OUMS Auditions

OUMS auditions normally take place at the end of week zero (freshers’ week). A small panel will hear you play 3-4 minutes of a solo piece or excerpt, followed by a short piece of sight reading. The whole process takes approximately 7 minutes only and is quite informal. You’ll hear back from us within days of the audition and get started making high quality music with us right away in week 1.

You will be able to sign up for an audition at the OUMS stand at the week 0 freshers’ fair, where you can also meet members of the committee. Alternatively, you can sign up here.

Remember, all OUMS ensembles audition centrally; auditioning for OUMS means you’re auditioning for all the groups you wish to simultaneously. There is no need to approach individual groups separately.

For more information on auditions specifically or the work of the music society, please email