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‘A great musical life is one of the strengths of Aberystwyth and its university. The close-knit character of the place really makes things happen. Generations of students have discovered the special quality of music here. Aber is not only a great place to live and study; it's a very special place for music.’

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‘The Music department runs an extensive and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular music with opportunities for playing, performing, practising and appreciating music available every day ... There are lunchtime recitals, afternoon tea music and daytime and weekend opportunities to perform in stunning locations including The Bowes Museum as soloists, ensembles, bands and orchestra. The Chapel Choir plays an integral part in services at School and has also taken its music to churches and chapels around the region and beyond, often to support their fundraising efforts. In addition, there are two full productions a year in which musicians and singers can perform. The School also attracts internationally renowned performed to encourage a wider appreciation of music. The School hosts Barnard Castle Rotary’s Young Musician of the Year competition, which is open to musicians aged 8-17 from across Teesdale, and is also the meeting place for Barnard Castle Choral Society.’

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‘Music is incredibly high profile at Bede Academy and has been referred to as “the heart beat of the Academy”. There are many events to prepare for throughout the year including termly concerts, the carol service, presentation day, young musician of the year, and the annual Academy production to name but a few. Being a musician has become commonplace and the whole Academy is involved in Music in some way, whether it be through curriculum lessons, assembly singing, Technical Intelligence Lectures, extracurricular ensembles or private instrumental tuition. Music underpins the Christian ethos in Assemblies on both the North and South sites, which are accompanied daily by a worship band made up of students.‘

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'Music holds a privileged place at the heart of Benenden with countless opportunities for girls of all ages ... Benenden Symphony Orchestra complemented by numerous string and wind ensembles. Other groups include the Jazz Band, Concert Band and rock groups, and for singers, there are countless opportunities through the Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Lower School Chamber Choir and Folk Groups ... We put on weekly Friday Lunchtime Concerts and occasional break time "Coffee Concerts" encouraging students of all ages and abilities to perform. Opportunities abound both in and out of the School in prestigious venues ...'

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‘An Arts College, specialising in Music and the Performing Arts ... Our Arts College status means that we are able to offer an extensive and varied range of opportunities in both performing and visual arts.’

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'University Music offers a range of exceptional musical opportunities to BU/AUB [Arts University Bournemouth] students and staff, as well as to members of the local community. Whether you are looking to sing in a choir, play in an orchestra or band, take lessons, or you just want to listen to excellent music - find out ... how you can access all that we offer.'

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Bristol Cathedral Choir School has an ethos reflecting the Christian faith and with Music as its specialism. It aspires to be a learning community where all achieve their full potential in a supportive and tolerant environment, so that they can contribute fully to the society in which they live ... As Bristol’s oldest school, we are proud of our long traditions; this includes providing the choristers for the Cathedral Choir. The music specialism provides an exceptional range of opportunities. Our choirs and ensembles have established a national reputation across a range of genres, from gospel to classical orchestral works. Outstanding student engagement and leadership, in and out of the classroom, is the driving force behind our community.’

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'Bryanston has an outstanding musical tradition, and music is at the heart of school life in every aspect – socially, academically and spiritually. A focus on participation and performance ensures that music touches the lives of the whole school community. Inclusion as well as excellence is a core value, and to achieve this every pupil in the first year has instrumental or singing lessons for the entire year. Pupils perform in an extraordinary range of concerts, recitals and musical groups, and over 600 individual music lessons are taught each week.'

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'At Cranleigh we are passionate about the importance of music in the development of well-rounded individuals, but not to the exclusion of all else. You will find Cranleighans developing their musical talents alongside a well-balanced academic curriculum and a wide range of other creative and sporting activities. Every pupil is offered a vast number of musical opportunities to fulfil his or her individual potential, whether that may be participation in a large choir, in a Rock Band, or as a soloist with a professional symphony orchestra.'

