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.
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
One of the unique aspects of the University of York is the collegiate system, yet for many applicants it is something that you know little about prior to actually arriving at your college on the first day of term. So to give you an insight into what colleges are and what they offer you, I’ve … Continue reading College Life: In Conversation with the Goodricke Committee
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
Being a third year student, I’ve grown a little tired of student nights. I can’t deny that I have had many a great time in Salvo but if your bored of the same nights every week, or clubbing just isn’t your thing then you’ll be easily seduced by York’s bustling music scene. From funk and soul, … Continue reading Alternative nights to clubbing
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?
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
‘What are they up to in there, those musos?’, I’m sure many outside the department must wonder. You see, having a building all to ourselves, complete with practise rooms and concert halls, means we can sometimes end up a little isolated from the rest of university life. So here’s a snapshot of just some of what’s going on, from the … Continue reading A week in the life of a Music student
This term is the first term of my final year, and so marks the beginning of the end. The end of my time at university is now in the not-so-distant future and I’m trying to put my remaining time to good use. Joining societies and being involved with anything and everything is really the best way … Continue reading The beginning of the end (but much less dramatic)