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Article featuring ‘La Leggiadra Luna’ by Thomas Simaku

Posted on Thursday 15 April 2021

An excellent article about Simaku’s choral piece ‘La Leggiadra Luna’ has been published by Simon Cummings in 5:4 – ‘a blog devoted to the most interesting, innovative and impressive music of our time’.

Super Excellent (Multi-choir music)

Posted on Thursday 1 April 2021

Eight current and ten ex-students of the Music Department (all professional musicians) took part in a spectacular concert of 17th century multi-choir music available until April 23rd to be streamed at York's National Centre for Early Music.

Remote Learning Series Culminates in Remix Challenge

Posted on Wednesday 31 March 2021

A series of distanced sessions on different aspects of music production and sound design, presented by a variety of staff members, has culminated in a remix challenge for students with prizes donated by the software company Nugen Audio.

Virtual Showcase II

Posted on Wednesday 24 March 2021

Last week saw the premiere of Virtual Showcase II – an online celebration of the hard work and determination of our students and staff to continue making music during these difficult times!

Thomas Simaku’s album reviewed by the BBC Music and Musicweb-International

Posted on Monday 22 March 2021

con-ri-sonanza continues to receive excellent reviews in the British music press.

The Polyphonic Concert Club launch

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021

The Department of Music's Anniversary Reader, Robert Hollingworth, has launched a new online road trip of performances.

Funding success for collaborative music-wellbeing investigation

Posted on Wednesday 10 March 2021

Caroline Waddington-Jones has secured a grant from the UKRI-funded Closing the Gap network run by the University of York and Hull York Medical School.

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'.