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’The Music Department is committed to working in the community and as such we have a long-established choral society open to all, conducted by the director of music. This choir perform a variety of concerts each year, many raising money for charities such as Age UK, Hope House and Severn Hospice. In recent years we have forged strong partnerships and shared the stage with Oswestry Sinfonia and Porthwaen Silver Band, both local instrumental ensembles. We host a recital series each year that showcases the wonderful sounds of the Chapel organ and the rare Schulze Organ in Big School. Music is an integral part of life at Ellesmere College and we value the talent, enthusiasm and dedication displayed by all our students.‘

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‘We hold over 80 musical performances each year, nearly all of which are also open to the public. During term-time, Harrovian musicians entertain with the Lunchtime Concert series every Tuesday in St Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill. The Choral Society Concert in March is an opportunity to hear Harrow School boys singing a major choral work with girls from a nearby girls school as well as School staff. The Commemoration Concert takes place every October in Speech Room, featuring orchestras from Harrow School and The John Lyon School. The Michaelmas Concert also takes place in Speech Room in the autumn term, and audiences are treated to big band music from the School's Concert Band, as well as the School Orchestra and the Jazz Band. Every December, the School hosts Town Carols for anyone from the Harrow area to attend.’

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‘We believe in promoting independent musicians capable of performing with poise, passion, connection and skill. Renowned for both its breadth of opportunity as well as its ambition to extend the most able musicians, co-curricular Music at King Edward’s has something for all musicians ... Our pupils are extended not only by music making with peers of similar ability in exciting performances, but also by learning from professional artists at the top of their profession in workshops and concerts. Very much a part of the city of Bath, KES musicians undertake regular concert opportunities in impressive venues ... Performing to the Bath Community is important to us and several of our choirs sing regularly at, for example, old people’s homes. There are also performances each year outside the Bath Abbey to raise money for charity by KES Brass.’

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'Our programme of concerts (performed in the Great Hall at Lancaster University) offers a varied diet of music including orchestral concerts, chamber music, jazz, world music, opera and new music. The series capitalises on the wealth of talent in the region as well as bringing in nationally and internationally renowned artists.'

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'LU Arts is Loughborough University's arts programme and offers staff, students and the wider community a range of arts activities to see, get involved in and enjoy. Over the academic year LU Arts presents, in a variety of venues across campus, a series of live music and literature events by internationally recognised performers, companies and writers ...'

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Music at Marlborough offers something very special. It embodies everything you might expect of an inspired, energetic and forward-thinking department but with that little bit extra that makes us a prospect worth investigating. "Inclusive" and "exclusive" are our preferred terms - inclusive in that we offer a musical opportunity to every age and stage, exclusive in that we provide unique programmes of study to those who wish to pursue music as a future career.'

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‘The Live Music programme at Newcastle University includes lunchtime concerts and student performances. These events are free and open to staff, students and members of the public.’

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'Public performance is fundamental to Music at Oakham. It builds vital personal confidence and provides goals to work towards. Our pupils take part in over 80 concerts each year in Rutland and venues around the UK. Our annual English Song Competition and Piano Duet Competition, adjudicated by professional musicians, are eagerly anticipated events in the school calendar. We produce recordings, tour abroad biennially and participate in major national competitions. We aim to give our pupils as many opportunities as possible to hear live music and achieve this by hosting professional concerts and taking pupils to local concerts.'

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'Participation in instrumental and choral ensembles, large and small, inspires loyalty, confidence and an appreciation of excellence. The School's Symphony, Chamber and String Orchestras, Oundle Brass, the Concert Band, the Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Big Band offer opportunities for pupils to perform in a wide variety of styles, and the Chapel Choir and Schola Cantorum maintain Oundle's strong choral tradition. There are also numerous instrumental ensembles, which perform regularly in competitions and concerts both inside and outside the School.'

