Hi! I’m Sarah, and I study Music at the University of York. I just wanted to let you know what a week in my life studying music is like, and give you an idea of what to expect from the Department. In my blog, I’ll mention some of the great ensembles that I’m involved with as part of my studies here – which are only a few of all the performance opportunities available here at York! I’ll also touch upon the interdisciplinary approach taken towards music in the Department, and how we’re all encouraged to become well-rounded musicians, whilst playing to our strengths. I hope that this blog gives you an insight into what it’s like to study at York, and that it’s made you excited to start your university experience!
When I applied to university, I was looking for a university that could support and encourage my academic and creative interests. I wanted to study at a university that was passionate about all musical disciplines: performance, composition, and musicology. There are several ways that you get academic support within Music at York. So, read on … Continue reading Academic Support as a Music Student
I would love to talk to you about the multidisciplinary approach to studying Music at York. This is through modules, facilities, and events. If you have interests across different areas of musical study and want to explore and combine them, then read on! I will discuss how staff approach the studies of musicology, performance and … Continue reading The multidisciplinary approach to studying music at York
One of the best things about university is being able to spend time with people who have the same interests as you. I have been a huge fan of Taylor Swift for years. However, it wasn’t until I started at York that I was able to share my enthusiasm about her with like-minded people. This … Continue reading SwiftSoc (Taylor Swift Society)
My name is Rowan and I’m studying a MSc in Audio and Music Technology. As I’m on a one year course, I’m currently working out where I want to be come September. I have ruled out doing a PhD (at least for a few years), so my path seems pretty clear: go into some kind … Continue reading Working in-house vs freelancing
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