The Department of Music is one of the most distinguished in the UK, with a history stretching back to 1905 when Edward Elgar was appointed the University's first Professor of Music, and looking forward to the latest cutting-edge developments in the practice and study of music.
17 November 2021
Michael Zev Gordon has been nominated for the prestigious Ivors Composer Awards 2021 for his song cycle Baruch - Ten Propositions of Baruch Spinoza for Tenor and Piano.
05 October 2021
The album reached #2 in the UK's Official Charts last week and features performances from world-renowned orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and former Birmingham student, Rosie Middleton.
01 October 2021
We are genuinely delighted to be able to present live concerts to you all again from 1 October.
20 September 2021
Dr Maria Witek has been awarded an AHRC development and engagement fellowship for her project entitled 'Embodied timing and disability in DJ practice', running from February 2022 to July 2023.
30 June 2021
The annual Summer Festival of Music is a highlight of the academic year for musicians at the University of Birmingham. University Music were pleased to host online and in-person events over two weeks in June.
07 June 2021
Undergraduate and postgraduate music students took part in a series of workshops with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG)
02 June 2021
University Music is delighted to announce a two-week period of events at the end of the semester for students, staff, and members of the wider community.
28 April 2021
Our Peyton and Barber Professor of Music is part of a team recreating the sounds of an Easter concert performed for James IV in a Scottish chapel, featured in the Guardian. The CD reached no. 2 in the classical charts.
01 April 2021
Emma Smellie is an undergraduate BMus Music student. Here she tells us her five favourite things about studying Music at the University of Birmingham.
24 March 2021
Seren Thomas is a BMus Music graduate from the University of Birmingham. Here she talks about her experience of taking part in The Guild's drama societies
23 March 2021
A system that will enable musicians to play alone, but as if part of a live ensemble, is being developed at the University of Birmingham.
24 February 2021
The Department of Music is delighted to share news of recent distinguished student achievement in the conducting field, adding to the illustrious list of graduates from the wider conducting programme at the University.
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
Our £16 million Bramall Music Building offers students a first-rate learning environment