News and events

Latest news

Nicola LeFanu - BBC Symphony Orchestra world premiere

Posted on Wednesday 15 February 2017

The Crimson Bird premieres at the Barbican, London, 17 February.

Thomas Simaku Performance at Hull 2017 – City of Culture

Posted on Monday 6 February 2017

Thomas Simaku’s ‘Solar’ for Trumpet, Violin & Piano was performed at Middleton Hall of the University of Hull on 3rd February, in their opening concert of spring 2017 series , which included works by Arvo Pärt and Sibelius.

Autumn postgraduate forum report

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2017

2016’s autumn postgraduate forum – 28th September, in the Music Research Centre – showcased a typically diverse range of talents, tastes, specialisms and perspectives.

Piano Concerto shortlisted for SAfNM honour

Posted on Friday 27 January 2017

Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling's Piano Concerto has been shortlisted in the Large Scale Work category of the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music.

An eventful year

Posted on Thursday 22 December 2016

A round up of our achievements in 2016.

Upcoming events


Musical theatre class

Musical theatre class led by Bill Brooks


Chamber music coaching

Chamber music coaching led by Lesley Schatzberger


Composition seminar

Tapio Tuomela – Helsinki (TBC)


Rhythm in the asylum: Priscilla Barclay and the development of Dalcroze Eurhythmics as a form of music therapy’

For Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), his method of rhythmic gymnastics (known in Anglophone cultures as Dalcroze Eurhythmics) could be summed up on the five digits of the hand: music, movement, the theatre, arts in education and therapy. Priscilla Barclay (1905-1994) was one of many Dalcroze Eurhythmics practitioners whose work encompassed all of these, but focused on the last.


Composition seminar

Reuben Latour – New Zealand Composer, Centre for Advanced Music Studies, Istanbul

Previous events

Piano and Electronics

Monday 27 February 2017

Megumi is an award-winning pianist who specializes in the performance of Canadian music and new works. She is especially interested in exploring how sound, image, text and movement can be integrated in live multimedia performance and how the creative application of new technologies and approaches can expand how concert music is created, performed and received.

From Theatre to Ritual: A Study of Naphat Melody of the Khong Wong Yai.

Wednesday 22 February 2017

This paper explores a number of aspects of Thai traditional music, in particular, the melodic organisation of the khong wong yai (Thai gong-kettle) and its systematic arrangement of hand techniques and musical expressivity within the ritual naphat wai khru repertoire.

Lower strings class

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Lower strings class with Hetti Price

Open rehearsal

Tuesday 21 February 2017

An open rehearsal with I Fagiolini

Composition seminar

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Sir James MacMillan