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Put your musical talent into practice

The University instrumental ensembles offer a great opportunity for experienced musicians through weekly rehearsals and regular concert performances.

To join any ensemble please contact musicadmin@bournemouth.ac.uk or come along to a rehearsal.

Find out more about our ensembles

Orchestra

Membership is open to students, staff and community members when suitable vacancies exist. As a guide, you will need to be of a standard equivalent to grade V if you are a string player and grade VI if you are a wind or brass player. We rehearse for several major concerts each year and our repertoire ranges from the standard symphonic works through to film scores.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6.45pm - 8.30pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: BU and AUB students: free, staff: £45, community members: £85

Keep up to date: If you're a new member did you know you can join our University Music Orchestra Facebook group for news and rehearsal updates. 

String ensemble

This is a student only ensemble which offers advanced string players within the main orchestra (grade VI +) the chance to work on challenging repertoire in preparation for a series of concerts and recitals.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 6.30pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: Free for BU and AUB students

Big Band

Membership is open to students, staff and community members when suitable vacancies exist. As a guide, you will need to be of a standard equivalent to grade V. We rehearse for several major concerts each year both on and off campus.  

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7.15pm - 9.15pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: BU and AUB students: free, staff: £50, community members: £95.

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About us

Exceptional musical opportunities for BU and AUB students and staff, as well as for members of the local community.

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Choirs

With a choice of three choirs, singing is one of University Music's most popular activities.

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Concerts and recitals

Our season runs from October to May and features a wide range of events both on and off campus.