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Department of Music

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spring Term Update – Department of Music

Following the Government announcement of the roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England, the following arrangements will apply in Weeks 9 and 10 of Spring Term (8-19 March 2021):
  1. Teaching will continue online for the final two weeks of term.
  2. MA Music Production students and BA Music and Sound Recording Year 3 students doing independent projects that require studio access will be able to use the Trevor Jones Studio.
  3. Access to the Department for practice purposes will continue as before for MA Music performers and Year 3 BA Music students working towards assessed recitals.
During the Easter break (22 March-16 April 2021), in addition to points 2 and 3 above, the following arrangements will apply:
  • BA Music Year 1 and 2 students will also be able to access the Department for practice purposes.
  • Instrumental and vocal teaching can take place in person.
  • Accompanists may rehearse in person with students preparing for performance assessments.

Please note: instrumental/vocal lessons and rehearsals with accompanists will take place at the discretion of teachers, accompanists and students.

Dr Áine Sheil, Head of Department, March 8, 2021

If you have an urgent query please make contact with one of the following teams:

Current students can find Coronavirus (COVID-19) Teaching and Learning Planning Updates on the intranet. 

For information on how the University is dealing with COVID-19, please check the University's Coronavirus webpages.

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.



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.


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.

Remote Learning Series Culminates in Remix Challenge

Wednesday 31 March 2021

A series of distanced sessions on different aspects of music production and sound design, presented by a variety of staff members, has culminated in a remix challenge for students with prizes donated by the software company Nugen Audio.

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