OUMS Ensembles

OUMS offers a number of active University-wide ensembles. Please see the individual pages below for information on auditions and how to get involved. The main OUMS auditions are in held Michaelmas term each year, but auditions can be arranged in Hilary and Trinity terms.

OUMS ensembles perform regularly in venues ranging from the Sheldonian Theatre to the University Church, and have lively social scenes. A number of ensembles have also undertaken international tours.

If you are interested in hiring an ensemble for an event, click here.

OU OrchestraOU PhilharmoniaOU SinfoniettaOU ChorusOU Wind Orchestra

OU String EnsembleOU Brass BandChamber OrchestraOU Jazz Orchestra


Chamber Music

The newly founded Oxford Students’ Chamber Music Society is affiliated to OUMS. It provides opportunities for individuals and existing ensembles at Oxford University to perform and have masterclasses with a variety of professional performers, as well as to form a network of players who are interested in chamber music within the university. You can read more about the Chamber Music society by clicking here.


Non-affiliated Ensembles

OUMS maintains a list of non-affiliated ensembles within Oxford. You can view the list by clicking here, or request that your ensemble be added by emailing OUMS.