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Port Regis is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2-13 that enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the leading Prep schools in the country ... The stunning and purpose-built Farrington Music School is at the heart of musical life at Port Regis ... We have several wind, brass and string ensembles, two school orchestras, 2 senior and 4 junior choirs, samba band, swing band and many other formal and informal groups all of which give regular concerts throughout the year. Performance Days and Novices' Concerts introduce beginners to the thrill of performing in public and to the excitement of playing with other people and for other people. It is that thrill that makes the practising so much easier!‘

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‘The School is well known for its musical excellence and music is embedded in the School’s wider culture and ethos. The facilities offered through the Music School are outstanding, with a concert hall, recital rooms, practice rooms, recording studio, music technology suite, rock room, live lounge and cathedral-proportioned chapel ... Over 400 pupils learn to play at least one instrument and there is an orchestra, 80-strong chapel choir, chamber choir, ceremonial marching band, concert band, big band and numerous ensembles, including many rock and pop groups. As a result of the School's unique naval heritage and royal connections, the band and choir have had opportunities to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, before international rugby matches at Twickenham and at St Paul’s Cathedral and St James’ Palace.‘

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'Music at Rugby School is exciting, diverse and of a remarkable standard. The department is renowned for its friendly, yet energetic and stimulating environment, offering a wide range of opportunities for all pupils and helping them to reach their full potential, whatever their musical aspirations are.'

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'Sarum College is an ecumenical centre for Christian study and research ... Lunchtime concerts are held in Sarum College’s Butterfield Chapel. All concerts begin at 12:45pm and last approximately 45 minutes. After the concert the audience is invited to enjoy a sandwich buffet lunch in the College’s Common Room for a sociable end to the occasion.'

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‘The Performing arts are a powerful element of School life and a very large number of pupils is involved.The School sets out to enable as many pupils as possible, of all ages and standards, to experience performing to public audiences. As well as major productions there are numerous smaller events throughout year, as well as national and international performers.’

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St Anne’s College has a vibrant musical life that places outreach and development at the centre of the college’s musical values ... St Anne’s College and the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership present four unique projects:  St Anne’s Camerata is a unique string orchestra at Oxford (a hybrid of the traditional Oxbridge college choirs), with professionals, scholars, and exhibitioners; Beyond the Dots is an exceptional series of performance events that illuminate music. Events are usually free and always open to the public; The Oxford Conducting Institute provides seminars, workshops, and short courses for conductors; Orchestrate A programme that links University orchestrators with orchestras, choirs, and the Oxfordshire County Music Service, culminating in massed performances in Oxford and London.’

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‘Welcome to Arts at Stowe, bringing incredible music, art, and theatre, for all ages and tastes to Stowe. We are also very proud to celebrate the talents of our young people at Stowe and we extend an open invitation for our audience to come and enjoy a selection of their performances.’

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The Bramall opened its doors in June 2012, providing the Midlands with an exciting arts and entertainment venue ... With a seating capacity of 450 and world class acoustics, the main auditorium in the Bramall provides an intimate environment for both performers and the audience – the perfect setting for enjoying entertaining comedy nights and classical music evenings ... The Bramall is home to the University of Birmingham’s Department of Music which boasts two symphony orchestras, a jazz orchestra, new music ensemble, choirs and many other groups that regularly perform at the Bramall.‘

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'The Concerts & Lectures Series is an ongoing cultural extravaganza of classical music and fascinating lectures on a wide variety of subjects, performed by talented (often visiting) musicians, academics and experts. They are all open to the public, so whether you’re staff, a student, alumni or just interested please come along and see what we’ve got to offer!'

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'The Dundee University Music Society (DUMS) is home to a number of talented musicians from both in and around Dundee. As the university has no music department, the society aims to provide a place for those with an interest in music to collaborate and meet like-minded people to perform pieces from a variety of genres and styles.'

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'Launched in September 2014. The Centre exists to encourage musical activity amongst UEA students and to allow musically-talented students at UEA a chance to improve and showcase their skills.'

