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.


12 November 2018

Remembering the Great War

On 1 November 2018, over 350 staff students and members of the local community attended a special evening of music, readings and drama, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

01 November 2018

10 place rise in THE World University Rankings 2019

We are now ranked 70 in the subject ranking for arts and humanities, which covers art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.

24 September 2018

Cook's New Clothes Collaboration

Cook's New Clothes is a collaboration between Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Kirill Burlov, Ludovica Fales, Nikolaus Gansterer, Ruby Hoette, Simon Layton, Mo'ong and Keren Ruki to create a series of events carried by music, regalia, dance, drawings and spoken words.

02 August 2018

Professor Andrew Kirkman on Radio 3's In Tune

Professor Andrew Kirkman was interviewed on the BBC's flagship classical music programme, then the Binchois Consort performed music from their CD with Andrew 'The Lily and the Rose'.

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World-class facilities

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