Hello! I am a third year music student from St Mary’s College and I’ll be your President for 2018-19. I am the current Vice-President of Durham University Orchestral Society and have played the violin in various ensembles including Palatinate Orchestra, Dunelm Consort and Players and Durham University Opera Ensemble. I am also involved in all types of societies at college level so please don’t hesitate if you have any questions regarding music or university experience at Durham!
I am a third year Music student and have been Assistant Manager of Chamber Choir, as well as Chapel Secretary for University College. I am looking forward to leading the exciting outreach that takes place in Durham, building on my experience with Durham Opera Ensemble.
I am a third year Maths student from Hild Bede. In the past year I’ve played clarinet for Concert Band and Hill Orchestra but my main passion is playing the piano, and I do so at every opportunity. I was treasurer of Concert Band last year and I very much look forward to taking up this new role.
I am a second year student reading Music from St John’s College. So far I’ve been greatly involved in numerous groups including being an organ assistant for John’s Chapel Choir and playing violin for the Durham Opera Ensemble, John’s String Group and the Durham University Orchestral Society for which I’m leading the Chamber Orchestra. I look forward to extending the opportunities for all ensembles this year as much as possible.
I am a third year Music student from St Hild & St Bede College and I sing with Chamber Choir, of which I am Assistant Manager this year. During my time in Durham I have been a Choral Scholar in St Chad’s as well as St Hild & St Bede Chapel Choir, and have also been involved in Durham Opera Ensemble. I am very excited to be organising this year’s Lunchtime Concert series.
I am a Biomedical Sciences finalist from Hatfield College. My main contributions to Music Durham have been through singing; I hold the positions of Choral Society Treasurer & Voices Musical Director. I look forward to bridging the gap between the various colleges, for the betterment of university music as a whole.
Hi! My name’s Phoebe Archbell and I’m the Music Masterclass Manager for Music Durham 2018-2019. I’m a proud percussionist, and am the 2018-2019 Durham University Brass Band President. It’s my role on the Music Durham exec to organize masterclasses for Durham students for the upcoming year. As I was the 2018 Durham Festival of the Arts Music Masterclasses Coordinator, I’m looking forward to continuing similar work!
I am a third year English student from University College and a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship for music. I have been active in the Durham music scene as a flautist with DUOS, DUPO, DUCE, Dunelm Consort and DOE. I also compose and direct music for Durham Student Theatre.
Libby Dillon & Jess Muurman
Hello! We are Jessica and Libby, your Social Secretaries for 2018-2019. Jess is a 2nd year Biomedical student and Libby is a 3rd year Music student. Between us, we have played in a wide range of ensembles, with Jess playing French Horn and Libby playing Violin in DUPO, DUOS, and DUCE. We have lots of plans for the coming year, and we hope you all get involved and enjoy the socials and events we organise!