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Resources for undergraduate offer-holders

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.

About the Department

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

Department life

Hear our students’ experiences of studying here:


Music Department Tour


Singing and choral music at York


Blurring musical lines in sound production

Meet our staff

Robert Hollingworth, singer and choral director

Taster lectures

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)

Past concerts

The 24 – Wednesday 19 February 2020

University of York Chamber Orchestra – Wednesday 12 February 2020

University of York Symphony Orchestra – Saturday 11 March 2017

Preparing to study: musical activities

Look at our 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. There’s a page for each of our undergraduate courses.

See the suggestions for BA Music

See the suggestions for BA Music and Sound Recording

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.

Contact us

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 Covid-19 outbreak.