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Music Society

Anyone can join Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) and, typically, around 500 people (mainly students) sign-up each year.

The main priority of the society is to provide its members with a large variety of performing opportunities to suit their standard, commitment and tastes. This is possible through its established programme of concerts, ensembles and social events throughout the year, which allow like-minded musicians to meet in a friendly community.

Performance and competition

The Music Society (MUMS) rehearsing for the annual Estival.
The Music Society (MUMS) rehearsing for the annual Estival.

MUMS members have had their high standard of music making publicly recognised throughout the world.

The flagship Symphony Orchestra is at the heart of the Society, having toured Germany and the Czech Republic in July 2011, and Bulgaria in September 2009. Additionally, in April 2008 they reached the final of the respected SymphUni competition.

The Manchester University Wind Orchestra (MUWO) won a gold award at the National Concert Band Festival Final in 2008 and continue to impress audiences with their playing skills.

Ad Solem, the University’s official chamber choir, toured Amsterdam in 2011, Poland in 2010 and have performed at well-known venues in and around Manchester.

Find our more

For more information please see the MUMS website.