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Vox to compete in Voice Festival UK

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

Vox, a cappella choir, founded by students in the Department of Music in 2012, are to compete in the semi-final of the Voice Festival UK inter-university a cappella choir competition


Young composers' workshop

Posted on Tuesday 14 March 2017

Music student Fizz Margereson recently took part in a young composers' workshop at Maida Vale Studios.


Spring postgraduate forum report

Posted on Monday 13 March 2017

2017's spring postgraduate forum, held on the 2nd March 2017 in the Music Research Centre, explored a wide range of topics and issues and touched upon diverse and fascinating areas of research.


Somewhere a field premiere

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017

[rout], the the new music ensemble with whom Catherine Laws performs keyboards, is giving the first performance of Paul Whitty’s somewhere a field on Thursday 9th March at audiograft, Oxford’s annual festival of experimental music and sound.


Our Tales of York

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017

A brand new song cycle entitled 'Our Tales of York' is to be performed in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall on Monday 13th March, 11.30am.


Gabriel Williams wins first prize at international composition competition

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

Undergraduate student Gabriel Williams has been awarded first prize in the 2017 International Composers' Competition 'Musica per Archi' held in Lviv, Ukraine, with his piece Hebridianus.


Ann Cleare - premiere of a new work with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

eyam v (woven) premiere at RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin


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.


York's electroacoustic composers go on tour

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Student and staff composers from the Department are presenting their work at concerts in Leeds and Sheffield this week.


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Thomas Simaku at Prague Academy

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

Thomas Simaku's music was featured at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016


New research cluster announced

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

The department is happy to announce that it will launch its Music Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc) on Friday, 25 November 2016.


Shortlist for 2016 British Composer Awards

Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2016

The shortlist for the 2016 British Composer Awards (BASCA) includes nominations for two former York students of Music.


Alumna becomes first female principal at famous 'Royal' school

Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2016

Gordonstoun in Moray has named Lisa Kerr as principal.


SSL mixing console arrives as part of major studio refurbishment

Posted on Monday 31 October 2016

One of the Department's recording studios has undergone a major upgrade over the Summer.


Jez Wells audio installation at the National Centre for Early Music

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2016

The next Vespertine York event will feature an 18 speaker audio installation at the National Centre for Early Music.


Postgraduate composers and performers award winners announced

Posted on Wednesday 12 October 2016

The Department of Music has announced the winners of two prestigious annual awards for postgraduate composers and performers.


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