OUMS – Oxford University Music Society


The time has come to appoint a new OUMS Executive Committee for 2016-2017. The committee will take office next term, and will remain in their positions for three academic terms. The positions that we are seeking to fill are:

Vice President

We would encourage anyone who wants to apply to contact the current Exec so we can arrange meetings and chats about what each position involves. Feel free to email the Exec with any questions you might have.

If you want to apply for a position, send your CV, plus the role you would like to apply for, to president@oums.org. Interviews will be held in early 7th week. The closing date for entries is Sunday of 7th week (28th February) at midnight.

In order to apply, you must be a current, matriculated student at the University of Oxford, organised and passionate about music in the university!

We look forward to hearing from you!
Eric, Charlotte, Toby and Nathan
The current Exec

About OUMS

The Oxford University Music Society was founded in 1872, making it one of Oxford’s oldest and most prestigious societies. It was founded to promote the appreciation and performance of music within the University. For the last 140 years we have been a central focus for Oxford’s rich musical life, for students, academics, and members of the Oxford public. Being a member of OUMS does not necessarily mean that you are performer, but that you enjoy music in some form or another. OUMS is here to help you.

What do we do?

“The Musical Hub of Oxford”

OUMS aims to encourage mass participation in music. As well as co-ordinating many auditioned ensembles, including the flagship Oxford University Orchestra, the society runs two non-auditioning ensembles – the Chorus and the University Brass Band. In addition, OUMS is looking to play a big part in improving and increasing the provision of college music so that everyone, whatever their skill, can get involved.

OUMS also aims to be the hub of music for anyone in Oxford. It already provides a weekly events newsletter during term time to all its registered members (visit Get Involved to be added to this mailing list) as well as now providing lists of players, teachers and music libraries on this website.

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Who makes up OUMS?

OUMS is run by an Executive Committee, as well as the managers of each of the affiliated ensembles. We also aim to include the ideas and opinions of each college music society when we make decisions. However, OUMS itself is made up by everyone who participates in music at Oxford – playing or listening. There is no membership fee or regular commitment, so don’t hesitate to get involved in music at Oxford!

You can also Contact Us if you have any questions about OUMS or musical life at Oxford.

Who supports OUMS?

OUMS is supported generously by the Music Faculty. For more information, click here. We are also grateful to sponsors past and present, and are always looking to form new sponsorship arrangements.