Scott Caizley is currently researching for his PhD at Kings College London where he is also supported by The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Prior to his PhD, Scott studied for his MPhil at the University of Cambridge and his BA (Hons) at University College London (UCL).
Scott’s research currently explores the lived experiences of underrepresented groups in UK conservatoires. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between race, class and classical music. Interrogating these relationships through the sociological frameworks set out by French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu, Scott is currently developing a toolkit which he hopes will generate a wealth of new practises for music educators and conservatoires with the aim of widening participation and increasing access across the sector.
Scott’s research on both race and class in classical music has recently been featured in The Guardian, The Classical Music magazine, the Higher Education Policy Institute, The Yorkshire Post and Classic FM. His research from Cambridge University was presented at the Classical Music Industry Conference at the Wigmore Hall in 2019 and was also presented as an inspire talk for the charity London Music Masters earlier this year. He is currently involved in a working group on behalf of the cross-organisational network, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies which aims to promote, support and share good practice in relation to EDI in Music Higher Education in the UK. Scott currently teaches Policy and Politics on the undergraduate degree in culture, media and the creative industries at Kings College London.