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Music BA (Hons)

Music BA (Hons)

Ours is a ‘hands on’ and creative approach to learning which allows students to engage in a wide variety of musical genres, to get involved in new creative projects and to work with young people and community groups. We are looking for open minded, creative musicians with strong practical skills and the potential to succeed.

You can study our Music programme as a Specialist degree.

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Our music staff have a wide range of research interests which feed into their teaching and give students the chance to keep abreast of developments.  For example, current research interests are in the benefits of music for people’s health and well-being, music and social inclusion, music education, and creativity and collaboration in composition and performance.


Music students work is featured on a CD and can strut their stuff on campus in front of a sometimes rapturous audience. From riotous big bands to challenging contemporary compositions, everyone has a regular opportunity to showcase their talents and practice the art of stagecraft.


You will have many opportunities to work with other musicians, from a choir for people with learning difficulties and disabilities to professional singers and international composers. Recently, York St John joined forces with the National Association of Music Educators, York University and local schools to celebrate the work of music educator John Paynter.