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Durham ranked first for Music in Complete University Guide, Times Good University Guide and Guardian League Table

Durham's Music Department has been ranked first in all three of the UK's major university league tables this year - the Complete University Guide, the Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Guardian League Table.
A blackboard with musical notes

We seek to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor, tenable from 1 September 2021.

We seek to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor, tenable from 1 September 2021.
View of Durham Cathedral across the River Wear

World-class music marked by new Steinway partnership

At least 58 new Steinway & Sons pianos are be to be installed across our campus as we join the All-Steinway Initiative, with an intention to become an All-Steinway University in 2022. Joining the initiative makes a significant statement about our commitment to excellence in music, with the new pianos set to join our existing collection of nine Steinway instruments.
Steinway and Sons piano keyboard

Anthony Payne - A Fond Reminiscence

Anthony Edward Payne was an English composer, music critic and musicologist. He died at the age of 84 on 30 April 2021. Professor Jeremy Dibble (Department of Music) has shared his memories.
Anthony Payne and Jane Manning, husband and wife musicians celebrated at Durham University