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Thomas Simaku collaboration with internationally renowned soloist

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2020

Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, has worked with York composer Thomas Simaku on his latest composition.

University of York Baroque Ensemble Online Project

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020

We are delighted that students who play with the University of York Baroque Ensemble are continuing to keep up their rehearsals during the lockdown via online means!

Richard Powell wins a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award

Posted on Friday 29 May 2020

We are delighted to announce that one of our Associate Lecturers, Dr Richard Powell, has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the University of York.

Martin Suckling wins Scottish Award for New Music

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020

Congratulations to Martin on his winning song cycle 'The Turning'.

New release on tmrw> label for Federico Reuben

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020

Federico Reuben has created a innovative work released on floppy disk.

York academics’ song is UK entry in AI Eurovision Song Contest

Posted on Tuesday 7 April 2020

Two York-based academics are the team behind the UK’s entry in an artificial intelligence (AI) version of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Persona - research project with Gazelle Twin and XR Stories

Posted on Thursday 5 March 2020

PERSONA is an R&D project which brings together three of Yorkshire’s most exciting small digital enterprises - York Mediale, Viridian FX and KMA - with one of the UK’s most vital contemporary voices in Electronic Music - Gazelle Twin and researchers Dr Jez Wells and Ben Eyes at the University of York, Music Department.

Scottish Awards for New Music 2020 shortlist features Martin Suckling

Posted on Thursday 27 February 2020

For the third time in four years, a new work by Department of Music Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling has been shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music.

Announcing the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Posted on Thursday 20 February 2020

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

Call for submissions - York Music Education Conference 2020: Learner Voice

Posted on Tuesday 18 February 2020

The York Music Education Conference 2020 will take place at the Department of Music from 29 -30 May 2020

York composers selected for LSO Panufnik Composers scheme

Posted on Wednesday 29 January 2020

Stef Conner and Patrick Jones saw off nationwide competition to be two of six composers nominated for the scheme.

Fabulous review in the USA for Thomas Simaku’s new album

Posted on Wednesday 15 January 2020

"There’s little doubt that Thomas Simaku is a contemporary master. One hopes that his music will get ever wider exposure—for our sake as well as his."

Kristl Kirk wins PhD Spotlight Arts and Humanities prize

Posted on Tuesday 14 January 2020

Kristl won the category for her project on decoding music with dyslexic students.

York Professor contributes to BBC1 Christmas special

Posted on Monday 23 December 2019

Professor Rachel Cowgill of the University of York's Department of Music featured in the programme on Sunday.

Sir Stephen Cleobury passes away aged 70

Posted on Thursday 12 December 2019

The former Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of York last year. He sadly lost his battle with cancer in November.

BBC Radio 3 broadcast for award-winning York composition student

Posted on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Robin Haigh’s composition will be broadcast on Thursday 5 December.

York student shortlisted for the Ivors Composer Award

Posted on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Neil Luck has received a coveted Ivors Composer Award nomination for his sound art piece 'Regretfully Yours, Ongoing'.

Standing ovation for Thomas Simaku in the Netherlands

Posted on Wednesday 27 November 2019

Two new works by Professor of Composition Thomas Simaku received their world premieres at the 40th edition of the Moderne Muziek Nijmegen Festival.

Thomas Simaku’s CD on Portuguese National Radio

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2019

The Portuguese National Radio has dedicated an hour programme to the latest CD by Thomas Simaku - Professor of Composition.

Shed Seven guitarist visits Department

Posted on Monday 4 November 2019

Joe Johnson, guitarist and keyboardist of the York-formed Britpop band Shed Seven, visited the Department of Music on Thursday 31 October.

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