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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


Persona - research project with Gazelle Twin and XR Stories

Thursday 5 March 2020

PERSONA is an R&D project which brings together three of Yorkshire’s most exciting small digital enterprises - York Mediale, Viridian FX and KMA - with one of the UK’s most vital contemporary voices in Electronic Music - Gazelle Twin and researchers Dr Jez Wells and Ben Eyes at the University of York, Music Department.

Scottish Awards for New Music 2020 shortlist features Martin Suckling

Thursday 27 February 2020

For the third time in four years, a new work by Department of Music Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling has been shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music.

Announcing the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Thursday 20 February 2020

Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson

Postgraduate study



(CANCELLED) 1st Queer Forum of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group

We regret that this event will no longer be going ahead.


(CANCELLED) York Music Education Conference 2020: Learner Voice

We regret that this event will no longer be going ahead.


(CANCELLED) Opera and/as Activism (and call for proposals)

We regret that this event will no longer be going ahead.

York Concerts

In response to Government advice and in line with University guidance, all concerts in April, May and June have been cancelled. A refund will be offered on all tickets bought for upcoming concerts; ticket holders will be contacted individually.

Upcoming concerts

29 April 2020
2 May 2020
2 May 2020
2 May 2020



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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