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‘A varied arts and culture programme engages a range of audiences through exhibitions, performances, festivals and guest lectures, many in our purpose-built venues on campus. With a strategic approach, Arts and Culture inputs into the research agenda by brokering collaborations between artists and researchers of all disciplines and fostering artistic impacts of research. The University also works collaboratively with other arts organisations in Exeter, regionally and nationally and with other universities.’

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Music in the University promotes music-making University-wide and provides opportunities for all members of the University community to take part in a broad range of musical activities. It draws on specific research and educational interests University-wide, not only in the School of Culture & Creative's Arts subject area of Music, but also in other arts and sciences ... Central to MIU's activities is the international public concert series embracing a diversity of lunchtime and evening concerts throughout the academic year ... MIU also collaborates with external professional organisations such as Glasgow Life, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Dunedin Consort and promotes public performances of their music in the University's beautiful and historic venues.’

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Guide to the full programme of concerts at the University of Huddersfield.

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'Students of all subjects, together with staff and the local community, have the opportunity to get involved in the wide-range of extra-curricular music activities. As well as the many concerts in the Colyer-Fergusson concert-hall, there are also opportunities to perform in other venues ... If you sing or play an instrument you can join the Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands and Chamber Choir ... Many other ensembles and bands are formed each year, and budding soloists and conductors also have a chance to develop their talents. Many other musical events take place across the University ... ranging from classical and jazz to pop, world and folk.'

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‘The Concert Series plays an important role in the cultural life on the University campus and in the broader city region. The Series is committed to high quality and continues to employ high-calibre professional musicians presenting interesting and varied live music performances for students, staff and the general public. The Series is directly related to the teaching and research outputs of the School of Music and other areas of the University, and offers a wide range of musical genres and styles.’

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'There are seven Students' Union music societies run by students and supported by Attenborough Arts Centre, the University of Leicester’s arts centre: Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestral Society, Concert Band, Big Band, LU Voices, and Band and Gig. These are all well-established and welcome members of staff and the general public as well as students ... There is a vibrant music scene at the University of Leicester ... There are lots of ways to engage with the musical life of the University ...'

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'Nottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham’s public arts programme welcoming more than 200,000 people of all ages to a vibrant programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and talks each year.'

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'Throughout the year we organise an exciting variety of music events, featuring talented performers from within the University and visiting professionals ...'

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‘There's no music degree here at Warwick, and so everything we do here is for all students and staff to enjoy, no matter what their subject is! We've got societies from all musical genres, tuition is available and there are rooms for practice and performance. We are proud to be one of the most dynamic university music centres in the UK which doesn't actually run a music degree! ... Our Concert Series ... offers you the chance to see some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians in Warwick Arts Centre’s beautiful Butterworth Hall. Take a look ... at the fantastic concerts you can experience ... and if you like what you see, then take advantage of our ever-popular Concert Series Subscription Package’ 

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Well-established concert series with performers including internationally acclaimed musicians as well as the University's own student  ensembles.

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'Uppingham's music-making has an enviable reputation for its outstanding musical tradition and exciting, dynamic projects. With music being threaded through the whole school community, we encourage and support individual excellence and mass participation. A large and committed team of specialist musicians bring considerable expertise and dedication to their individual and ensemble teaching ...'

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'Music at Woodbridge School is nationally regarded as exceptional. Many pupils regularly train and perform with some of the UK’s most prestigious youth orchestras and choirs. Yet music is not an elite activity at Woodbridge – the emphasis is on enjoyment and involvement for all. The ethos of Woodbridge’s music department is based around the classical repertoire, but there are many opportunities for pupils to play other styles of music such as rock, jazz and swing ... Through all of the musical activity within the music school, the School performs a pupil-led programme of over 60 concerts every year.'

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Worksop College is a British co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils aged 3-18. It has a very strong musical tradition with numerous ensembles, bands, orchestras, singing groups and choirs - as well as offering each year a Concert Series which 'features guest artists of an exceptionally high calibre and international reputation'.

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