Welcome to the Department of Music

Welcome

We are a leading department for teaching and research in Music focusing on the integration of practical music with rigorous scholarship.

York offers a superb choice of ensembles and opportunities. We provide a bursary for all undergraduate students in support of instrumental or vocal studies, and you can take part in music from medieval to contemporary in a wide variety of genres and styles.

Our teaching is detailed and supportive, winning recent awards for excellence on campus. We have an enthusiastic and dedicated staff who are committed to helping you hone your employable skills and musical vision.

We strive to make a difference within the musical world today, and York alumni are employed in key positions throughout the music, broadcast and education sectors. Take a look at our news archive and you’ll find that our students are distinctive within an increasingly competitive environment.

Welcome to our friendly and internationally respected department.  Have a look at the video if you have a moment.

If you’d like to get in touch [music@york.ac.uk], we’d love to hear from you.

Professor Ambrose Field
Head of Department


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Undergraduate study

Postgraduate study

Forthcoming events

Tue
21
Apr

Composition Seminar

4.00PM, I/D008

Param Vir

Tue
21
Apr

Vocal performance class

4.00PM, E058

Richard Jackson

Wed
22
Apr

Performance class for piano recitalists

11.00AM, E058

Peter Seymour

Wed
22
Apr

Censoring creativity from Plato to Bach

4.00PM, I/D/003

Dr Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Music at 50

This year marks 50 years of Music at York. To celebrate we are hosting a range a performances and reunion events over the anniversary weekend on 7 June for graduates, retired and current staff, students and friends. Find out more and book your place through York Alumni Association.

The Department have also launched the Music at 50 Fund to help support and inspire the next generation of artists and performers.

Latest opportunities

Fully-funded WRoCAH Studentships

Applications are invited for three fully-funded doctoral research studentships in a new Research Network funded by the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities. The studentships are dedicated to the investigation of ‘Expressive nonverbal communication in ensemble performance’.

MA in Music Education

Applications now open

Latest news

YorkConcerts

Tickets for the YorkConcerts 2014/15 season are now available from the Box Office.

Forthcoming concerts:

22 April 2015