Music at the University of Reading
University of Reading Music is an extracurricular music department. As there is no music degree here at Reading, everything we do is for all students and colleagues to enjoy, no matter what their subject is.
Led by Artistic Director Victoria Ely and Music Programme Coordinator Lucy Kelly, along with a team of professional ensemble directors, there are many different ensembles and programmes to choose from. There is something for everyone to get involved with, whether it be Big Band, Orchestra, Choir or Percussion Ensemble.
Our musicians are involved in regular ensemble rehearsals, performances both large and small, solo performance opportunities and much much more.
We have also recently started a live music program in which we collaborate with other student societies to hold regular jam nights both on campus and in town and other live music events for all to enjoy. To get involved visit our website
Dedicated rehearsal facilities are located in L29 at the London Road campus and individual practice rooms are also available to book. If you would like to continue with your instrumental/vocal studies, please contact us. We have a wide variety of teachers on our books, from Piano and Singing teachers to Cello and Drums.
University of Reading Music provides a range of incredible performance opportunities throughout the year. From gigs at the Reading Students' Union, to performing at University events and in festivals and venues further afield, there are plentiful opportunities. Visit our website to find out more about upcoming events and performances.
University of Reading Music co-ordinate a range of ensembles for singers and instrumentalists, largely made up of students from across the University. Our musical community gives you opportunities to make friends for life outside of your degree. Visit our website to find out more about our choral, percussion and orchestral ensembles.
In all Music at Reading ensembles, we aim for high quality musical experiences. Led by professional directors, our ensembles work hard during rehearsals to produce excellent performances and developing your skills as a musician. Visit our website to meet our team of directors.
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See images and videos of our live music and other musical events in 2021-22 to get a flavour of what our music programme will be like in the new academic year.
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Reading Students' Union societies
Reading University Music Society (RUMS) is one of the largest societies on campus and co-ordinates a number of student-led ensembles including:
- Jazz Band
- RUMS Choir
- String Ensemble
- Brass Ensemble
For more information about each of these ensembles and how to get involved, visit RUMS.
The Students' Union is committed to encouraging music making in a wide range of forms. Other student societies based around music include: