We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best possible user experience. Disabling these cookies may prevent our site from working efficiently. To find out more about our cookies read our privacy policy.

Music - Unlimited Opportunities

The Stylus LPStylus CD

This album was recorded by music students at York St John University. The tracks included represent the diverse styles and sounds that make up the musical year. They have been composed, performed, arranged and produced live in concert or in the studio by the students on the various music programmes at York St John University.



Lunchtime concerts

Every week during term, music students have a chance to strut their stuff on campus in front of a sometimes rapturous audience. The riotous big band, the challenging contemporary compositions, the ukeleles, the madrigal choir and barbershop quartet,  the visiting international performers and local York talent, the drums, the pop bands, the folk bands, the brass bands, all get a chance to showcase their talents and practice the art of stagecraft.


Hands and Voices choir in rehearsalHands and Voices

In 2010, music students had an unique opportunity to work with Hands and Voices, a choir for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The 50-strong choir uses sign language to support the meaning of its songs. Hands and Voices was also Community Ensemble in Residence, providing placements for undergraduates who led warm ups, taught songs, wrote material and joined  in performances with the choir.



Paynter Project

In a unique tribute to the late music educator John Paynter, York St John joined forces with the Yorkshire and Humber Region of NAME (National Association of Music Educators) in collaboration and partnership with York St John University Music Department, York University Music Education Group, York Local Education Authority and schools in the region, to celebrate composition in the music curriculum. Among the highlights of the event was The Paynter Patch-Work Composition Project, a series of practical composition workshops deriving from the work of John Paynter.