The UYMP office is operating with very limited hours while staff are on furlough. You can still obtain music from our catalogue in the usual way, from, and hire from our agent Wise Music Classical. Please contact UYMP composers directly, via their own websites, if you have any queries.


University of York Music Press - known as UYMP - was founded in 1995 by David Blake with Bill Colleran to publish and promote new and established composers with a range of aesthetic backgrounds. UYMP's catalogue represents this diversity with voices such as Sadie Harrison, Ed Hughes and Luís Tinoco, and the recent work of David Blake, Hilda Paredes, Jo Kondo and Robert Saxton. UYMP is also proud to publish the music of David Lumsdaine and Elisabeth Lutyens.

UYMP is pioneering a series of novel educational resources for teachers and students at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. On Track, its series for GCSE Music offering students 13 new ensemble works, is endorsed by Edexcel examining board. Pianthology comprises seven contemporary piano works which can serve as an excellent introduction to new music for the piano for university and conservatoire level students, or any dedicated player looking to broaden their range.

UYMP's music is available for purchase from .  Hire materials should be ordered via the worldwide portal Zinfonia  or, alternatively, by contacting one of our distributor Wise Music Classical's international hire agents, via the Wise Music Classical website.

Please address any other queries to UYMP.

University of York Music Press is a charity and a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. 

Unless otherwise stated, all items on UYMP's webpages are copyright. Please contact us for permission to use any of the images or text.


  • Professor David Blake
  • Ms Sarah Derbyshire
  • Mr Leslie East
  • Dr Morag Galloway
  • Mr Terry Holmes
  • Neil King QC
  • Professor Nicola LeFanu, Chair of the Board
  • Professor George Nicholson
  • Mr Adrian Rodaway, Finance Director
  • Professor Robert Saxton
  • Dr Martin Suckling


  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle
  • Mr Lionel Friend
  • Dr Elizabeth Haddon
  • Ms Jane Williams