Welcome, and congratulations on receiving an offer from the University of York! We hope we can welcome you in person to the Department of Music very soon – but in the meantime, we’ve put together some resources here that we hope will be useful to you as you continue to prepare for future music study.
There are videos about our courses and life in the Department, as well as samples of current undergraduate teaching to whet your appetite for university-level study. While you’re here, don’t forget to explore the rest of our web pages to find out more about our courses, ensembles, career prospects for graduates, and much more.
See our FAQs for 2020 offer-holders
Find out more about our community and the courses we offer by watching the following YouTube videos:
BA in Music overview
BA in Music and Sound Recording overview
Hear our students’ experiences of studying here:
Our yearly ensembles mini-mart
Singing and choral music at York
Blurring musical lines in sound production
Experience samples taken from current undergraduate teaching:
How does music impact our emotions? (Dr Hauke Egermann)
Mozart and his singers (Professor Rachel Cowgill)
Music and sound recording: reverberation modelling (Dr Jez Wells)
The 24 – Wednesday 19 February 2020
University of York Chamber Orchestra – Wednesday 12 February 2020
University of York Symphony Orchestra – Saturday 11 March 2017
Look at our page of suggestions for preparatory reading and listening you can do to help prepare for the autumn. These should put you in a good position to begin your university study.
Develop your compositional skills further with Stef Conner’s ‘Amazing phrasing’ exercise – suggestions for crafting effective melodic material using the natural phrasing of a text.
We are currently planning a series of streamed concerts that will be premiered live on our YouTube channel throughout the Summer Term. For more information, please visit the Lyons Live Lockdown page.
We know that this must be an uncertain time for many of you, as you await further updates about A-levels, grade calculations and your university future. We want to help: if you have any queries about your offer, or any suggestions for resources you’d like to see here, please get in contact with our Admissions Tutor, Mark Hutchinson.
You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for ongoing updates about the Department and how we’re responding to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses
The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.
Find details of the measures we're planning to protect our community.