Department of Music

Studying Music at university gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of musical experiences, and to look at how music has shaped the world and responded to outside influences. We are internationally recognised for creative, practical and scholarly approaches to music and our graduates are critical, independent thinkers.

Undergraduate study


Thomas Simaku Broadcast on National Radio in Finland

Thursday 5 September 2019

The broadcast follows the success at the 2019 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)'s World Music Days.

York PhD student to work on Red Bull Music Festival

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Ben Eyes is designing the live sound for a set as the Red Bull Music Festival comes to London for the first time.

Thomas Simaku CD Release

Monday 19 August 2019

Simaku's new CD has been released worldwide on Naxos 21st Century Classics Series.

Postgraduate study



How do people listen to music in the digital age? Explaining the Audio Repertoires of the German normal population and their change during the advent of music streaming services

Dr Steffen Lepa presents his research on listening habits of the modern day, exploring the embrace or rejection of streaming technologies.

York Concerts

Our concert series brings together a dynamic mix of performances, from professional visiting soloists to our accomplished departmental ensembles.

Upcoming concerts

9 October 2019
16 October 2019
18 October 2019



Find out more about joining our ensembles and those that audition for membership the beginning of Autumn Term.

Rankings and awards

The University of York is a TEF gold institution.

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