Our seminars are open to all students and staff. These are held weekly during term and include research and composer seminars from visiting lecturers, staff, and students.

Composition seminars

These seminars normally run every Tuesday, from 4.00-5.30pm. Some are given by visiting speakers and others are given by (usually postgraduate) students. They provide the main forum for group discussion, and often continue in less formal surroundings into the evening. Undergraduate composers who would like to attend these postgraduate seminars are very welcome.

Research seminars

Research Seminars are normally held on Wednesdays 4.00-5.30pm. The series includes papers by visiting speakers and presentations by staff and research students.

Performance classes

Vocal classes normally take place on Tuesdays at 4.00pm in 058 (unless otherwise stated). Instrumental classes normally take place on Wednesdays at 2pm in 106. All students, teachers and staff are welcome to attend the sessions, which are free to all.

The Music Department at York has such a wide range of opportunities for composers it was the obvious place to do a PhD. The Chimera Ensemble provides great opportunities to have my music played and to get involved playing other student's pieces. Not to mention having my string quartet premiered by the Kreutzer Quartet!

Benjamin Gait
(PhD in Composition)