Executive Committee

OUMS Executive Committee 2018-2019

Chris O’Leary – President

Hi there – I’m Chris, and I’m thrilled to be this year’s OUMS President! As a second-year music student, I first became involved with the Oxford music scene as a hornist in the various OUMS ensembles, and I currently direct OUWO and the student choir at my college, Christ Church. As President, I’ll be overseeing and coordinating activities happening across the Oxford music scene – be it at the level of college music societies, student groups or the Music Faculty – and will do so with the help of my fantastic Executive Committee!

As the musical hub of Oxford, our primary goal is to continue to promote the values of inclusivity, enjoyment and high standards of music-making that previous OUMS members and committees have worked to uphold. In addition to maintaining positive relationships with the University’s wide variety of musical groups, my main mission this year is to promote and expand engagement with the local Oxford community through increased dedication to Access and Outreach initiatives. In working closely with the faculty and local orchestras such as Oxford Phil, I strongly believe that we promote a lasting atmosphere of engagement with local musical groups, schools and community centres so that anyone can feel welcome and get involved with Oxford’s vibrant musical life! If you have any questions about OUMS or how to get involved with music in Oxford, feel free to drop me a line at president@oums.org.

 

 

Ken-Ee Choong – Vice President

Hi, I’m Ken-Ee. I’m a second year undergraduate reading music at Pembroke. My main instrument is the piano and the majority of my musical output has been in performing recitals. I have enjoyed engaging in chamber music through our OUChamberMusic. My role as VP is mainly focused on securing more funding for all of us through sponsorship and acting as a liaison with the Music Faculty. Another aim for the year is to help create a greater sense of cohesion within the Oxford music scene. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at vicepresident@oums.org.

 

James Liebrecht – Treasurer
Hi, I’m James, I’m a first year COS student at St. Benet’s and I play trombone in OUPhil, OUWO, and whatever else comes my way! As Treasurer I’ll be dealing with the OUMS accounts and dealing out grants to the wide array of fantastic ensembles that OUMS supports.

I also hope to encourage more collaborations between those ensembles – and maybe even with college groups and gigging bands – as well as supporting whatever smaller groups may pop up (as they often do in Oxford), so, if you have any queries or fancy applying for a grant, do drop me a message at treasurer@oums.org and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Justin Leung – Secretary

Hi! I’m Justin and I am a first-year Earth Science undergraduate at Univ. I play trombone and tuba in OUBB and OMO, but I also enjoy playing music during my free time. OUMS has been a great place for non-music students like me to get in touch with the lively Oxford music scene.

As the Secretary for this year, you will probably see my name pop up in lots of place, because my role is to send out the weekly OUMS newsletter and emails. A personal initiative I also have this year with OUMS is to create short pre-concert trailers/teasers with the OUMS ensembles. Feel free to message or email me at secretary@oums.org for any questions or anything you would like to be posted on the newsletter!

 

 

Lauren Hill - Communications
Lauren Hill
Communications

Hi! I’m Lauren and I’m the Communications Officer for this year. Currently a second-year music student and choral scholar at Oriel, I have been involved in OUMS chamber music as a pianist and I also manage the weekly lunchtime recital series at the Music faculty. As Comms Officer, my main focus will be to develop OPUS, the Music Society’s new publication which commissions concert reviews and more general pieces about the Oxford Music Scene with the aims of widening access and promoting engagement with all the musical opportunities Oxford has to offer! If you are interested in writing for OPUS, please feel free to contact me at comms@oums.org.

 

Livi van Warmelo – Social secretary

Hi, I’m Livi – I’m a second year Music student at Anne’s and I’m so excited to be this year’s OUMS Social Secretary! I’ve been involved with many different aspects of the Oxford music scene, whether as a violinist in OUMS ensembles like OUSinf or OUPhil, as a band member/musical director in various musical productions, or as the director of my college choir. As Social Sec, my job is to organise the more sociable events and help all the different Oxford musicians meet each other across different colleges and ensembles. This could be as part of crew dates, pub trips, G&Ds excursions or concert viewings! Got an idea for a future OUMS social? Drop me a line on social@oums.org.

 

Aaron Hartnell-Booth Webmaster
Aaron Hartnell-Booth
Webmaster

I’m a fourth year physicist at Wadham college, but spend almost all my free time playing clarinets. I can usually be found playing bass clarinet for OUO, though I often play with many other groups on an ad-hoc basis.

As webmaster, I update and maintain the OUMS website and the associated mailing lists and player databases, and I also (separately) administrate the OUO website. Any website-related queries or suggestions would be welcome at webmaster@oums.org.


OUMS Executive Committee 2018-2019

Alex Toal
Alex Toal
President
Bradley Young
Bradley Young
Vice President
Josh Cottell
Secretary
Ken-Ee Choong
Ken-Ee Choong
Treasurer
Aaron Hartnell-Booth
Aaron Hartnell-Booth
Webmaster

 

OUMS Executive Committee 2017-2018

David Palmer
David Palmer
President
Gabrielle Woodward
Gabrielle Woodward
Vice President
Claire Evans
Claire Evans
Secretary
Laura Coppinger
Laura Coppinger
Treasurer
Aaron Hartnell-Booth
Aaron Hartnell-Booth
Webmaster

 

OUMS Executive Committee 2016-2017

Mair Dew
Mair Dew
President
Sophia Hall
Sophia Hall
Vice President
Amy Chang
Amy Chang
Treasurer
Joshua Grubb
Joshua Grubb
Webmaster

OUMS Executive Committee 2015-2016

Eric Foster
Eric Foster
President
Charlotte Wyatt
Charlotte Wyatt
Vice President
Nathan King
Nathan King
Treasurer
Maris Serzans
Maris Serzans
Webmaster

OUMS Executive Committee 2014-2015

Jess Eastwood
Jess Eastwood
President
Ella Thorpe-Beeston
Ella Thorpe-Beeston
Vice-President
Arnold Mathijssen
Arnold Mathijssen
Treasurer
Isabel Garcia-Garcia
Isabel Garcia-Garcia
Secretary


OUMS Executive Committee 2013-2014

Chloe Bradshaw
Chloe Bradshaw
President
Jasmine Ramsay Gray
Jasmine Ramsay Gray
Vice-President
Arnold Mathijssen
Arnold Mathijssen
Treasurer
Nick Graham
Nick Graham
Secretary