OUMS Executive Committee 2016-2017
Hello! I’m Mair, I study Music at St John’s and I’ll be OUMS President until the end of Hilary term next year (April 2017). During my time in Oxford so far I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to make music, including as a cellist in OUO, OUPhil and OUSinf at different times, working on chamber music, and also being involved with Somerville College Orchestra with a bit of conducting as well. Another highlight has been playing in the pit bands for a couple of musicals which are always incredible fun to be involved with!
But this only represents a tiny part of music at Oxford; there are so many events and concerts to see and hear, with many different types of music being performed on a daily basis. My job as president involves making sure the society runs well day-to-day and to promote all things musical across the university. Go ahead, get involved and enjoy what music in Oxford has to offer! Remember, you can sign up to our newsletter for weekly updates of what’s happening. If you have any questions, or want to do something musical but are not quite sure how, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi! I’m your Vice President for OUMS and I’m a first year (soon to be second year) music student at Jesus. I’m a saxophonist and conductor and over the last year I’ve have tried to get involved in as much as possible at Oxford. I’ve been lucky enough to be OUJO’s baritone saxophonist for the last year and have had the opportunities to play with OUWO and other chamber music ensembles across the university – as well as conducting college orchestras, operas and musicals. The amount of opportunities the Oxford music scene has to offer can be overwhelming but it’s definitely worth getting involved as it’s a great way to meet loads of like minded musical people! As VP I look for sponsorship so we can maintain the music society’s ensembles for you. We’re currently in talks about adding more Outreach activities to OUMS to help take our music making at the University into the wider local community. My advice is to get involved with as much as you can while you’re here and do come and find me if you have any ideas for how we can enhance music in Oxford!
Hello guys! I’m Amy and currently a second year Music student at St. Catherine’s. As a pianist, I love working as an accompanist with soloists, choirs and music theatre groups, including rehearsals as well as playing in the band for performances. I also enjoy playing as a soloist and chamber pianist. With the variety of groups and players here in Oxford, there is definitely something for everyone! (And if not… you can always set one up!)
As this year’s treasurer, I am responsible for managing the finance side of OUMS. This includes sorting out the grants from the Faculty and any other external sponsors, then distributing them fairly between the OUMS ensembles. The high calibre of musicians and music making here means that there are countless opportunities to hear fantastic music from students as well as renowned guests. Don’t be afraid and throw yourself straight in, contact old friends or approach new ones – Oxford is absolutely your oyster!
Hi, I’m a first year Biochemist at Somerville College, and am in charge of keeping the OUMS and OUO website and mailing lists up to date. There is such a huge amount of music going on at Oxford, and I have really enjoyed playing clarinet with OUO, OUSinfonietta, OUWO, Consortium Novum, and in a few smaller groups in college. If you have any ideas on how to promote music in the university and get more people involved through online media, then just send me an email. I’m also here for your more general OUMS related technical issues!