UNIVERSITY MUSIC

University Music is a collaborative department that exists to provide musical opportunities for all students at AUB and BU.

Whether you are an experienced musician or a beginner we have something to offer you.

We currently have 3 choirs in a variety of styles, 2 orchestras a big band and various other more informal groups which all meet weekly. Practice rooms, with pianos, are available to use free of charge in the music department, which is based on the first floor of Talbot House and lessons are available on all instruments and voice.

We also promote a full programme of professional and student performances on and off the campus.

Further details are available at www.bournemouth.ac.uk/music or by emailing musicadmin@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

MUSIC EVENTS & CONCERTS

 

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are an experienced musician then you may be eligible for a music scholarship which funds the cost of weekly lessons with one of our tutors in addition to the cost of any exam entries, accompaniment sessions and other related expenses.

To be considered for an award you will need to have;

  • Passed grade 8 (ABRSM or Trinity) preferably with a merit or distinction.
  • Passed either A level music (grade A-C) or ABRSM / Trinity grade 8 theory
  • Have a strong track record of involvement in musical ensembles.

Scholars are expected to make a meaningful contribution to the life of University Music by taking regular lessons and committing to at least one ensemble. Many scholars achieve graduate-level diplomas from Trinity College of Music, London during their time with us and thus are able to maintain their musical studies alongside their main programme. For further details, please email Ian Davis (Head of University Music) idavis@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

ENSEMBLES

We have a range of ensembles that rehearse weekly during term time:

String Orchestra

Tuesdays 17.30-18.30 in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

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.

Full Orchestra

Tuesdays 18.45-20.30 in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

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.

Choir (large scale choral society)

 Thursdays, 19.00 – 21.00  in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

This larger scale Choral Society is open to all BU and AUB students and staff, and community members. We rehearse and perform major works from the choral repertoire with professional orchestras and soloists of international repute.

The concert programme for the 2019/20 season includes Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.

All who enjoy singing are welcome and there are no auditions.

Musical Theatre Choir

Wednesdays 13.15-13.45 in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Focusing on songs from a wide variety of shows and musicals this ensemble will perform regularly throughout the year. No previous experience of singing is required and there is no requirement to read music. All you need is enthusiasm. This ensemble is open to all BU and AUB students and staff.

Chamber Choir

Wednesdays 16.45-18.15 in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

The Chamber Choir offers singers with some experience and sight-reading ability the chance to rehearse and perform challenging repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day.

We regularly sing in prestigious venues such as Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, Christchurch Priory, Wimborne Minster and St. Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, as well as in various venues on our own campuses.

Particular highlights each year are the carol service and the production of an opera in Poole’s historic Guildhall. Additionally, Chamber Choir members often perform as soloists in concerts with the larger scale University Music Choir and Orchestra.

The ensemble is only open to students, if you’re interested in joining please contact Ian Davis (Head of Music) for further information.

Big Band

Wednesdays 18.30-19.30 in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

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.

 

University Music Choir rehearsals begin on Thursday 19th September from 7pm-9pm in Student Hall, Talbot House. All students and staff are very welcome to join.

University Music Orchestras, Chamber Choir, Musical Theatre Choir and Big Band rehearsals start again w/c 31/9.