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Martin Suckling wins Scottish Award for New Music

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020

Martin Suckling was awarded 'The Dorico Award for Small / Medium Scale Work sponsored by Steinberg (1-10 performers)' at the Scottish Awards for New Music 2020.

New release on tmrw> label for Federico Reuben

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020

Federico Reuben has created a new work for the Berlin-based experimental label tmrw>Midlockdown listening :: HDArchive ( 

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.

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.

Internationally Renowned Soloist at University of York

Posted on Wednesday 30 October 2019

Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, one of the world’s top ensembles of contemporary music, visited the Department of Music on Tuesday 29 October.

Recent alum wins international sound design competition

Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2019

Peter Baumann (BA Music, 2016; MA Music Production, 2017) has won the prestigious Berlin International Sound Design Competition for 2019.

Martin Suckling's flute concerto shortlisted for major international award

Posted on Monday 7 October 2019

Music Department Senior Lecturer, Martin Suckling, has been nominated for the highly prestigious Prince Pierre de Monaco Musical Composition Prize.

York Composer Wins Coveted American Fellowship

Posted on Thursday 3 October 2019

Professor of Composition, Thomas Simaku was awarded a coveted fellowship from The Brown Foundation in Houston, USA, for a residency at the Dora Maar House in France.

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