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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


'Monteverdi - The Other Vespers' tops specialist classical charts

Posted on Tuesday 9 May 2017

The CD, released by the ensemble I Fagiolini and featuring members of The 24, has reached no.1 in the Classical Artist Albums Chart


York Minster lunchtime concerts

Posted on Friday 5 May 2017

In association with York Minster, and by kind permission of the Chapter of York, the Department of Music are offering a series of lunchtime concerts held in the Chapter House in the upcoming weeks.


Robert Hollingworth and his ensemble I Fagiolini release major new CD

Posted on Thursday 4 May 2017

The CD, released on Decca Classics, aims to move attention away from Monteverdi's much-recorded Vespers of 1610 onto the later Venetian 1641 collection.


Dr Ann Cleare
Ann Cleare to feature at CultureSummit 2017, Abu Dhabi

Posted on Thursday 6 April 2017

The CultureSummit is a high-level international summit that will bring together leaders from the worlds of government, the arts, and the media.


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.


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