Welcome to Durham University's Department of Music, one of the leading centres in the UK for the study of Music.
We are rated as the top UK music department in the Complete University Guide 2018, and consistently appear in the top three across other leading rankings (including #1 The Sunday Times University League Table 2017, #3 Research Excellence Framework 2014).
The Department has internationally recognised research expertise in a wide variety of topics including musicology, theory and analysis, ethnomusicology, music psychology, performance, composition, and music technology.
We strive to provide innovative, research-led teaching that will assist our students to achieve their full potential as thinking, creative musicians and scholars. Our undergraduate programme mixes foundational courses with a strong emphasis on developing independent research skills and increasing choice and flexibility as you progress. Our postgraduate programme offers opportunities for higher-level study with world-leading researchers.
Durham enjoys a rich musical life: the University boasts numerous choirs, orchestras, opera, jazz and early-music ensembles, and the Department runs its own annual concert series, which attracts soloists from around the World.
The Music Department is located within the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the magnificent 11th century Cathedral and Castle. We have a distinguished tradition of scholarship stretching back to the nineteenth century, but we pride ourselves on remaining a dynamic centre of creative and intellectual innovation.
- 'Khyal: Music and Imagination' in Leicester
- Prof Julian Horton volume nominated for American Musicological Society prize
- Competition success and new appointment for department students
- Department Music & Science research featured in recent podcast and blog
- KLANG new music festival featured in local media
- Prof Julian Horton publishes first English-language analytical monograph on Brahms' Second Piano Concerto
- Dr Simone Tarsitani video showing at Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris
- Latest performances of pieces by Dr Eric Egan in Oslo, Dublin and Basel
- Douglas Bachorik interviewed for BBC radio documentary on musical settings of sacred texts
- Prof Michelle Meinhart speaks at WW1 music research network meeting
The official account of Durham University's Music Department
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