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SOAS World Music Summer School programme announced

The SOAS World Music Summer School, taking place at SOAS, University of London, will offer a range of intensive and inspiring courses for its 2014 programme of events.

27th March 2014

SOAS in Europe’s top ten for Arts and Humanities

SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.

6th March 2014

Student-led event celebrates women pipers at second International Bagpipe Conference at SOAS

Skilful musicians, instrument makers, academics and bagpipe enthusiasts from across Europe will gather at SOAS, University of London next month to celebrate the diversity of bagpipes around the world.

6th February 2014

SOAS scholar shares a £1 million AHRC grant

A major AHRC grant worth £996,385 to conduct research in west Namibia has been awarded to a multi-institutional team of scholars, of which SOAS ethnomusicologist, Dr Angela Impey, is a key member.

30th October 2013

SOAS concert series announced for 2013/14

The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, the largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of world music, has announced its event programme for the 2013/14 academic year.

15th October 2013

SOAS World Music stage journeys to the East and beyond at Bloomsbury Festival

This year, the SOAS World Music stage at Bloomsbury Festival is host to a range of international artists from South and Eastern Europe, East Asia, Africa and South America.

14th October 2013

Students represent SOAS Music at WOMAD

Three SOAS, University of London students recently won the chance to represent the School at WOMAD, the UK’s premier World Music Festival, courtesy of BBC Radio 3.

31st July 2013

Ceilidh Beyond Borders SOAS Ceilidh Band performs in northern Iraq

A recent tour by SOAS Ceilidh Band included a performance in northern Iraq.

16th April 2013

Music department at BBC SOAS music students experience radio producing at the BBC

Students from SOAS and KCL experienced the business of producing radio programmes at BBC Broadcasting House earlier this month.

15th March 2013

QS World University Rankings Logo SOAS scores well in world university rankings

SOAS qualities have been recognised this week by the new QS World University Rankings and the Which? university comparison website.

18th September 2012

Musical Geographies of Central Asia Conference and Concert Announcement

This conference explores the musical geographies of Central Asia, focusing on regionalism and borders.

13th April 2012

David Hughes ‘Infectious Enthusiasm’ Wins Dr David Hughes a Japan Society Prize

Dr David Hughes has been awarded a prize by the Japan Society for his significant contribution to engaging people with Japanese culture, particularly through sharing musical traditions and performances.

13th December 2011

Lindiwe Dovey Autumn News

The School has improved its student satisfaction as measured by the 2011 National Student Survey

22nd September 2011

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