Music making for all University students

The Department of Music and Bristol University Music Society offer a fantastic range of musical opportunities for students right across the University of Bristol.

From the University Symphony Orchestra to the University Barbershop Singers, from the University New Music Ensemble to the Operatic Society, there is something to suit your taste, instrument and ability. You don't have to be studying a Music degree to participate in these activities (although Music students are warmly encouraged to partipate as well!).

We can't emphasise enough how active the music community is at Bristol and we look forward to you being a part of it.

Join an ensemble, orchestra or other musical group

List of musical opportunities

Browse the list above to find out more about joining a particular group.

Be part of the audience

There are a great many concerts and other events put on throughout the year, which showcase the talents of musicians from all corners of the University. This includes an annual summer festival organised by students and facilitated by staff in the Department of Music.

So if you love music but aren't sure about performing, there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved as an audience member.

Listen to us

Below are examples of performances undertaken by the Department of Music, via its range of music-making opportunities.

University staff

Did you know the University Choral Society is open to members of University staff as well as students?

Bristol University Music Society

BUMS is a hugely active student society. It runs many of the musical opportunities on offer and is open to musicians and audience members alike.

Scholarships available

We offer music scholarships to non-Music students, including choral and organ scholarships and bursaries to help with instrument and tuition costs.

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