Oxford University Music Society

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Oxford University Music Society

Executive Committee

OUMS Executive Committee 2021-2022

The Executive Committee organises auditions, plans rehearsal and concert schedules, allocates grants to ensembles, and runs social events. It is elected every year, around the Easter vacation, with meetings held around 2-3 times each term. Minutes for these meetings can be found here.

To find out how to get involved in the committee, click here.

Meet the 2021-22 committee below:

Reuben Tendler (he/him), President I’m a 2nd year Musician at Pembroke, playing the horn and trombone in a number of ensembles. As this year’s President, my main aim is to get back to holding in-person rehearsals and concerts! Making sure this is done safely and without compromising full accessibility is my top priority. 2022 also marks 150 of OUMS, so I am hoping that we can celebrate our anniversary with a gala concert and special events.
Contact: president@oums.org



Holly Hart, Vice-President I’m Holly and I’m a second-year music student at Lincoln College. I have played the harp in OUO since Hilary Last year, which sadly means I only got to play in one concert – although the fact that it was Mahler 9 definitely makes me feel better about that. I’m looking forward to helping to reintroduce live music this year as OUMS vice-president, and making sure that all the OUMS ensembles have the support they need. Looking forward to *hopefully* meeting you all at rehearsals and concerts in the coming terms!
Contact: vicepresident@oums.org

Jay Chitnavis, Treasurer I’m Jay and I’m in my second year studying Music at New College. As Treasurer, my goal for the upcoming year is to facilitate as many events as possible, no matter how big or small. I’m excited about being a part of OUMS and I think that this could be our year to reinvigorate the Oxford music scene back to its former lively self. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s to live life and make the most of all the opportunities available to us, and what better and more musical place for that than Oxford!
Contact: treasurer@oums.org



Laura Kirkham, Secretary Hi! I’m Laura and I’m a first year undergraduate reading Music at Univ. My first study instrument is the flute, but I also play the violin and piano. I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Secretary this year and, along with the other members of the OUMS Executive Committee, supporting the resumption of music making in Oxford as restrictions are lifted. As Secretary, I am responsible for sending out emails for the society and I’ll be involved in putting together the newsletter, so make sure to let me know if there is anything you would like to feature in it!
Contact: secretary@oums.org



Trina Banerjee, Access and Outreach Officer Hello, everyone! I am Trina Banerjee, a second-year musician from Somerville College. I am a Hindustani classical singer from Singapore. As access and outreach officer, I hope to build better relationships between our partner schools and university students so that we can have a successful mentoring scheme in the near future. Also, taking inspiration from Somerville Music Society, I would love to incorporate some repertoire to expand our current canon so that we may be more inclusive about different kinds of music and various cultures.
Contact: outreach@oums.org


Jude Neanor, Communications Hi everyone, I’m Jude and I’m the Communications Officer for OUMS this year! I am a first-year music student at St Peter’s College, and I play the piano (although I compose more than I perform). As we (hopefully) begin to hold more in-person concerts and rehearsals, I will be making sure everyone is kept up-to-date with what’s going on. Make sure you follow OUMS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay updated (all the links are in our bio).
Contact: comms@oums.org 



Monica Taing, IT I’m Monica, a clinical neuroscience postgraduate student and classical pianist. Apart from listening to Chopin nocturnes and Debussy’s Children’s Corner Suite on my free time, I maintain the OUMS website. E-mail me at oumswebmaster[at]oums.org for thoughts, comments, or feedback!
Contact: webmaster@oums.org


Senior member: Professor Martyn Harry