Frequently

asked questions

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How do I join an ensemble?


To join a non-auditioned ensemble, simply check out our website to see the rehearsal time and venue and come along, make sure to join the ensemble facebook group too! For auditioned ensembles, please submit a video of you performing 2 contrasting pieces (2 mins each) & a short dialogue of your musical experiences to luums.secretary@gmail.com & your chosen ensemble email address.




How much does it cost to join?


Full membership costs £20 and gives you access to all ensembles, discounted tickets and performance opportunities. Departmental membership costs £5 and gives you access to composers ensemble, performance opportunities through the Friday feature and discounts to various events.




What is happening with LUUMS and COVID-19?


Following rules set out by LUU, LUUMS is unable to rehearse or have in-person socials for the time being, due to health & safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. Currently auditions are taking place via video submission, and the dealine for these are the 26th September at 7pm. Despite these restrictions, we have lots of exciting plans in the works for online socials & rehearsals to make sure our members get the most out of LUUMS this year!




Can I use the practice rooms as a non-music student?


Unfortunately, because the music rooms are located in the school of music, students that study music have full priority over using these and as LUUMS members (that don’t study music) you are only permitted to use these during rehearsal times when appropriate.




When does each ensemble rehearse ?


To see our rehersal times please see our schedule on the luu website, linked below! https://www.luu.org.uk/clubs-and-societies/browse-clubs-and-societies/music-luums/




Can I join as a Pianist?


Yes! As a Pianist you can join LUUMS with our Departmental membership (£5), which gives you access to our socials, concerts as well as other opportunities. This includes our annual Piano and Chamber showcase where you can perform as either a soloist or part of a chamber ensemble. On top of this, there are opportunities to play with some our larger ensembles for that require pianists for particular repertoire.