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Find out what's been happening in the Music department at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

Quatuor Danel premiere of Richard Whalley’s Mantle Plume in Utrecht
16 January 2019
Dr Richard Whalley has recently completed a 30 minute string quartet inspired by Icelandic geology, entitled ‘Mantle Plume’, written for the Quatuor Danel.

MANTIS Festival continues to soar
27 November 2018
The MANTIS Festival in October 2018 featured a series of full-to-capacity electroacoustic concerts.

Epa wins first prize!
27 November 2018
Music PhD candidate Epa Fassianos has been awarded First Prize in the 2018 Music Nova (Prague) competition.

Manchester University Wind Orchestra Scoops Platinum Award
26 November 2018
Manchester University Wind Orchestra Scoops Platinum Award

Professor Barry Cooper's completion of Beethoven 10 to be performed for the first time in Manchester
21 November 2018
Professor Barry Cooper's completion of Beethoven 10 to be performed for the first time in Manchester

Manchester graduate directs Pierrot Lunaire on tour
2 November 2018
Manchester graduate Emma Doherty directs Schoenberg's surreal icon of Modernism, Pierrot Lunaire, on tour with the Manchester Collective in November 2018.

Professor Barry Cooper – Reconstructing Beethoven
2 November 2018
Professor Barry Cooper delivers a lecture to the University Alumni Association on deciphering Beethoven's sketches.

Music students embark on a wellbeing walk
2 November 2018
22 music students across undergraduate and postgraduate courses made their way to the Peak District to participate in an all-day wellbeing walk.

Music department alumnus to conclude appointment to prestigious scheme for composers
26 October 2018
Jasmin Kent Rodgman is coming to the end of her time on the London Symphony Orchestra's prestigious Jerwood Composer+ scheme for 2017/2018.

Music students take centre stage at Creative Manchester launch
8 October 2018
Music students featured at the VIP launch of the University's Creative Manchester initiative on 2 October.

Twitter opera success for graduate Michael Betteridge
7 September 2018
Composer Michael Betteridge has taken his #echochamber Twitter opera around the country following performances in Iceland.

Undergraduate of the Year is awarded to Katherine Blumer
9 July 2018
Music student, Katherine Blumer won the Undergraduate of the Year award in the recent Distinguished Achievement Awards 2018.

London Sinfonietta to premiere new work from Emma Wilde
15 May 2018
Former Manchester student Emma Wilde is set to have her new composition performed in the London Sinfonietta's Beacons event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 16 May.

Faculty of Humanities investment delivers new Steinway pianos
3 May 2018
The Music department at The University of Manchester was recently delighted to acquire four new Steinway grand pianos for use by students studying in the Martin Harris Centre.

Ellie Sherwood wins Taught Master's Student of the Year Award
4 September 2017
Ellie Sherwood, who recently completed the MusM in Ethnomusicology, won the Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Achievement Award – Postgraduate Taught Student of the Year 2015/16.

Manchester students pave the way towards gender equality in conducting
14 June 2017
We are delighted that next year 50% of the conductors selected for the University of Manchester’s internationally recognised conducting programme will be female.

Two Manchester composers chosen for Next Wave 2 higher education programme
27 April 2017
We are thrilled to see two talented composers from The University of Manchester’s Music Department selected to take part in the Next Wave 2 programme.

University of Manchester alumnus Tom Coult’s new work set to open BBC Proms 2017
27 April 2017
Young composer Tom Coult will have his new work featured at this year’s BBC Proms. St John’s Dance will be premièred by Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra to open the First Night of the 2017 BBC Proms.

Manchester postgraduate student selected for Panufnik Composers Scheme
22 February 2017
We are delighted to announce that Music PhD student Emma Wilde has been selected to take part in the highly prestigious London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik Composers Scheme.