What our former students say

Tom Service

"There is no other music department, in my experience, that is as free, open-minded, and completely suffused with creativity at every level as York.

Thinking about the collective achievements, successes, and projects of the alumni over the last 50 years, I think everyone has tried to make their part of the musical world – whether as scholars, composers, performers, teachers, or in business, administration – a little bit more like York."

Tom Service
Broadcaster, author and journalist

Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells
Teaching Fellow

Joshua Ellicott

Joshua Ellicott
Tenor

Catrin Woodruff

Catrin Woodruff
Classical singer and teacher

Ana Beard Fernandez

Ana Beard Fernadez
Freelance singer

Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson
Managing Editor, Classic FM

Alice Wright

Alice Wright
Artistic Assistant

Mark Russell

Mark Russell
Film composer

Lisa Colton

Lisa Colton
Senior Lecturer

Kitty Cheng

Kitty Cheng
Arts Administrator Trainee

Christian Mason

Christian Mason 
Composer

Kerry Andrew

Kerry Andrew 
Composer and performer

Stef Conner

Stef Conner
Composer and choir director

Raphael Clarkson

Raphael Clarkson
Freelance musician and educator

Lizzie Marshall
Studying for a Masters in Opera Singing

Matt Jelf

Matt Jelf 
Director of Music

Rachel Wilkinson

Rachel Wilkinson
Administrator, Dartington Arts

Catherine Tackley

Catherine Tackley
Head of Music, Open University

Anna Meredith

Anna Meredith
Composer

Fabio Sarlo

Fabio Sarlo
Print Sales Co-ordinator

David Newsholme

David Newsholme 
Organist and Director of Music