Exeter University Orchestra / Music Week 2013

Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th September 2013

Do you play a musical instrument, or sing? If so, you have a fantastic opportunity to get involved with one of the best weeks of the year!

Orchestra Week

Orchestra Week is run by the student committee of the Exeter University Symphony Orchestra, and has a fine tradition of giving newExeter students a fantastic musical experience as well as the best possible introduction to student life atExeter. During the day, you rehearse with the current members of the orchestra under the guidance of our professional conductor, with the aim of producing repertoire for a concert during the term. We cover a broad range of classical music ranging from late classical styles to romantic works right up to music by contemporary composers. The course is open to anyone who plays an orchestral instrument. There is no strict requirement for standard, but for the most enjoyment, it would help if you were of a grade 5 standard or above.

Music Week

Music Week is an alternative course for non-orchestral musicians, pianists and singers run by the Music Office in parallel to Orchestra Week.

To give you an idea of what is covered during the week, in previous years there have been strands operating for: Pianists, Singers looking for a flavour of music theatre or classical chamber choir, Folk Music, Sound engineers, Jazz, Jamming and Improvisation, an introduction to Song-Writing and World Music.

Everyone will get a short introduction to unusual ways to think about Music, the opportunity to experience African drumming and new ways to think about rhythm, and there will also be a one day project opportunity to involve everyone.

The course is full and varied enough to suit all tastes, and you may even find yourself enjoying musical styles that you never even knew existed!

If you require any further information, please contact the Music Office (music@ex.ac.uk).

Every evening there is also a social aimed at introducing participants to the best student haunts in Exeter, as well as having fun! There is a small charge of £20# to cover entrance and transport for the socials.

What about accommodation?

Accommodation is available in Mardon Hall and the cost for the week is £180# or £200# (depending on your preference of room type; shared or single respectively). This provides for all accommodation and meals for the week, as well as a small part going towards the cost of professional conductors, equipment and music hire.

Cheques are made payable to EUGS. Please write “Orchestra/Music Week” on the back.

How do I apply?

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for Orchestra/Music Week 2013 will not open until the June 2013. Please check this web page at that time for further details


The week has proved to be a great experience over the years, giving participants a chance to meet new friends and settle in before fresher’s week. If you have any questions regarding Orchestra or Music Week, don’t hesitate to contact Music Office (music@ex.ac.uk).

You can also find information about the musical societies at Exeter on the ExTunes section of the Music Office website.