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2017

York Music Psychology Group conduct music and emotion research for Bang and Olufsen

Monday 11 December 2017

Dr. Hauke Egermann and members of the YMPG ran two sessions in which participants’ responses to four musical excerpts were measured using the Music Department’s audience response system.


York students collaborate on Bollywood Jazz Project

Tuesday 28 November 2017

PhD students Beau Stocker, James Cave, Ben Eyes collaborate with professional singer Supriya Nagarajan and musician Matt Redman


Ann Cleare's new work receives UK premiere

Tuesday 21 November 2017

the square of yellow light that is your window will receive its UK premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival


Department of Music welcomes Indonesian Ambassador

Monday 20 November 2017

Dr Rizal Sukma enjoys performance from the Gamelan Sekar Petak, led by Dr Neil Sorrell.


Thomas Simaku on BBC Radio 3

Monday 20 November 2017

Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, received its world premiere in King’s Chapel, Cambridge on 17 November 2017


Quatour Diotima in residence in the Department

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

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

Thursday 9 November 2017

Undergraduate student awarded commission by York Composer Collective


Thomas Simaku – World Premiere in Prague

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

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

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

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Music Research Centre, 27 September


BBC Radio 3 / Wellcome Collection festival features Martin Suckling premiere

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

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

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

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

Friday 25 August 2017

The Department of Music is investing in new facilities.


Robert Hollingworth – Monteverdi Prom and media

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

Thursday 8 June 2017

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


Postgraduate vocal consort success

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Ann Cleare to feature at CultureSummit 2017, Abu Dhabi

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

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

Tuesday 14 March 2017

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


Spring postgraduate forum report

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

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

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

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

Thursday 9 March 2017

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


Nicola LeFanu - BBC Symphony Orchestra world premiere

Wednesday 15 February 2017

The Crimson Bird premieres at the Barbican, London, 17 February.


Thomas Simaku Performance at Hull 2017 – City of Culture

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

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.


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