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.

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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 MMus Popular Music , Royal Northern College of Music
  • 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

 

Invited Speaker

  • We Are NOT Neutral: A Freirian Critique of (Popular) Music in Higher Education (January 2020)
  • Moir, Z. & Stillie, B. (2019) Haphazard Pathways: Routes to Higher Popular Music Education and Impact on Curricula Design. Presented to City of Edinburgh Council Instrumental Music Service. 7th January 2014
  • Stillie, B & Moir, Z. (2019) The development of new Scottish music qualifications. Presented to City of Edinburgh Council Instrumental Music Service. 8th January 2019.

 

Media Activity

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

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Association for Popular Music Education - Elected Member of the Board of Directors
  • 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

  • Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
  • 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)

 

Date


94 results

Free Improvisation As Radical Musicing in Higher Popular Music Education: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Space

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2020, August)
Free Improvisation As Radical Musicing in Higher Popular Music Education: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Space. Paper presented at International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki
Moir, Z. (2020, August). Free Improvisation As Radical Musicing in Higher Popular Music Education: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Space. Paper presented at International S...

Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2020, August)
Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers. Paper presented at International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki
Secondary music courses in Scotland currently do not provide applicants with the necessary knowledge, understanding or skillsets to be able to engage with music study at HE. B...

Social Inequalities in Music Education: Whose Problem?

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2020, July)
Social Inequalities in Music Education: Whose Problem?. Paper presented at Association For Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh
Moir, Z. (2020, July). Social Inequalities in Music Education: Whose Problem?. Paper presented at Association For Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh.

Free Improvisation as Radical Musicking: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Higher Popular Music Education

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2020, July)
Free Improvisation as Radical Musicking: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Higher Popular Music Education. Paper presented at Association for Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh
Moir, Z. (2020, July). Free Improvisation as Radical Musicking: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Higher Popular Music Education. Paper presented at Association for Popular M...

Trying Something New: Student and teacher responses to the pilot of an alternative secondary music curriculum for Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2020, July)
Trying Something New: Student and teacher responses to the pilot of an alternative secondary music curriculum for Scotland. Paper presented at Association for Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2020, July). Trying Something New: Student and teacher responses to the pilot of an alternative secondary music curriculum for Scotland. Paper present...

A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education

Book Chapter
Bryden, S., & Moir, Z. (in press)
A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education. In The Routledge Companion to Aural Training. New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge
Bryden, S., & Moir, Z. (in press). A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education. In The Routledge Companion to Aural Training. New...

Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers

Journal Article
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (in press)
Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers. Journal of Popular Music Education,
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (in press). Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers. Journal of Popular Music Education.

Ignorant Populists

Digital Artefact
Moir, Z. (2020)
Ignorant Populists. [https://open.spotify.com/album/2GfAPBIUTkp9Ykntx0UiHN?si=LypQjQUtSxml7cMUDkC6oA]
Moir, Z. (2020). Ignorant Populists. [https://open.spotify.com/album/2GfAPBIUTkp9Ykntx0UiHN?si=LypQjQUtSxml7cMUDkC6oA]

We are NOT Neutral: A Freirean Critique of (Popular) Music in Higher Education

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2020, January)
We are NOT Neutral: A Freirean Critique of (Popular) Music in Higher Education
2018 saw the 50th anniversary of the publication of Paulo Freire’s book ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’, which has become an important text that has influenced many progressive ed...

Networked Improvisation: Playing for Peace

Exhibition / Performance
Moir, Z., & Ferguson, P. Networked Improvisation: Playing for Peace. [Real-Time Networked Improvised Performance]. Performed at New York. 10 November 2019 - 10 November 2019. (Unpublished)

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Moir, Z., & Ferguson, P. Networked Improvisation: Playing for Peace. [Real-Time Networked Improvised Performance]. Performed at New York. 10 November 2019 - 10 November 2019. (Unpublished
This was a multi-site (Edinburgh, New York, California, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany) networked real-time improvised performance in response to music that was being broad...

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