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Department of Music

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.


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



Music Coding Collective, Summer week five

Mark Hanslip. JUCE/C++ for making audio apps


All concerts during the Spring Term will be streamed online. Details of these performances will be made available via email. All of last term's concerts are still available to watch on YorkConcerts' YouTube channel.


Applications now open for Music Graduate Teaching Assistant positions

Thursday 29 April 2021

Applications are now open for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions within the Music Department for the 2021/22 academic year.

Article featuring ‘La Leggiadra Luna’ by Thomas Simaku

Thursday 15 April 2021

An excellent article about Simaku’s choral piece ‘La Leggiadra Luna’ has been published by Simon Cummings in 5:4 – ‘a blog devoted to the most interesting, innovative and impressive music of our time’.

Super Excellent (Multi-choir music)

Thursday 1 April 2021

Eight current and ten ex-students of the Music Department (all professional musicians) took part in a spectacular concert of 17th century multi-choir music available until April 23rd to be streamed at York's National Centre for Early Music.

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Rankings and awards

The University of York is a TEF gold institution and is ranked:

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