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Our music research

An exciting, vibrant and friendly research environment which expands knowledge and challenges perceptions.

We support a wide range of music research and offer many opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral study across the discipline.

Our music research covers a wide variety of topics in performance, composition, musicology and technology and our vibrant, busy research clusters provide focus for individual research strands and encourage collaboration across the University.

The School is home to a thriving and friendly community of postgraduate music researchers and we welcome enquiries from prospective researchers and collaborators.

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School of Arts and Creative Technologies

act@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 325220

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  • Music at York 
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The Research Excellence Framework 2021

  • 100% of our music research environment - the support we give our researchers - and 100% of our music research impact were rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Also, 74% of our research outputs were judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Learn more about the 2021 REF results

Music research strengths

Our music research addresses creativity from three perspectives: creativity in contemporary music, in context across time and place and in music technologies. These perspectives are embedded within our three Research Clusters: the Contemporary Music Research Cluster, the Musical Cultures and Communities Research Cluster and the Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster.

Impact and engagement

From music technology to preserving musical history, our research is having an impact throughout the world. We regularly engage with the public through our seminar series and performance-based research.

Highlights

Music facilities

We have a range of facilities to support all aspects of music research. These include concert venues, recording studios, and practice rooms and publishing - all available for use by our students.

University research themes

Interdisciplinary research is one of our strengths. We collaborate across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. We have particularly strong partnerships within three themes:

Research seminar series

To showcase our research, and enhance collaboration, we hold a regular series of seminars including papers by visiting speakers, as well as presentations by University of York staff and current research students. 

See forthcoming events in the School

Contact us

School of Arts and Creative Technologies

act@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 325220

Related links

  • Music at York 
    Discover our courses, concerts, history and more