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’s CD on Portuguese National Radio

Tuesday 12 November 2019

The Portuguese National Radio has dedicated an hour programme to the latest CD by Thomas Simaku - Professor of Composition.

Shed Seven guitarist visits Department

Monday 4 November 2019

Joe Johnson, guitarist and keyboardist of the York-formed Britpop band Shed Seven, visited the Department of Music on Thursday 31 October.

Internationally Renowned Soloist at University of York

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, one of the world’s top ensembles of contemporary music, visited the Department of Music on Tuesday 29 October.

Postgraduate study



Autumn Week 7 Seminar: Kaffe Matthews

Electroacoustic composer and performer


Tibetan Monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery workshop

Join the monks for a workshop in the use of the chant in traditional prayers.


Big Girls Cry: Sia, Maddie and the Dancing Face

Sherril Dodds presents her research on facial choreography within dance performance.

York Concerts

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

Upcoming concerts

15 November 2019
16 November 2019
16 November 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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