Who are we?

Music Durham is a forum of musicians, ensuring unity among the many ensembles in Durham and coordinating and promoting music making around the city. We work directly with society presidents to discuss issues such as collaboration, funding, coordination of events, equipment and society needs.

What are our goals?

Since its founding, Music Durham has gone from strength to strength. The Executive Committee have laid out four key goals to develop Music in Durham even further. See our four-point plan below for our areas of development in Inclusivity, Outreach, Collaboration and Masterclasses.

What do we provide?

  • Regular masterclasses with external professionals
  • Major concert experiences in and out of Durham
  • Informative weekly emails
  • Lunchtime recitals
  • Funding and financial support
  • Help with the coordination and organisation of the musical calendar
  • Promotion and publicity

Inclusivity

We aim to make sure that Music Durham has something for everyone, so if it doesn’t exist, we will help you create it. We also hope to host some events for non-musicians to encourage more active involvement in the arts across the entire student body. Music Durham covers a wide range of musical genres and standards.

Outreach

It is vital that we as a student body give back to the local community that supports us so much as we develop. For this reason we plan to focus on outreach projects, both within our individual societies but also within Music Durham as an independent entity.

Collaboration

The societies within Music Durham work fantastically well together; It is so important for us as musicians to support each other and we hope that this year new collaborations between groups can be formed.

Masterclasses

The best way for our performers to develop is to provide tuition from the best in the industry. The masterclass series will focus on different instruments or instrumental families and will be open to participation from all members.