If you are an instrumentalist or a singer you will probably find a musical group to suit you at Bristol, whatever your level of experience.
Between them, the Music Department and the Bristol University Music Society (BUMS) supports a range of ensembles, from excellent Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, to highly accomplished chamber choirs, New Music Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble, Big Band...and much else. Entry to these is by audition and your one chance to do this is in Introductory week at the beginning of each academic year.
If you do not wish to audition, or if we are unable to find an auditioned ensemble for you to play in, do not despair: String Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Choral Society are all available for you to join at the start of the academic year.
The Music Society will provide information on teachers. Bristol Central Library on College Green also has lists of instrumental and singing teachers.
Storage space is limited at the Victoria Rooms, so unfortunately we are unlikely to be able to help with storage of instruments. However, if you have a large instrument (eg. harp or double bass), we will do our best to help. If you have any queries, please contact the music admin staff.
The main sources of sheet music are the University Arts and Social Sciences Library in Tyndall Avenue and Bristol Central Library on College Green.
Meanwhile, if you have not seen a copy, do read the leaflet called “Calling All Musicians” which tells you about all the orchestras and choirs and the auditions - and do come along to our Concert Series (FREE ADMISSION to every Wednesday lunchtime concert) - brochures available in Music Department.