A HAVEN FOR STUDENT MUSIC FOR OVER 130 YEARS
The University of St Andrews Music Society is St Andrews' oldest and largest student-run musical organisation. Over the years the Society has changed a lot, but its purpose - to provide a service through which students may partake in music and to encourage the appreciation of music throughout the University and the town of St Andrews - has not.
The main way we provide a service for students is through the running of our ensembles. They provide performance opportunities to over 200 students each year. Our six ensembles, which rehearse at least once a week, also provide a social environment in which students can enjoy playing music in good company. We want to provide the right fit for as many students as possible whether its in our professionally conducted orchestra, or in one of our un-auditioned groups.
In addition to the ensembles, each semester the Society also runs a Friday Lunchtime Concert Series. Typically, the Series will feature both professional and student musicians. It allows an even greater diversity of instrumentalists and vocalists with the chance to perform in St Andrews.