Music at York: My Top 3 Aspects of Department Life

Hey! I’m Helen and I’m in my second year of studying Music at York, and I am a first study pianist, second study violist. I chose York for the freedom it gives you to take your studies in directions you’re most passionate about, and I haven’t been disappointed. I’m learning new things, hearing new music, and meeting new people everyday.

Music at York

Hello! I’m Megan and I’m a third year Undergraduate Music student here at York! Settling in The Department is small yet, vibrant and incredibly inclusive. There are only two courses (Music and Music and Sound Recording) and all first-year students, along with some second and third years, are involved in a large project together called … Continue reading Music at York

Why I love Music at York

This being my first blog post here, I’d better start basic… I love being at York. Corny as it might sound, I really have been so grateful for my time here so far. I had a pretty unhappy time towards the end of school, and actually went to another university to study Anthropology before leaving … Continue reading Why I love Music at York

The Music Society

The Music Society at the University of York is one of the most popular of its kind. It provides a number of incredibly useful services, and for a membership price of just £6.50 for the academic year, it’s an absolute steal! Here’s what the society does: Lunchtime Concerts Series: Every week of term there are two … Continue reading The Music Society

Why choose music at York?

The Music course at the University of York has something for everyone, and its structure is one of the main reasons I chose York. I thought I’d give you a quick run-down of the way it works and some (but not all) of its best features… Practical Project Every year, the first module the first-years undertake is the ‘practical … Continue reading Why choose music at York?

Musicals at the University of York

This month I want to talk about musicals at the University of York. For all you singery/dancery/actory types out there, York is the place to be, as the musicals scene is massive! There are a number of performance societies here, but only one devoted entirely to musicals, and it’s called Central Hall Musicals Society, or CHMS (Central Hall … Continue reading Musicals at the University of York

A Cappella Singing at York

There is an immense number of student-run music groups in the department, from folk bands to jazz bands, gospel choirs to clarinet choirs – there’s even a guitar orchestra! And the brilliant thing is that if you see a space for a group that doesn’t currently exist, there’s nothing stopping you from setting it up yourself! As a singer I have … Continue reading A Cappella Singing at York