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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.


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After so many months of music behind closed doors, we are thrilled to be able to welcome audiences to five concerts in June: one in St Lawrence Church and four in the National Centre for Early Music. 


MA Music Education awarded Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award 2021

Tuesday 15 June 2021

MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching awarded the prize for their teaching team's outstanding contribution to enhancing teaching and student learning

MA student releases hit EP CD

Tuesday 15 June 2021

MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching student James Hargreaves sees his new EP, Good To Be Back, going in at #7 in the charts.

Discovering Young Composers of Europe York PhD Student on a New CD

Monday 14 June 2021

Andreas Tsiartas work "Ìérkos for ensemble" (2020) has been recorded on a new CD release by the Stradivarius label, as part of his award for winning the competition Discovering Young Composers of Europe (DYCE ) in 2019.

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Rankings and awards

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

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