I'm a student in the Music Department. It is an absolutely brilliant department, and you will have a lot of opportunities to have your music played to large audiences in concerts organised by the university in our Sir Jack Lyons concert hall and the Rymer Auditorium. I recommend music at York wholeheartedly. There is a lot of modern and experimental work done here btw (electroacoustic, computer music, atonal, serialism, etc), but also a lot of emphasis seems to be on baroque and medieval music.
Last edited by CalabiYau; 14-03-2012 at 13:49.
I'm not a music student but I'm in the music society (and the choir), and even as an outsider I can see loads of chances so I guess really there's no lack of opportunity..there are the music society's twice-weekly lunch-time concerts, to start with, and numerous instrumental/choral/musical/drama groups to write for. It's only the matter of getting in touch with them I suppose? But as others have said, the department is absolutely brilliant (which I can tell because Peter Seymour is!) so I don't think that'll be a problem.
There's the uni choir, the uni chamber choir, the 24 (a modern group), the gospel choir, and quite a few independent choral groups (can't remember them all..), and all sorts of orchestral ensembles. Otherwise, you can always get in touch with students in the department and/or music society members to put together a group for performance.
There might be a bit of focus on baroque/early music because the National Centre for Early Music happens to be in York but I don't see that ruling out any other kinds of music.
Last edited by pandoram; 17-03-2012 at 22:22.