Silver Prize in 2023 World Classical Music Awards
Durham University's Music Department is proud to announce that PhD student Betsy Hou has been awarded the Silver Prize in Romantic category in 2023 World Classical Music Awards.
IWD at Durham University's Music Department
MA student Aliyah Ramatally talks about her experience of organising the Music Department's live streaming concert to celebrate International Women's Day 2023.
New study sheds fresh light on how emotions are expressed in music
In a new study, Durham researchers have investigated how a vast number of musical cues can help shape different emotions in music.
Music Professor receives prestigious Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship
Martin Clayton, Professor of Ethnomusicology, has been awarded the Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for his research project ‘People in time with music: how sound and movement structure human interactions’.
O Come All Ye Faithful - Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Christmas Carol
The well known Christmas carol 'O Come All Ye Faithful' is sung at festive services across the country but music expert Professor Bennett Zon claims that many people probably don’t realise that the popular song has distinctive political roots.
The Controversy over Christmas Carols
Nothing conjures up nostalgic ideas of a wholesome family Christmas more than the idea of loved ones gathering around the piano to sing carols, or indeed voices raised in church in song on Christmas Day. However, Professor Jeremy Dibble, tells us why carols and carol singing haven’t always been seen in such a virtuous light.
Durham Lecturers Mark Lindisfarne Gospels’ Return to the North East in Music
Durham Music Department lecturers James Weeks and Katherine Hambridge recently took part in the opening concerts of the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s season at the Sage Gateshead, which were programmed to mark the exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery.
Advance HE Athena Swan Bronze Award for Department of Music
We are delighted to announce that the Department of Music has been awarded an Advance HE Athena Swan Bronze Award.
“in One |1” by Eric Skytterholm Egan recorded
“in One |1” (2015-19), written by Dr. Eric Skytterholm Egan was recently performed and recorded by world-leading guitarist Diego Castro Magas at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile.
Austin Glatthorn’s monograph published by CUP
We are delighted to celebrate the publication of Dr Austin Glatthorn’s monograph, Music Theatre and the Holy Roman Empire. Now an Honorary Fellow, Austin completed the book with us at Durham during his time as British Academy Newton International Fellow, working with Dr Katherine Hambridge.
Durham student becomes Canadian Music Laureate
PhD Music student Rita Ueda has been awarded the prestigious title of 2022 Laureate for the Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music. Offered by the Azrieli Foundation, this is the most coveted title for composers in Canada.
Are rhythmic preferences shared across cultures?
New research led by Dr Kelly Jakubowski suggests that preferences for synchrony in groove-based music may be universal, whereas preferences for isochrony are more culturally dependent.