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An internet of musical events: InterMusE to compile a fascinating glimpse into music’s past

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2021

The nature of live music is that it exists in the moment. In years gone by, there would be little or no permanent record of its performance, save, perhaps, for the concert programme, promotional poster, or a ticket stub a concert-goer may take home with them.

Remembering Richard Shephard MBE

Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2021

The Music Department is sad to report the death of Dr Richard Shephard, Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Department, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University in 2008.

International acclaim for Thomas Simaku’s new album

Posted on Wednesday 10 February 2021

Thomas Simaku’s new album of chamber music, con-ri-sonanza, released by the Swedish label BIS Records in November 2020, has captured the attention of the music press and radio stations alike.

UG Student Joshua Quinlan Made an RSA Fellow

Posted on Friday 22 January 2021

Third-year Music student Joshua Quinlan has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

MA Student Elysia Biro Awarded £3000 International Scholarship

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2021

Canadian postgraduate student Elysia Biro, who is currently doing an MA in Music Education, has been awarded a £3000 International Scholarship by the University of York to help cover tuition fees.

Distanced Deviations: An Online Programme of Music and Sound Recording Events

Posted on Wednesday 20 January 2021

Staff on our BA in Music and Sound Recording have put together a programme of events in which they share their passion for music technology.

Making music together, apart: announcing the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Posted on Monday 18 January 2021

Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson

Postgraduate Music student uncovers the earliest-known Church-of-England hymn by a woman composer

Posted on Tuesday 15 December 2020

While researching her dissertation, postgraduate Music student Rachel Webber recently unearthed the earliest known Anglican hymn by a woman composer.

Das Klassik & Jazz review for Thomas Simaku’s new album

Posted on Monday 14 December 2020

Following the release of Thomas Simaku’s new album on the prestigious Swedish label BIS Records last month, the first review has now been published in Germany in the "Rondo – Das Klassik & Jazz" magazine.

Telemusic – Practical Project 2020

Posted on Tuesday 8 December 2020

Our annual departmental Practical Project has been cancelled only once in its history. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, our students and staff were determined that this year's production would go on!

Announcement about Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Posted on Monday 7 December 2020

The Department of Music at the University of York invites expressions of interest from those considering applying for a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship.

York PhD student in Discovering Young Composers of Europe

Posted on Thursday 3 December 2020

A new piece by Andreas Tsiartas was premiered in Seville, Spain by the renowned ensemble Taller Sonoro on 30 November 2020.

Ivors success for Department of Music graduate student

Posted on Thursday 3 December 2020

Robin Haigh, a PhD student in Composition, has been awarded a prestigious Ivor Novello Award in the Chamber Orchestral category for his piece, 'Grin'.

Funding boost for community music programme

Posted on Tuesday 3 November 2020

Young people across Yorkshire who face barriers to music making will have a chance to play traditional Indonesian music, thanks to continued funding for an innovative community project run by the University of York.

Thomas Simaku’s new CD on National Radio of Portugal

Posted on Monday 2 November 2020

Thomas Simaku’s new CD has been featured in ‘Geografia dos sons’ programme by the National Radio of Portugal on 2nd November 2020.

Research collaboration reverberates with success

Posted on Friday 30 October 2020

A collaboration with a major sound engineering firm has led to the launch of software which represents a significant advance in audio processing for the creative industries.

Absent Sitters – York Mediale

Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2020

Intimate online performances of a new work, resulting from a collaboration between Ben Eyes and Jez Wells in the Department of Music and others, are taking place this week as part of York Mediale.

Thomas Simaku’s CD in Top Ten

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020

Thomas Simaku’s CD has been chosen among the ten best CDs of the year.

Thomas Simaku - New CD release

Posted on Thursday 8 October 2020

A new CD of chamber music by Thomas Simaku performed by internationally renowned musicians will be released on 6 November 2020.

Nicola LeFanu - New orchestral album released

Posted on Monday 28 September 2020

"The Crimson Bird and other orchestral works" has been released on the NMC label.