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John Snijders in podcast with composer Laurence Crane

In a podcast recently released by Nimbus Records, the Music Department’s Head of Performance John Snijders and composer Laurence Crane discuss a recent collaboration on a CD of the latter’s 6 Trios, 2 solos and 1 Quintet.

(4 Jul 2018) » More about John Snijders in podcast with composer Laurence Crane


Department PG student Kelvin Lee wins music analysis prize

Kelvin Lee has been awarded Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Prize by The Society for Music Analysis (SMA).

(2 Jul 2018) » More about Department PG student Kelvin Lee wins music analysis prize


Durham professors co-edit British Musical Criticism volume

Music Department Professors Jeremy Dibble and Julian Horton have joined forces to edit British Musical Criticism and Intellectual Thought, 1850-1950, a volume recently published by Boydell and Brewer.

(27 Jun 2018) » More about Durham professors co-edit British Musical Criticism volume


Indian music research showcased at London events

Research on Indian music led by Prof Martin Clayton and Dr Laura Leante is to feature at two London exhibitions in June and July.

(19 Jun 2018) » More about Indian music research showcased at London events


John Snijders performs new composition in art installation

Pianist, artistic director of the Ives Ensemble, and Durham’s Head of Performance, John Snijders will perform in the premiere of Faun, a performative installation by artist Jane Bustin.

(14 Jun 2018) » More about John Snijders performs new composition in art installation


Workshop for singers of all standards, led by James Weeks

Extraordinary Voices, 10 June 13:30-15:00, Durham Town Hall

Love singing and want to try something new? Love new music and want to perform brand-new work from world-leading composers?

(7 Jun 2018) » More about Workshop for singers of all standards, led by James Weeks


Dr James Weeks releases CD of Michael Finnissy

Dr James Weeks and his vocal ensemble EXAUDI have released a disc of music by leading British composer Michael Finnissy.

(5 Jun 2018) » More about Dr James Weeks releases CD of Michael Finnissy


Department adds Guardian top spot to league table successes

The Guardian University Guide 2019 has ranked Durham first of the 81 institutions in the Music subject rankings.

(30 May 2018) » More about Department adds Guardian top spot to league table successes


Premiere of Eric Egan’s “in Motion” in Norway

The premiere of Dr Eric Egan’s “in Motion” took place at the Avant Garden theatre in Trondheim on 25 May 2018. The performance was part of a production focused on music and movement, entitled “Moving Places”, and came alongside new works by Lasse Passage Nøsted, Kristin Bolstad, Tine Surel Lange and Ansgar Beste.

(29 May 2018) » More about Premiere of Eric Egan’s “in Motion” in Norway


Department tops Complete University Guide table

The Music Department is pleased to announce that it has been ranked first in the Complete University Guide 2019 subject table for Music.

(25 Apr 2018) » More about Department tops Complete University Guide table


Dr Simon Mills gives guest lectures in Barcelona

Dr Mills will visit the Catalonia College of Music (ESMUC) in Barcelona to deliver a series of guest lectures about Korean music. He will also lead a Korean drumming workshop in the Museum of Music, on Saturday 21 April 2018.

(17 Apr 2018) » More about Dr Simon Mills gives guest lectures in Barcelona


Prof Jeremy Dibble lectures at Anglican Musicians Conference

Prof Jeremy Dibble will give two keynote lectures at the 2018 Association of Anglican Musicians Conference. The event takes place in San Antonio, Texas, 11-14 June.

(5 Apr 2018) » More about Prof Jeremy Dibble lectures at Anglican Musicians Conference


Alumni news: David Lewis in competition final

Department alumnus David Lewis has been selected as a finalist in this year's Buckfast Abbey Composition Competition. His piece Sicut Cervus will be performed by the Abbey choir on 19 April.

(29 Mar 2018) » More about Alumni news: David Lewis in competition final


Hear department’s Music & Science Lab on BBC R3

Prof Martin Clayton and Dr Kelly Jakubowski from the department’s Music and Science Lab appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters programme on Saturday 10 March.

(12 Mar 2018) » More about Hear department’s Music & Science Lab on BBC R3


Reitz film retrospective features Rijnvos score remake

On Sunday 4 March 2018 the Filmhaus in Nuremberg (Germany) presents the grand final of “Edgar Reitz: Die große Werkschau,” a 34-day retrospective that started on 5 January, showing his complete film work.

(28 Feb 2018) » More about Reitz film retrospective features Rijnvos score remake


Music of Parry to be celebrated during royal visit

On 15 February His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will visit Durham University and as part of his visit he will listen to a programme of Sir Hubert Parry’s music to mark the commemoration of the composer’s death in 1918 as well as to celebrate the composer’s connection with Durham through his honorary DCL degree in 1894.

(6 Feb 2018) » More about Music of Parry to be celebrated during royal visit