THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON ANNOUNCE A
MAJOR INTERDISCIPLINARY PARTNERSHIP IN PERFORMANCE SCIENCE.
The Centre for Performance Science is an ambitious collaboration aimed
at tackling major challenges of performance across a wide array of
domains, from the arts, education and business to medicine, science
Led jointly by Professor Aaron Williamon (RCM) and Professor Roger
Kneebone (Imperial), the CPS draws on dynamic collaborations already
in place across the two institutions, spanning the arts, medicine,
engineering, natural sciences, and business.
Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music, said:
"We have a long and distinguished history of partnership with Imperial
College. Together, we produce world-leading research and offer
internationally distinctive programmes of study, such as our joint BSc
in music and physics. The new Centre is a dynamic initiative that will
give us further insight into performance itself, allowing us to
enhance the ways in which we train and support performers."
Professor James Stirling, Provost of Imperial College London, said:
"Performance obviously takes centre stage in music, but understanding
how to perform well is a key part of success in any field, and not
least in the College's core engineering, science, medicine, and
business disciplines. With our new Centre, we are excited about
looking across a wide range of disciplines in order to interrogate the
core processes and products of performance."
For further information about the Centre for Performance Science,
including current research, courses and information on how the CPS is
already impacting on society, see www.PerformanceScience.ac.uk.