Program focuses on musicology and ethnomusicology as well as composition, giving particular but not exclusive emphasis to North American music, including jazz and urban popular music, religious music, concert music, and folk music in rural and urban localities.
Special prominence is given to ethnomusicology, contemporary concert music, jazz and South Indian music, as well as popular music.
Our professors include ethnomusicologists, music historians, music theorists and composers.
You'll have access to a wide range of specialized facilities and resources including: analogue and digital piano labs; piano/practice modules; ethnomusicology and jazz archives, York’s Sound & Moving Image Library; and popular music archives.
- Composition (MA only)
- Popular music