Wednesday 12 January 2022
The Music Department is sad to report the death, at the age of 104, of Dr Francis Jackson.
Tuesday 4 January 2022
We welcome proposals for papers until 11 February 2022
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.
Monday 8 November 2021
A new book published features chapters by Department of Music staff.
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.
Monday 11 October 2021
Anthony Hunt, of the Department of Electronic Engineering, awarded 2021 Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music.
Friday 24 September 2021
Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Monday 14 June 2021
Andreas Tsiartas work "Ìérkos for ensemble" (2020) has been recorded on a new CD release by the Stradivarius label, as part of his award for winning the competition Discovering Young Composers of Europe (DYCE ) in 2019.
Thursday 20 May 2021
A team of six researchers from the Departments of Music and Computer Science has submitted an entry to this year’s AI Song Contest.
Monday 17 May 2021
Thomas Simaku’s award-winning piece, Soliloquy V – Flauto Acerbo for Recorders has received another performance in the Netherlands.
Thursday 29 April 2021
Applications are now open for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions within the Music Department for the 2021/22 academic year.
Thursday 15 April 2021
An excellent article about Simaku’s choral piece ‘La Leggiadra Luna’ has been published by Simon Cummings in 5:4 – ‘a blog devoted to the most interesting, innovative and impressive music of our time’.
Thursday 1 April 2021
Eight current and ten ex-students of the Music Department (all professional musicians) took part in a spectacular concert of 17th-century multi-choir music at York's National Centre for Early Music.
Wednesday 31 March 2021
A series of distanced sessions on different aspects of music production and sound design, presented by a variety of staff members, has culminated in a remix challenge for students with prizes donated by the software company Nugen Audio.
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Last week saw the premiere of Virtual Showcase II – an online celebration of the hard work and determination of our students and staff to continue making music during these difficult times!
Monday 22 March 2021
con-ri-sonanza continues to receive excellent reviews in the British music press.
Friday 12 March 2021
The Department of Music's Anniversary Reader, Robert Hollingworth, has launched a new online road trip of performances.
Wednesday 10 March 2021
Caroline Waddington-Jones has secured a grant from the UKRI-funded Closing the Gap network run by the University of York and Hull York Medical School.
Thursday 25 February 2021
The nature of live music is that it exists in the moment. In years gone by, there would be little or no permanent record of its performance, save, perhaps, for the concert programme, promotional poster, or a ticket stub a concert-goer may take home with them.
Tuesday 23 February 2021
The Music Department is sad to report the death of Dr Richard Shephard, Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Department, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University in 2008.
Wednesday 10 February 2021
Thomas Simaku’s new album of chamber music, con-ri-sonanza, released by the Swedish label BIS Records in November 2020, has captured the attention of the music press and radio stations alike.
Friday 22 January 2021
Third-year Music student Joshua Quinlan has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Thursday 21 January 2021
Canadian postgraduate student Elysia Biro, who is currently doing an MA in Music Education, has been awarded a £3000 International Scholarship by the University of York to help cover tuition fees.
Wednesday 20 January 2021
Staff on our BA in Music and Sound Recording have put together a programme of events in which they share their passion for music technology.
Monday 18 January 2021
Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson