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

News

BBC Radio 3 broadcast for award-winning York composition student

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Robin Haigh’s composition will be broadcast on Thursday 5 December.


York student shortlisted for the Ivors Composer Award

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Neil Luck has received a coveted Ivors Composer Award nomination for his sound art piece 'Regretfully Yours, Ongoing'.


Standing ovation for Thomas Simaku in the Netherlands

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Two new works by Professor of Composition Thomas Simaku received their world premieres at the 40th edition of the Moderne Muziek Nijmegen Festival.


Postgraduate study

Events

York Concerts

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

Upcoming concerts

24 January 2020
29 January 2020
7 February 2020

Research

Auditions

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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