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Applications now open for Music Graduate Teaching Assistant positions

Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2022

Applications are now open for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions within the Music Department for the 2022/23 academic year.

Festival in Holland

Posted on Monday 7 March 2022

Performed by internationally renowned musicians, Thomas Simaku’s music is featured in the Moderne Muziek Nijmegen Festival in Holland on 20th March 2022.

Christopher Fox becomes an Honorary Professor

Posted on Monday 7 March 2022

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Fox has become an Honorary Professor of the Department of Music at the University of York.

Thomas Simaku - Video Recording in Sweden

Posted on Tuesday 1 February 2022

Internationally renowned Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson has made a video recording in Sweden of Thomas Simaku’s Soliloquy VI for Soprano Saxophone.

Introducing the Audient ASP4816 Console

Posted on Tuesday 18 January 2022

The Department of Music is delighted to announce the installation of a new state-of-the-art Audient ASP4816 into the recently refurbished Richard Orton studio.

Remembering Dr Francis Jackson

Posted on Wednesday 12 January 2022

The Music Department is sad to report the death, at the age of 104, of Dr Francis Jackson.

Call For Papers: ‘Cosmic Harmonies’: A Symposium Celebrating the Life, Science, Music, and Legacy of William Herschel (1738–1822)

Posted on Tuesday 4 January 2022

We welcome proposals for papers until 11 February 2022

New student publications

Posted on Tuesday 4 January 2022

Articles by a recent MA in Music Education student and a current PhD candidate have recently been published.

York academics lead partnership to revitalise famous York Street

Posted on Monday 15 November 2021

A project to breathe new life into one of York’s historic streets has been given the go-ahead after receiving funding of almost half a million pounds from the Government’s Community Renewal Fund.

Together in Music: a new publication from OUP

Posted on Monday 8 November 2021

A new book published features chapters by Department of Music staff.

Thomas Simaku World Premiere in Stockholm

Posted on Thursday 21 October 2021

Thomas Simaku’s new work Soliloquy VI for Soprano Saxophone will receive its world premiere at a concert in Kungsholm Church in Stockholm on 20th November 2021.

Anthony Hunt awarded 2021 Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Posted on Monday 11 October 2021

Anthony Hunt, of the Department of Electronic Engineering, awarded 2021 Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music.

Announcing the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Posted on Friday 24 September 2021

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

Thomas Simaku ‘con-ri-sonanza’ UK Premiere

Posted on Tuesday 17 August 2021

Thomas Simaku’s work con-ri-sonanza for piano & strings received its UK premiere at the 2021 North York Moors Festival of Chamber Music to a rapturous reception of a full house on 14 August.

‘Tempo’ review for Thomas Simaku’s new album

Posted on Tuesday 13 July 2021

Simaku’s CD on BIS Records, con-ri-sonanza, has received another excellent review, in the July 2021 issue of the Cambridge University Press magazine Tempo.

Students scoop Nugen plug-in prizes for 'Distanced Deviations'

Posted on Sunday 11 July 2021

Three students have won plug-ins from Nugen Audio worth hundreds of pounds, in a competition that was the culmination of a series of extra teaching sessions organised in the most recent lockdown.

Radio France

Posted on Friday 2 July 2021

Thomas Simaku’s album on French National Radio best CDs. A special programme is to be broadcast on Sunday, 4 July.

Final-Recitals Gala Concert

Posted on Monday 28 June 2021

After what has been an incredibly challenging year for music-making in the Department and across the world, last week we celebrated the achievements of our third-year undergraduates with a selection of pieces from some of their final recitals!

MA Music Education awarded Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award 2021

Posted on Tuesday 15 June 2021

MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching awarded the prize for their teaching team's outstanding contribution to enhancing teaching and student learning

MA student releases hit EP CD

Posted on Tuesday 15 June 2021

MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching student James Hargreaves sees his new EP, Good To Be Back, going in at #7 in the charts.