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Resources for 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:

YOUTUBE LINK HERE

Department introduction

YOUTUBE LINK HERE

BA in Music overview

YOUTUBE LINK HERE

BA in Music and Sound Recording overview

Department life

Hear our students’ experiences of studying here:

YOUTUBE LINK HERE

Our yearly ensembles mini-mart

YOUTUBE LINK

Singing and choral music at York

YOUTUBE LINK

Blurring musical lines in sound production

Meet our staff

https://youtu.be/77PrlMASKII

Robert Hollingworth, singer and choral director

Taster lectures

Experience samples taken from current undergraduate teaching:

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How does music impact our emotions? (Dr Hauke Egermann)

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Mozart and his singers (Professor Rachel Cowgill)

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Music and sound recording: reverberation modelling (Dr Jez Wells)

Past concerts

YOUTUBE LINK HERE

The 24 – Wednesday 19 February 2020

YOUTUBE LINK HERE

University of York Chamber Orchestra – Wednesday 12 February 2020

YOUTUBE LINK HERE

University of York Symphony Orchestra – Saturday 11 March 2017

Musical activities

Resources and suggestions for things you can do to keep musically active during lockdown:

  • Sing along with I Fagiolini’s series of free 'Sing the Score’ videos – miniature choral and vocal masterworks with on-screen scores. Featuring our very own Robert Hollingworth and many other friends of the Department!

Lyons Live Lockdown

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.

Contact us

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.