Department of Music

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.


24 February 2021

Success for young Birmingham Music graduates

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.

12 February 2021

University Music Scholarships in 2021-22

A University Music Scholarship is a great opportunity for prospective students who plan to study something other than Music. You will receive music tuition as well as the chance to take part in our performing ensembles.

15 January 2021

Celebrating 75 years of Barber Concerts

To celebrate 75 years, Barber Concerts is presenting a selection of memories, archival material, photographs and virtual performances for audiences to enjoy.

10 November 2020

Alumni conductors making their mark in the UK and Europe

The Department is delighted to share news of student success stories for the academic year 2020-21 thus far, adding to the illustrious graduate list of the distinguished conducting provision offered by the University.

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World-class facilities

Our £16 million Bramall Music Building offers students a first-rate learning environment