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Music at QMUL

Queen Mary & Barts Music Societies

Message from the President of the QMUL Music Society (Mile End)

Alexandra Seow

Hello, and welcome to the Music Society webpage! We are one of the biggest societies in QMUL led by our brilliant Director of Music, Dr Paul Edlin.

The Music Society encompass a wide range of musical groups including Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Band, JAM Group, A Cappella and Chamber Ensemble (more information here). We hold regular performance opportunities for everyone, such as our Christmas and Easter concerts, Battle of Bands fundraisers and our monthly open mic events, Sound of Ground. Additionally, we are lucky to work with professional musicians from the London Chamber Orchestra, Spitalfields Music Festival, Shadwell Opera and the East London Music Group. And if this isn't enough for you, we are always welcoming ideas for new groups!

For those of you wishing to start a new instrument or continue with music lessons, we can set you up with lessons from one of our music scholars. For more advanced players why not apply for a music scholarship?

Of course, a society needs its fair share of social events too! We have our big Christmas Dinner and AGM as well as Meet and Greets, Pub Crawls, nights out to venues such as The Piano Works, and concert nights (with decently priced student tickets).

If you are interested in joining the Music Society or have any questions we would love to hear from you via our Facebook page or email at Please sign up for our weekly newsletters here.

By joining the Music Society you will be able to be part of any of our groups, attend events, book practice rooms, borrow equipment and more! This society has been one of the highlights of my time at Queen Mary - I've spent my past two years here making amazing friends and creating music with a range of inspiring people, and I hope you will too!



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