. All first year students are offered college accommodation either on the main site of their college or in a nearby college annexe. This means that your neighbours will also be ‘freshers’ and new to life at Oxford. This accommodation is guaranteed, so you don’t need to worry about finding somewhere to live after accepting a place here, all of this is organised for you before you arrive.

But not many people know that grandiose cannon finale so often played on Fourth of July is a fragment from Tchaikowsky’s 1812 Overture written by him in 1880 to celebrate the Russian triumph over Napoleon. By the way, not so long ago, scientists and musicians joined their forces to recreate and record this precious piece of musical art to share its divine sounds with a broad audience. The role of technology in facilitating access to music and supporting a sense of agency in older people is the focus for a major literature review by Creech, now based in Canada. Engaging in music to support a positive sense of personal agency is an integral feature of several articles in the collection. This special issue provides a collection of 21, new research articles that deepen and develop our understanding of the ways and means that music can impact positively on human development and well-being.

The examples come from classical music, , film and television music and themes, operas, musicals and popular music. The article also considers some of the orchestral special effects used by composers for horror music. Again these examples come in the form of links to youtube videos, so you can hear the horrific music while you are reading about it. The use of public performance in music therapy is the subject of a US study by Vaudreuil et al. concerning the social transformation and reintegration of US military service members. Two example case studies are reported of service members who received music therapy as part of their treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other psychological health concerns.

We also reckon it’s a wonderful demonstration of the creativity, inventiveness, and sheer brilliance of the music teachers involved. Irish flute hadn’t been present on the Emerald Island all until by the mid-1800s when it was introduced there by the English. Anyway, the territory of today’s Germany turned to be a real treasure trove of ancient flutes as the previous record-breaker, a vulture bone masterpiece with five finger holes was also found in the Hohle Fels cavern in the southwest of the country. We are very grateful to all the contributing authors and their participants for their positive engagement with this Frontiers Research Topic, and also for the Frontiers staff for their commitment and support in bringing this topic to press. The editor and reviewers’ affiliations are the latest provided on their Loop research profiles and may not reflect their situation at the time of review.