Community Engagement

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The Edinburgh University Music Society has a great time making music, and we would love for this energy to reach members of the community who might not otherwise have access to music-making, or to classical music. There is so much fantastic work already going on, and we encourage this by working to promote a high standard of music in the community, and by making provisions already on offer more widely accessible.

Within this vision we have three main avenues of work: promoting the work of charities and music-making bodies; encouraging interest and involvement in classical music through our concert and tour programmes; and creating our own hands-on musical projects within the community.

For the past few years, EUMS has been expanding the work and projects we do both within the University and the wider Edinburgh community. In 2010, following a year of extensive work with schools and communities in the Edinburgh area, EUMS won the coveted Edinburgh University Students’ Association Community Action Award.  Our projects can be anything from carol singing at Christmas to our Symphony Orchestra playing at the Caird Hall with 200 school children dancing on stage!! We’re very much looking forward to a summer of workshops with the amazing Soweto Choir and performing a series of concerts in collaboration with Artlink to celebrate the bicentenary of the Edinburgh Royal Hospital.  This year we’ll be hosting our annual Education project on the 23rd October (so get the date in your diaries) , Carol singing at Christmas , Music sessions with Artlink and Drake Music , a day of master classes with members from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and our Big Sing day in Second semester , among lots of other bits and bobs !

Please email community@eums.org.uk for more information.