Department Alumni network

Meet current members of our department and find out why they chose Sheffield, learn about their experiences of the UG and PG courses, and discover our large alumni network who share their career highlight and successes.


The Department of Music at the University of Sheffield would like to share and celebrate your music activities and recent success stories with the wider university community.

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Recent music alumni events have included a orchestra weekend and remembrance concert to honour legacy of renowned classical musician, Peter Cropper. The concert, which celebrated the life and music of the founder and former leader of the internationally renowned Lindsay Quartet, featured performances by musicians who studied in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music over the past 50 years. Graduates from the University who performed in the concert work with prestigious orchestras and music institutions all over the world. 

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University music graduates return to honour legacy of renowned classical musician

To find out more about upcoming music alumni events, join the University of Sheffield Department of Music Alumni Facebook group.

Alumni also get exclusive discount to University of Sheffield Concert Series. The Concerts programme includes scores of international and award-winning performers from across world, jazz, folk, contemporary and classical music. There's also a series of concerts from our talented current students and an annual alumni concert. All in all, something to astonish and delight music lovers of all tastes! Graduates of the University of Sheffield are eligible for a 10% discount per booking. Tickets must be purchased online via TicketSource, through the University of Sheffield Concerts website.

Find out more about the many benefits you can receive as an alumni.

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Student Alumni Profiles  

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Department of Music alumni announces UK tour dates

Abi Hall BMus Music

After graduating in 2021, Abs has gone onto establish herself as a solo musician and is about to embark on her first UK tour. Find out how studying at the University of Sheffield helped Abs turn her passion into a profession.

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Music Alumni wins culture and creativity award

Marie-Christinne Clarisse MA in Transcultural and Traditional Music Studies

Marie-Christinne studied on the MA in Traditional and World Music course in 2014 and has since been awarded the Study UK Alumni Award 2022 in the 'Culture and Creativity' category. This outstanding achievement recognises Marie-Cristinne's work of music and art in education and social work in Mauritius.

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My Experience - MA Psychology of Music

Emily Cooper BMus Music, MA Psychology of Music

Emily studied the undergraduate BMus music course and is now studying MA Psychology of Music at The University of Sheffield.

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My career - MA Music Management

Katie Clifton BMus Music

Katie studied the undergraduate BMus music course at The University of Sheffield and is currently studying for an MA in Music Management with us.

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Sheffield Alumna releases debut jazz-infused pop and soul album

Charlotte Champian 2016

After graduating with a music degree in 2016, singer-songwriter Charlotte Champian has collaborated with fellow musicians to launch the album 'As the summer' which has been commended on BBC Introducing.

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Music alumni: my career in radio and live events

Mike Gibbons 1974

After graduating from the Department of Music in 1974, Mike has gone on to have a successful career in the production industry, working for the BBC on a multitude of live events, including concerts in Buckingham Palace for HM Queen's Golden Jubilee.

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MA Music Management - alumni profile

Krissy Zhang MA Music Management

MA Music Management Alumni, Krissy Zhang, talks about her experience at the University of Sheffield, and how this helped her in her career.

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My Career - Concert and Arts Administration

Katie Williamson 2017

Katie studied the undergraduate BMus music course and went onto study MA Composition at The University of Sheffield. Katie enjoyed the music making opportunities the city had to offer and has started her career working for the local musical organisation, Music in the Round.

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My Career – Music and The British Army

Hannah Faulkner – Student success stories BMus Music

Hannah shares her experience of studying music as an undergraduate student at The University of Sheffield and her ensuing career, working as a Flautist with The Royal Corps of Army Music.

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It is a place to develop life-long friendships, professional networks, various experiences and great memories.

Yuko Kure BMus Music

We had the great pleasure of sitting down with Yuko to discuss her experience of living and studying at Sheffield.

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My Career - Arts Education and Marketing

Natalie Farrow MA Ethnomusicology 2016

Natalie completed a degree in music in 2014, and went onto to complete a masters degree in Ethnomusicology, graduating in 2016. Natalie now works for the Royal College of Music and shares how the studying at Sheffield prepared her for a career in arts education and marketing.

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Ella Taylor: Freelance work during a pandemic

Ella Taylor BMus Music

We spoke to Ella Taylor, one of our BMus alumni, who talks to us about being a freelance musician through the pandemic.

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My career - Arts Education and Management

Miriam McCombe BMus Music

Miriam studied the undergraduate BMus music course at The University of Sheffield and went onto produce education concerts and school programmes for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand.


My Experience - MA Music Management

Elizabeth Lees MA Music Management

Following studies with The Department of Music, Elizabeth has set up a successful classical music series in Sheffield. Find out how the course gave her the relevant skills to start her own music industry events.

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Say yes to every music making opportunity you can while at university, even if it’s something a little out of your comfort zone

George Morton BMus Music, MMus Composition and Performance

Our degrees and activities attract students who are interested in an eclectic mix of music, with many going onto varied careers. George studied the undergraduate BMus music course and went onto study MMus Composition and Performance. He now works as a freelance conductor and orchestrator.

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My career - music teaching and performance

Joss Mann-Hazell BMus Music

During the BMus undergraduate course, Joss was introduced to the world of North Indian Classical Music. He now uses these skills during a teaching training course, and shares why studying music at Sheffield helped in forging his musical career.

Tuition fee discount

As a Sheffield graduate, you’re entitled to a discount on your tuition fees. The discount you'll receive depends on the grade you achieve or achieved in your undergraduate course and the level of study:

Postgraduate Taught Alumni Loyalty Award 

  • 10% discount if you achieve a 2:2 (capped at £1,500) or attended a Study Abroad/Erasmus programme with us.

Postgraduate Taught Alumni Excellence Scholarship

  • 20% discount if you achieve a First (capped at £2,500)
  • 15% discount if you achieve a 2:1 (capped at £2,000) 

Postgraduate Research Courses

  • 10% discount on tuition fees (capped at £1,500).

Alumni Rewards