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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.

Auditions for ensembles 2021-2022


Arthur Sykes Rymer Auditorium



CMRC Autumn Week 5 seminar: Ed McKeon

Making Art Public: Musicality and the Curatorial. (In-person with simultaneous Zoom link.)


Music Coding Collective, Autumn week five

Coding session 2a: Introduction to Tone.js


Thomas Simaku World Premiere in Stockholm

Thursday 21 October 2021

Thomas Simaku’s new work Soliloquy VI for Soprano Saxophone will receive its world premiere at a concert in Kungsholm Church in Stockholm on 20th November 2021.

Anthony Hunt awarded 2021 Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Monday 11 October 2021

Anthony Hunt, of the Department of Electronic Engineering, awarded 2021 Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music.

Announcing the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Friday 24 September 2021

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

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After eighteen months, we are thrilled to be able to welcome back live audiences to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall this autumn! Our 2021/22 season features a diverse array of concerts by internationally-acclaimed performers as well as the University’s outstanding student ensembles.

Rankings and awards

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