Doctoral Research … and Shepherding

“Currently I am in my second year of a doctoral programme in Maynooth University, under the supervision of Professor Christopher Morris. My project is on Music and the Aesthetics of the Scream in the New Viennese School. I am also a practicing musician (and a shepherd, it would seem). The MA in Music and Cultural History at UCC directly influenced my decision to take on a PhD as I developed both the core idea for my PhD and the research skills necessary to pursue it during my time as an MA student. It was also as a result of the encouragement and feedback I received from staff on the course that I decided taking on a PhD would be a good idea.”

Roslyn Steer, 2012