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Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to do to join a group?

Check on the following page for their contact details. If there are no contact details, please email music@qmul.ac.uk and we will forward your query onto the concerned contact.

Can we book the venues for private events? If so how?

Yes some of the historic venues are available for hire. For further information please contact the Events Team enquiries@qmhospitality.co.uk.

Do you have space for rehearsals?

Yes we do have some spaces: There are Practice Facilities in the People's Palace for both individual and group activities. In order to access these, you need to be a member of the Music Society. Regarding the larger Music Rehearsal Room, you will need to email music@qmul.ac.uk in order to book this space.

Can I get music tuition or singing lessons? And if so how much does it cost ?

Yes you can. The cost will vary depending on the type of instruments, tutor, and length of tuition.

As these will depend on what you're looking for, please email our Director of Music Paul Edlin for further information p.edlin@qmul.ac.uk

It would be useful if you could include the following information:

  • Instrument (if applicable) you play or wish to play
  • Your level
  • Availability

What level do I need to be at to join a group?

We don't require any specific level. It all depends on the group you want to join. Please email our Director of Music, Paul Edlin p.edlin@qmul.ac.uk to find out more.

Can we hire the Ensembles for events? If so how much does it cost?

Indeed you can. Please email music@qmul.ac.uk to find out more and we will forward your query to the concerned contact.

It would be useful to have the following information:

  • Date and location of the event
  • Time the ensemble is required for (for performance)
  • Would there a room available for the ensemble to get ready? Rest? Eat?
  • Dress code
  • Would drinks and food be provided?

When do rehearsals take place?

Rehearsals are generally weekly and a full schedule is available at the beginning of each academic term. Rehearsals for many larger ensembles take place in the evenings, although a lot of activity takes place on Wednesday afternoons too.

How many events can I get involved in?

We have very many activities each year, and we welcome engagement and involvement. You won't find yourself short of things to do.

How does the music schedule balance with academic work?

We aim to concentrate performance activities at times that avoid high pressure academic deadlines, so that your musical life complements your academic work.

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