Research centres

Contemporary Music Research Centre (cmrc)


The cmrc supports and promotes creativity in contemporary music of all kinds

Firmly committed to the idea of practice as research, our staff and students are all dedicated to the creation of new music through composition, improvisation and performance. The centre offers outstanding facilities and a supportive environment in which creative ideas can be realised.

Our staff cover a wide range of experience and expertise. Research students from all parts of the world pursue projects independently or in collaboration with each other. cmrc hosts a packed schedule of seminars, performances and workshops every term, with distinguished visiting artists and scholars.

York Music Psychology Group (YMPG)

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The York Music Psychology Group (YMPG) aims to explain and understand musical behavior and experience, including the processes through which music is created, perceived, responded to, and incorporated into everyday life.

Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc)

The Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc) at the Department of Music, University of York, comprises of an international and interdisciplinary community of staff and research students working in areas across music, science and technology.