Zack Moir

Zack Moir

Dr Zack Moir BA MMus PhD PGCAP SFHEA

Lecturer in Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre

Biography

Zack Moir is a Lecturer in Popular Music and the Director of the Applied Music Research Centre. His research interests are in popular music in higher education, popular music composition pedagogy, and the teaching and learning of improvisation. He has published on the topics of popular music pedagogy, music in higher education, popular music making and leisure, popular music songwriting/composition, and real-time interactive networked performance. Zack is also an active composer and musician performing as a soloist and in ensembles internationally. Recent composition works include pieces for saxophone and tape, solo cello, and a reactive generative sound art installation at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Conference Organiser - Continental Drift: A century of jazz on record
  • Conference Organiser - Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz from Europe

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editor of the Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices
  • Editor of the Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education
  • Journal of Popular Music Education - Editorial Board Member

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner for the INTO Graduate Diploma in Music, Newcastle University
  • External examiner for MMus Popular Music Performance, Academy of Music and Sound
  • External Examiner for MMus Popular Music Performance, University of West London

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Media Activity

  • Newspaper Report Publicity for 'IDDM' (Composition) in The National
  • 'Featured Thinker' - LILA Interactions (Indian Magazine Site)
  • Newspaper Report Publicity for 'IDDM' (Composition) in The Scotsman
  • Radio Interview for 'IDDM' (Composition) - BBC Radio Scotland
  • National TV Coverage for World's First Real-Time Transatlantic Interactive Recording Session - ITV News
  • National Newspaper Coverage for Transatlantic Interactive Music Making Project - The Hearld

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Association for Popular Music Education (Member)
  • Art of Record Production (Member)

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • 'Your Feedback is Important to Us' - Interactive Sound Art Installation at Edinburgh International Science Festival

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Music, Technology & Education (Book Reviewing)
  • Journal of Popular Music Education (Reviewer and Editorial Board Member)
  • Journal of the Art of Record Production (Reviewer)

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (£8777)
  • Devolved Researcher Award (£1680)
  • Higher Education Academy Workshop and Seminar Grant (£750)

Current Post Grad projects