Accessibility statement

Department of Music

100% of Music's research environment - the support we give our researchers - and 100% of Music's research impact were rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Studying Music at the University of York gives you a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of musical experiences and to look at how music is shaping and responding to the world.

We are internationally recognised for integrated creative, practical and scholarly approaches to music and our graduates are critical, independent thinkers.

Auditions for ensembles 2021-2022


CUMIN research network announced

Monday 20 June 2022

Dr Pete Dale is the Principal Investigator at the CUMIN research network

PhD Music students to present research at China in the Social Sciences conference

Friday 10 June 2022

Hang Li, Xin Liu, Mengyao Zhao and Xinpei Zheng will be presenting their research at the conference at the University of Sheffield on 21 June 2022.

Visiting Professorship in the USA

Friday 10 June 2022

Thomas Simaku has been awarded the 2022-23 Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition at the Ithaca College in New York

Follow us on social media for the latest news, photos and video from the Department:‌ 


From the sensational Manchester Collective and acclaimed improvising-trombonist Alex Paxton to Baroque+ Day at the National Centre for Early Music and the renowned Fieri Consort and The City Musick, our summer programme of concerts promises to be truly unforgettable!

Rankings and awards

The University of York is ranked:

Latest tweet