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Composers work independently, under the guidance of an academic supervisor. There are currently seven members of staff at York supervising composition. There are weekly CMRC seminars (Tuesdays 4.00-5.30pm) throughout the academic year. Some of these are presented by visiting composers, others by staff or postgraduate students of the department.
The student run Chimera Ensemble provides a regular public platform for high quality performance of student compositions, and other performance opportunities are ofen provided by the resident ensembles, University Chamber Orchestra, and professional orchestras and ensembles in the region.
These seminars normally run every Tuesday from 4.00-5.30pm. Some are given by visiting speakers and others are
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Normally a good honours degree in music and an MA in composition. In some instances composers may be accepted for MPhil/PhD directly from a first degree. The chief criterion for acceptance is evidence of a high level of ability and originality in composition.
A folio of compositions (scores/tapes/CDs), accompanied by a brief commentary on the pieces submitted. Please View Website for further details.
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