Brass Band & Reg Vardy Band – HALF PRICE TICKETS TODAY!

In eager anticipation of Durham University Brass Band and The Reg Vardy Band’s Gala Concert this Sunday, Music Durham are excited to announce half price tickets today for those who book before midnight tonight! DUBB are thrilled to be taking to the stage with a band who have been crowned the North Of England Regional Champions 35 times, and are currently ranked as the 21st best Brass Band in the world. Matthew Ruddock (DUBB’s Conductor) said “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! In the first half of the concert we’ll be playing an exciting selection of pieces including a new joint-composition by ex-student Dave Collins & last year’s Durham University Brass Composition Competition winner Jacob Ashworth called ‘Journey’, and my own arrangements of Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’, and The Who’s ‘Pinball Wizard’! In the second half Reg Vardy will take to the stage to play music paying homage to artists such as J.S.Bach, Gustav Mahler, Miles Davis and John Williams”. On Saturday, Reg Vardy will be giving a masterclass in the Durham University Music Department’s Concert Room from 9am to 4pm. Members of the public are welcome to come along and join in for just £10. DUBB are going to be surprised with some pieces they’ve never seen before, before joining the Reg Vardy Band on stage to finish the concert with them on Sunday night. BOOK BEFORE...

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Dear All, THE TIME HAS COME! Applications for Durham Drama Outreach: Zambia 2016 are now OPEN. This trip is an arts outreach programme based in Livingstone and Lusaka, Zambia. A group of students travel out every summer for six weeks (exact dates TBC, however typically early August – mid-September), and conduct performing arts-based workshops with a rage of student groups. Using ALL aspects of the performing arts, these aim to foster ideas of self-confidence, self-expression and self-awareness in those we work with. In addition, our work with older groups allows an all-important theme of cultural exchange to emerge, given the huge amount we are able to learn from those we work with. Applications are now open, and we need YOU! If you are at all interested, please email the 2015 team leader, Charlotte, for more info and an application form on Deadline for applications is midday on WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER. I look forward very much to hearing from you! Zambia love,...

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Chris Higgins Music Bursaries

These newly established music scholarships from the Chris Higgins Music Bursary fund are to be spent on diploma or higher-level tuition, residential courses and personal development in the realms of music performance. A broader aim attached is to foster teaching links on an individual basis with the following: The Sage, Gateshead; The Royal Northern College of Music; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; The Birmingham Conservatoire; The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; the London music colleges (RAM, RCM, Guildhall; Trinity).   Details £300-500  Number of awards available 5 per year How to apply Stage 1: Submit: An application cover letter, including a personal statement of no more than 700 words describing why you feel you should be awarded the Chris Higgins Music Bursary. This should explain how the student will benefit from the bursary and their goals and aims as an individual. It should include information on how they will be ambassadors for the university, spreading its image and reputation further afield. This should be sent to A reference of no more than 700 words from a suitable adult (e.g. a teacher, the conductor of an ensemble in which you play, the director of a production in which you have been involved), explaining why you are suitable to be awarded the Chris Higgins Music Bursary, sent directly from the referee to Stage 2: Submit:...

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Azeem with DUOS

Five months on from Azeem Ward’s Senior Flute Recital, it is incredible how so many people are still captivated by his concerts all over the country. In May this year, whilst studying at the University of California, Azeem became an internet sensation through his recital’s Facebook event, attracting over 50, 000 people to watch the live stream. Having such a well-known and admired flautist performing in Durham’s contemporary music concert (featuring mainly 20th century but also some 21st century compositions) was an amazing way to promote and share new music to audiences who otherwise might have been oblivious to...

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Van Mildert College SCR Music Scholarships (Van Mildert College students only)

The College Senior Common Room is delighted to announce that it has established two Music Scholarships at Van Mildert College. The scholarships can be held by any student currently registered for undergraduate or postgraduate study at Van Mildert College. The purpose of these Scholarships is to encourage the development of the musical life of the College across all musical genres whilst also nurturing a student’s personal development. Scholarship holders will be expected to take leadership roles, develop key new and existing musical initiatives within the College and may be called upon to perform at College, SCR or wider University functions. Each scholarship will have a total value of £250. The scholarships will be paid as three termly instalments of £75 (term 1), £75 (term 2) and £100 (term 3). The scholarships will be held for one academic year only. However, in subsequent years, existing scholars can seek renewal of their scholarship through open competition with other candidates. Application/selection process Candidates must submit a letter of application to the SCR President, Prof. Stuart Wilson, and the Deputy Principal, Dr Victoria Brown (both care of the Development Officer –, along with a CV. The letter of application should be no more than two sides of A4 (size 12 Aerial font). Candidates are encouraged to explain how they intend to contribute to the musical life of Van Mildert College throughout the...

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Upcoming Events

Sun 16

DUPO Summer Concert

16 June 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mon 17

Flute Choir Summer Concert

17 June 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 18

Summer Starts Here | Brass Band

18 June 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 19

Orchestral Society Ball

19 June 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 19

DURFEST Library Live Lounge

19 June 8:00 pm - 20 June 12:00 am