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 CD Release

Monday 19 August 2019

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

Current and former students selected as 2019/20 RPS Composers

Tuesday 13 August 2019

The Royal Philharmonic Society have announced the latest members of their prestigious Emerging Composers scheme.

MA students praised by 'The Times' for performances in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

Tuesday 30 July 2019

The London and York productions gained many positive reviews

Postgraduate study


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
14 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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