Music at Reading is the University of Reading's extracurricular music department. Led by Artistic Director Victoria Ely and Music Coordinator Katie Whaley, along with a team of professional ensemble directors, we provide high quality musical opportunities for everyone at the University.
Dedicated rehearsal facilities are located 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 and we can assist you with finding a teacher. Watch our recent video, featuring photos and videos filmed by our members throughout the year, to find out more about the opportunities available through Music at Reading.
Music at Reading provides a range of incredible performance opportunities throughout the year. From gigs at the Students Union bar, 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.
Music at Reading 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, jazz, 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 find out more about our team of directors.
Reading University Music Society (RUMS) is one of the largest societies on campus and co-ordinates a number of student-led ensembles including:
- Wind Band
- Jazz ensemble
- String Ensemble
- Flute Choir
- Clarinet Choir
- Saxophone Choir
- Brass Ensemble
For more information about each of these ensembles and how to get involved, visit RUMS.
Other student societies based around music include:
The Students' Union has regular open mic opportunities and are committed to encouraging music making in a wide range of forms.