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.
10 February 2021
Diana Syrse, a composer and PhD student in the Department of Music, has premiered her new work Géante Rouge (Red Giant) on Radio France.
05 February 2021
Conducting students on the renowned Birmingham MA course in Choral Conducting will this semester participate in a series of online masterclasses with leading choral musicians and teachers from across the world.
21 January 2021
Postgraduate conductors and composers at the University of Birmingham this month received guest talks from leading international choral composers.
18 January 2021
Music scholar Owen Putter (MSci Mathematics) wins prestigious Gregynog Young Musician Competition award.
15 January 2021
To celebrate 75 years, Barber Concerts is presenting a selection of memories, archival material, photographs and virtual performances for audiences to enjoy.
12 November 2020
AHRC-funded studentships are now available for 2021 entry through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
10 November 2020
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.
16 October 2020
This month we returned to in-person music-making for the first time since the lockdown in March, a month which saw the cancellation of concerts for professional and amateur musicians across the country.
17 August 2020
The Department of Music were, this month, delighted to host a virtual celebration for graduating BMus and Joint Honours students.
15 August 2020
Pianist Ceri Owen, the Department of Music's new Director of Performance, gave a debut recital at London's Wigmore Hall on 15 July 2019.
22 June 2020
The annual University Music 'Summer Festival of Music' - the highlight of the summer for musicians at the University of Birmingham – was held 12-19 June. Videos of the performances are now available online.
20 June 2020
"Sing Around The gloBe" brought together over 20 choirs from across the world to celebrate friendship and singing together in time of crisis.
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