Through the eye of a needle: the emergence of a practice-led research doctorate in music

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Title Through the eye of a needle: the emergence of a practice-led research doctorate in music
Author Draper, Paul; Harrison, Scott David
Journal Name British Journal of Music Education
Editor Pamela Burnard and Gary Spruce
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract This paper explores recent developments in relation to doctoral research training in music. Drawing on the findings of a case-study of a recently established practice-led doctorate at an Australian conservatoire, we offer insights into the attributes of its expanding cohort. We interrogate a blended research training structure of academic supervision, coursework, web-based tools and administrative resources in order to reveal the obstacles to, and opportunities for improvement. The paper concludes by arguing programme design refinements which contribute to a deeper understanding of practice-led doctorates in music while inviting readers to similarly consider their own experiences.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0265051710000434
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Cambridge University Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 28
Issue Number 1
Page from 87
Page to 102
ISSN 0265-0517
Date Accessioned 2011-08-04
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research; Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Performing Arts and Creative Writing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40703
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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