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.
Hi I’m Megan! I’m a third year Music student at the University of York. I’ve absolutely loved my time here and my overall experience has been hugely varied from learning about the psychology of music to getting involved with the Musical and Aerobics societies. There is so much going on at York, both on campus … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Music student
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
When people hear that you study music, they often don’t have much of an idea of what it actually means day – to – day. If you’re considering studying music at York, here’s a rough guide to how I spend the term: Modules Our course is amazing because you focus on just one project per … Continue reading “So what do you do for a music degree?!”
When I was at school, I always thought I would study English at university. A week or so before the deadline to apply, I decided to study Anthropology instead. A year later, I officially left that university and went to York to study Music. My journey to University has not been exactly smooth, so I thought … Continue reading “Do I know what I want to do for the rest of my life!?”
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 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
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?
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
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