HRH The Prince of Wales Visit
We are delighted to announce that HRH Prince Charles will be visiting Durham to hear a concert featuring our Orchestral Society, Choral Society and Chamber Choir. The concert will celebrate the life and works of Parry including his iconic 'I Was Glad' and 'Jerusalem' and will feature our very own Professor Jeremy Dibble as conductor. The concert forms part of a wider visit to Durham including officially opening Durham Cathedral's Open Treasure exhibition.
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, have appeared at number one for two years running in The Sunday Times University League Table (in 2017 and 2018), and in the top three in the 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.
- Music of Parry to be celebrated during royal visit
- Musicon: UK première 'Riflesso sull’arco' by Richard RIJNVOS
- Khyal: Music and Imagination exhibition opens in Durham
- Katherine Hambridge gives BFE/RMA conference keynote
- World première: Richard RIJNVOS' 'Geschwindigkeit'
- Department to host SMA postgrad conference
- Music & Science symposium on cross-cultural perspectives
- David Greer
- Special performance revives North-East popular traditions
- Dr David Hughes decorated by Japanese government
Department research events, plus our professional and student concert series.
Also check What's On for wider university music listings.
Tuesday 27 February 2018
- PG Seminar: Kelvin Lee 1:00pm, Lecture Room
- Research Forum: Stefan Keym (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès) 2:00pm
- Musicon: Harmoniemusik 7:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church
Wednesday 28 February 2018
- Lunchtime Concert: Trev's Chamber Choir 1:15pm to 1:45pm, Concert Room
Durham in World Top 30 for Arts and Humanities
Durham University has been recognised as a global leader in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table.
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