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Instrumental ensembles

We'll update you as soon as we can about University Music ensembles for 2020. Please keep checking back for the latest news and information. You can contact us at musicadmin@bournemouth.ac.uk and also read the BU Coronavirus FAQs.

Virtual concerts,  music lessons and choir

Our music scholars are recording regular virtual concerts which are available for you to watch anytime online.

Virtual music lessons are currently being held for students and staff and are available on all instruments, including voice, throughout the summer. If you are interested, email musicadmin@bournemouth.ac.uk. Our virtual choir will also continue to meet every Thursday throughout the summer between 7pm - 8pm, please get in touch if you would like to join us.


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.