School of Music

Violin on top of music scores

98% student satisfaction

16 August 2018

The School of Music has achieved an outstanding 98% overall satisfaction

Cardiff University Gamelan Ensemble at Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta

A summer of music in Java, Indonesia

7 August 2018

Students spend three weeks in Indonesia

Cardiff University Big Band on a boat on the river Vlatva, Prague

Big Band head to Prague

3 August 2018

Cardiff University Big Band have recently returned from their annual summer jazz tour

Students from Goresbrook School performing at Cardiff University School of Music

Inspiring young musicians

3 August 2018

Pupils from Goresbrook School visited for a day of performance and recording sessions

Student playing saxophone

Record number of Music School graduates in work

19 July 2018

100% of 2017 graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra Performing

School of Music launches composition competition for alumni

16 July 2018

Call for scores from Music School alumni

Cardiff University's Contemporary Music Group singing in St Augustine's Church Penarth

Contemporary Welsh choral music by Contemporary Music Group

29 June 2018

Contemporary Music Group perform at St Augustine’s Church, Penarth

Lauren Thornell with her Student of the Year Cardiff Award trophy

Cardiff Award Student of the Year

6 June 2018

Recognition of outstanding dedication to employability programme

Fidelio Trio perform at CoMA Festival 2018 in Cardiff

School of Music holds contemporary music festival

10 May 2018

Musicians of all abilities gather to celebrate contemporary music

Adam Wynter, double bass player in the Philharmonic Orchestra, with journalist Jamie Wareham

Alumnus explores Tchaikovsky’s secret history

26 April 2018

Being gay in the classical music industry

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra playing in Cardiff's Hoddinott Hall

Symphony Orchestra album reviewed in The Times

10 April 2018

A recording by Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a 4* review in The Times

The Portuguese Symphony Orchestra

Como se Faz Cor-de-Laranja performed in Lisbon

15 February 2018

A composition by Dr Pedro Faria Gomes was recently performed by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra

Toby Purser leading the Orion Orchestra

Composing music with Dyson technologies

13 February 2018

School of Music alumnus has composed a piece for orchestra accompanied by Dyson technologies

Students at Cardiff University School of Music

MA student holds Big Band workshop day for young musicians

15 January 2018

Talented young musicians spent a day of workshops and music-making with Cardiff University Big Band

Michael Bell conducting Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael Bell awarded MBE

9 January 2018

Conductor of Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, and graduate of the School of Music, honoured with an MBE

Flo & Joan, comedy musical duo

School of Music graduate appears in series of musical TV adverts

9 January 2018

Nicola Dempsey, a School of Music grad, has appeared in a series of TV adverts alongside her sister

Musical score

Two alumni selected for Composition: Wales

20 December 2017

Graduates from the School of Music have been selected for a BBC National Orchestra of Wales showcase project.

Nature Symphony by Arlene Sierra World Premiere

Nature Symphony by Dr Arlene Sierra premieres to fantastic reviews

18 December 2017

New symphony by Dr Sierra had its world premiere performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Carlo Fraccalvieri and Fabio Lepore

Music alumnus tours with top Italian jazz singer

6 December 2017

Carlo Fraccalvieri has toured the UK with top Italian Jazz singer Fabio Lepore

Composition workshop sixth form students School of Music

School pupils visit for series of musical workshops and masterclasses

1 December 2017

Sixty pupils from schools in South Wales visited the School of Music for a series of lessons with current MA students