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Ms Kaho Inoue BA in Music, MA in Music

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Kaho Inoue is a PhD candidate in Music (Musicology) at the University of Southampton and at Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA).

In 2013, she obtained a BA in Music with the TUA Acanthus Music Prize and the TUA Alumni Prize, and enrolled in the Graduate School of Music at TUA with the Nomura-Gakugei Foundation Scholarship. In 2015, she completed an MA in Music, awarded the TUA Graduate Acanthus Music Prize. Between April 2015 and March 2018, she was a doctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Currently, she is under the auspices of the British Council Japan Association Scholarship, the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), and the Nomura Foundation. She also has been a recipient of the Royal Musical Association Frank Howes Research Grant, the Music & Letters Trust Award, the K. Matsushita Foundation Research Grant, and the Nomura-Gakugei Foundation Research Grant.

Her PhD research at Southampton focuses on multiple functions of ligatures in pre-Franconian theory in comparison with Franco of Cologne’s ‘Ars cantus mensurabilis’ and post-Franconian treatises. In addition, she is conducting further PhD research at TUA, examining rhythmic interpretation of pre-mensural notation included in Aquitanian manuscripts on the basis of pre-Franconian theory.

She has delivered papers at a number of conferences, such as the 47th Medieval and Renaissance Conference (MedRen), the 5th Biennial International Musicological Society Regional Association for East Asia (IMS-EA), Ars Antiqua III, and the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies’ 11th Annual Meeting.

Research interests

Music theory, medieval music, Medieval and Renaissance music, notation

PhD research

Title: “Functions of Ligatures in Pre-Franconian Theory”

Supervisors: Professor Mark Everist and Associate Professor Thomas Irvine

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