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.
MUSIC EVENTS & CONCERTS
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a range of ensembles that rehearse weekly during term time:
Choir (large scale choral society)
Musical Theatre Choir
Past Music Events
AUB & BU MUSIC PRESENT HAYDN NELSON MASS, FINAL CONCERT OF THE 2018/19 ACADEMIC YEAR
AUB & BU University Music presents the final performance of the academic year Conducted by Ian Davis, the University Music Choir & Orchestra will be performing Haydn’s stunning Nelson Mass in St Ambrose Church, Westbourne. Nelson Mass…read more
AUB & BU MUSIC MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH LUNCHTIME RECITAL
To mark International Women’s Day, AUB & BU music are to perform a very special recital in South House Lecture Theatre at the AUB campus. Performers at the event will include soprano Sarah Palfreman- Kay, University Music Scholars Kostja Junglas and Matt Birkett, and Ian Davis as they perform and discuss some neglected yet fascinating music.read more
UNIVERSITY MUSIC SPRING SCHOLARS’ RECITAL TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 1ST MARCH
On Friday 1st March, University Music brings you an exciting recital of ensemble music performed by music scholars of AUB and BU taking place at Kimmeridge Hall, Bournemouth University Talbot Campus.read more
UNIVERSITY MUSIC TO PERFORM MOZART, FAURE & RACHMANINOV IN CHRISTCHURCH PRIORY CONCERT
University Music’s Christchurch Priory Concert University Music is a collaborative department that exists to provide musical opportunities for all students at AUB and BU, promoting a full programme of professional and student performances on and…READ MORE
AUB & BU CAROL SERVICE
This is a traditional service following the pattern famously used at King’s College, Cambridge and will feature some splendid choral music as well as all your favourite carols.READ MORE
UNIVERSITY CHOIR PERFORM HANDEL’S MESSIAH
The soloists from this performance will be by university music scholars. Messiah is an oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.READ MORE
AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL CONCERT PIANIST TO PERFORM RECITAL AT AUB
Simone Alessandro Tavoni will be performing in the South House Theatre. The young Italian musician has attracted some highly prestigious scholarships that helped him with both his post-graduate study at a variety of top conservatoires and recitals across Europe and beyond.READ MORE
UNIVERSITY MUSIC OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF EXCEPTIONAL MUSICAL OPPORTUNITIES TO AUB AND BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND STAFF, AS WELL AS TO MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
This Spring we are hosting a Piano and Soprano concert at AUB in the South House Theatre. The performance will include a variety of songs and instrumental pieces by Sarah Palfreman Kay, soprano, and Ian Davis, piano. It is an informal half hour recital and is open to the public.READ MORE