Durham offers outstanding opportunities to explore your musical passions. Our innovative, research-led undergraduate course combines a solid foundation of core skills with great flexibility and choice, with an emphasis on the development of independent research skills. Flexible postgraduate opportunities give you the chance to study at a higher level under the supervision of world-leading researchers. The university and city are teeming with musical life, with dozens of high-quality musical ensembles from orchestras and choirs to jazz bands and our beautiful Javanese gamelan.
Our premises are situated on a UNESCO World Heritage Site adjacent to Durham's magnificent medieval Cathedral. These historic buildings house up-to-date technological resources, including unique studios dedicated to composition and audio-visual documentation. Our staff offer expertise in areas including contemporary music (with internationally renowned composers and performers of both acoustic and electroacoustic music), ethnomusicology (we run one of the biggest programmes in Europe), and nineteenth- and twentieth-century music (including aesthetics and critical theory). We attract staff and students the world over and strive to make our department a supportive, friendly and stimulating environment in which all can fully realise their academic and creative potential.
- Ensemble 7Bridges
- Durham Music student awarded a Licentiate of Trinity College London
- Dr Nick Collins to Join the Music Department
- Professor Tuomas Eerola to join the Music Department
- Durham research student received award for promising young musicologist
- Violin Sonata unearthed by Durham Student to receive first performance at this year’s English Music Festival
- John Snijders joins the Music Department
- Neil Combstock joins the Music Department
- Hayden/Kanno collaboration selected for HCMF 2012 sampler
- Professor Udo Will at the IAS at Durham