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.


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.

22 June 2020

University of Birmingham Summer Festival of Music

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.

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World-class facilities

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