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Students and staff may request to book the Recording Studio via Priava. When making a booking you should refer to the Faculty's Online Room Booking instructions.

Booking the Sound Booth

Please email the CMS Technical Specialist Myles Eastwood at to book a session.

Booking other equipment

2 x Zoom H6 portable recorders are available to students and staff for field recording. Laptops and video cameras are also bookable for use in experiments, although these items will not be allowed to leave the Faculty without good reason. Please note that you will be financially liable for any costs resulting from loss or damage of this equipment while it is in your possession, and will not be allowed to borrow equipment without agreeing to this condition in the equipment loan form.

Users must book this equipment at least one week in advance by emailing

Out of hours access to the CMS

Graduate students are able to request out-of-hours access to the CMS by completing this online form.

Using the Computer Room

Faculty of Music members and students taking CMS undergraduate courses are welcome to use the CMS Computer Room. It is open from 8.30am-5.30pm on weekdays, but access requires an activated University Card (please contact Mustafa Beg for details). You can login to the computers using your Raven account.

Please note that the Computer Room tends to be moderately busy with supervisions and other meetings during term times. You are welcome to use computers quietly during supervisions are going on as long as you don't mind the background noise. Please email Peter Harrison ( if you are interested in booking the CMS Computer Room for a particular event. You can check the room's availability in advance via the following calendar:



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ICMPC17 presentation - Huw Cheston - Coordination Strategies in Networked Jazz Performances

4 September 2023

We just got back from from an inspiring ICMPC17 (International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition) in Tokyo. It was so great to hear from music psychology laboratories over the world, and to reconnect with old friends and colleagues. Several of our CMS members presented at this conference, including PhD student...

Michaelmas 2023 seminars announced

30 August 2023

The seminar list for Michaelmas 2023 has now been published on the CMS seminars page ! We are excited to have guests joining us from institutes around the world, including Europe, the United States, and Australia, to talk about a variety of topics spanning pitch, rhythm, timbre, and memory.

Research associate position for managing a randomised controlled trial of music therapy with autistic children

30 August 2023

The Autism Research Centre at the Cambridge Department of Psychiatry is looking to appoint a research associate (fixed-term) to manage a randomised controlled trial of music therapy with autistic children. The application deadline is 10 September 2023. For more details see the following link: