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Quatour Diotima in residence in the Department

Posted on Tuesday 14 November 2017

French musicians bring their professional experience to the Music Department


New work for Trombone and Piano by PhD Composer Oliver Pickup published by Forton Music

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

New work is a fusion of neo-classical style and nuances of Phrygian soundworld


York Composer Collective awards first ever paid commission

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Undergraduate student awarded commission by York Composer Collective


Thomas Simaku – World Premiere in Prague

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, received its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.


AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding applications now open

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Applications for PhD research in any area of Music welcome. A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.


Ann Cleare's new piece 'surface station #2: the relighting of the sun' receives Australian premiere

Posted on Friday 27 October 2017

The piece will be played in Perth's Totally Huge New Music Festival and will then tour to Sydney and Melbourne


Report: Autumn postgraduate forum

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

Music Research Centre, 27 September


BBC Radio 3 / Wellcome Collection festival features Martin Suckling premiere

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017

The world premiere of Martin Suckling’s String Quintet at 1pm on Sunday, 15 October at the Wellcome Collection will be broadcast live on Radio 3 as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory.


‘The Scream’ for String Orchestra World Premiere

Posted on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Thomas Simaku’s new work will receive its world premiere in Cambridge on 17 November 2017 as part of the Concerts at King’s series


Dr Tim Wright Joins the Department of Music

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017

The Department is pleased to welcome Tim Wright who will contribute to teaching on the MA Music Production and BA Music and Sound Recording programmes.


Music lecturer awarded during 2017 International Gamelan Festival

Posted on Monday 18 September 2017

Dr Neil Sorrell has received an award from the Indonesian government in recognition of his work promoting gamelan in the UK.


Studio and performance space enhancements for the new academic year

Posted on Friday 25 August 2017

The Department of Music is investing in new facilities.


Robert Hollingworth – Monteverdi Prom and media

Posted on Monday 31 July 2017

Robert Hollingworth’s (Reader in Music) continuing practice-as-research into the music of Claudio Monteverdi has been highlighted in a series of performances and broadcasts.


New work for bass clarinet and piano by postgraduate Oliver Pickup published by Alea Publishing

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2017

Skein Eponym by Oliver Pickup has been selected for publication by Alea Publishing and Recording.


Postgraduate vocal consort success

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2017

The vocal consort Cenere, comprising five postgraduate students on the Solo Voice Ensemble Singing course, has taken an active part in the 2017 Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival, which is this year celebrating its thirtieth anniversary.


Traces of Sound and Light event

Posted on Wednesday 7 June 2017

We have collaborated with Leeds College of Art to create this unique event being held in St Margaret's Church on Saturday 10 June.


Department of Music enters top ten in the Guardian University league table 2018

Posted on Wednesday 17 May 2017

Rising eight places, the Department has been ranked 10th in the country for Music


Two special performances of'The Magic Paintbrush'

Posted on Monday 15 May 2017

Helen Madden leads a folk opera starring performers from all backgrounds, whilst Judith Weir writes a unique school anthem for Greenacre School


Portrait Concert of Ann Cleare announced

Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Miller Theatre's new season, officially announced on The New York Times, includes an evening-long exploration of the composer's work.


Nicola LeFanu on the BBC

Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu selected as Radio 3's Composer of the Week


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