Masters and Doctoral Scholarship ‘Quebec-Bali (1970-2000)’
Laboratoire Musique, histoire et société (LMHS)
Équipe « Musique moderniste régionale » (MMR)

Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM)
Faculty of Music
Université de Montréal

As part of its activities and with the financial support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the research team Regional modernist music (MMR) of the Laboratory Music, History and Society (LMHS) has made available two graduate scholarships, one for master’s and one for doctoral studies ($17 000 per year for two years for the master’s scholarship and $19 000 per year for three years for the doctoral scholarship). The competition is open to Canadian citizens or foreign nationals  who wish to pursue masters level or doctoral studies on a subject related to contemporary music in Quebec and the influence of Balinese gamelan on composers such as Claude Vivier, José Evangelista, John Rea, Gilles Tremblay, Walter Boudreau, etc.

The thesis and dissertation topics can relate to music analysis, postcolonial studies, contemporary historiography, reception, composers’ writings or the history of institutions, and can include interdiscipilinary research incorporating different fields of the social sciences and the humanities (history, philosophy, sociology, political science, etc.). Candidats must choose a research supervisor from the members of the team and must pursue their studies at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal. Please note that while all course lectures are given in French, all assignments and the dissertation itself can be submitted in English pending approval.


The candidate must satisfy all conditions for admission to a Master’s or doctoral program at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal and must submit an application.

The doctoral scholarship is twice renewable and the master’s scholarship is once renewable following the submission of an annual activities report and upon recommendation of the supervisor.

For candidates eligible for graduate scholarships from the FRQSC and/or SSHRC, the scholarship is conditional on the candidate’s submission of a scholarship application to at least one of these granting bodies for the second year of study.

The MMR scholarship can be combined with teaching or research assistantships and other scholarships, with the exception of doctoral scholarships from FRQSC, SSHRC and the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FESP).

Studies must begin either in the 2016 fall semester or the 2017 winter semester.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • A completed OICRM scholarship application form (available on the OICRM website http://oicrm.org/bourses/)
  • A cover letter
  • A description fo the research project (including context, thesis, methodology, contribution to the scholarly community, career prospects – 3 pages maximum)
  • CV (with list of publications where applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation sent via email directly to the OICRM by the letter writers.
  • An electronic copy of a published article or other research essay;

Applications should be sent by email to Christine Paré at the OICRM by May 31, 2016 latest to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information, contact Jonathan Goldman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Principle investigator/supervisor:
Jonathan Goldman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Music, Université de Montréal

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