International Women’s Day!

FEMALE COMPOSERS NEEDED Music Durham is seeking female composers to take centre stage in their concert celebrating International Women’s Day in the first week of March 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your compositions performed and workshopped with likeminded musicians. If you are interested please complete the Google docs form (http://goo.gl/forms/dVvShKY2zm) and send your composition to Sarah at [email protected] Composition Terms and Conditions: –          The composition should be a maximum of 7 minutes long, but can be as short as you wish –          Upon submission please provide a Sibelius score and sound recording (this can also be from Sibelius) –          The whole composition does not have to be complete for the 4th December deadline; however if this is the case please provide us with the first half and a written idea of the second half and total length of the composition –          Instrumentation is free, but chamber works are preferred Deadline: 4th December 2015.     PERFORMERS NEEDED Music Durham are looking for performers to take centre stage in their concert celebrating International Women’s Day in the first week of March 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a concert celebrating female composers, conductors and performers, and to play music which although less well known is still fantastic! If you are interested please complete the Google docs form (http://goo.gl/forms/Hfoo1Jg9Bt) or contact Sarah at [email protected] for more information....

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Durham University Chamber Music – Sign up today!

‘Fancy forming your own quartet? Durham University Chamber Music is looking for talented musicians to join our growing network and community. Find like-minded players through us and we’ll provide the platform for your performance! Find us on our Facebook page (facebook.com/DUCMSociety) or follow goo.gl/NmLM8I to apply.’   Durham University Chamber Music is a newly formed society with a focus on appreciating and performing classical chamber music. The society will primarily serve as a network to find musicians of similar standard with the intention of forming ensembles. The society will also provide performance opportunities, such as spots in the lunchtime concert series and potential evening recitals. Durham University Chamber Music has great potential to fill a gap in the Durham music...

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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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Zambia!

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] Stage 2: Submit:...

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Upcoming Events

Oct 02

The Freshers’ Fair

2 October 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Durham
United Kingdom
Oct 03

The Freshers’ Fair – Day 2

3 October 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Durham
United Kingdom
Oct 05

Orchestra North East concert

5 October 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham
United Kingdom
Nov 01

DUCO First Concert

1 November 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham
Nov 08

DUPO Schools’ Concert

8 November 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Durham