The OUMS Composers’ Ensemble is a new and exciting project, aiming to give student composers workshop and performance opportunities. Starting in Michaelmas 2021, the project aims to hold at least one event per term. In an informal, friendly, and constructive setting, each event will run through student compositions, with opportunities for players, the conductor, and audience members to offer feedback. Composers of all abilities and levels of experience are encouraged to submit works (even if not finished). The same goes for instrumentalists: there is no set ensemble, so the more the merrier!
The number of events will depend on the number of submissions, feasibility of rehearsal, and popularity. Exact timings are to be confirmed, but a rough timetable for Michaelmas Term 2021 can be found below:
– September: Call for works
– October: Call for players
– Week 4: Deadline for submission
– Week 5: Potential rehearsals (if required)
– Week 6/7: Workshop(s)