UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra
UEA runs three well-established musical ensembles, UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra. All ensembles rehearse weekly, during term time, and perform a series of concerts each year at some of Norwich’s most prestigious concert venues. They enjoy an excellent reputation, both locally and further afield, and have in the past attracted internationally-renowned musicians such as Steven Isserlis, Sir Colin Davis, Jiří Bělohlávek, Paul Silverthorne, Diana Moore and Jeremy White, to work and perform with them.
Auditions for the 2019-20 concert season have now taken place. However, we do still have vacancies for tenors, in both Choir and Chamber Choir, and bassoonists, in the Symphony Orchestra. For further information about each ensemble and details on specific audition requirements, please see the UEA Choir, Chamber Choir, and Symphony Orchestra ensemble webpages.
UEA Community Choir
UEA runs a Community Choir. The community choir rehearse three times a month (on a Wednesday lunchtime), during term time.
UEA Community Choir is audition-free and open to all (students, staff and members of the community). For further information about UEA Community Choir, including details on how to join, please see the UEA Community Choir ensemble webpage.
Financial support for talented musicians
UEA Music Centre runs two schemes which provide financial support for talented musicians:
Music Centre Awards for current UEA students, who can demonstrate an excellent standard of performance allied to a plan for enriching the musical life of the University. These awards are worth up to £800 and are made for one year, though you can re-apply each year you are a UEA student. Applications are now closed for the 2019-20 UEA Music Centre Awards. Applications for the 2020-21 UEA Music Centre Awards will open in June 2020. For further information and details on how to apply, please see the UEA Music Centre Award webpage.
Music Scholarships, for incoming students, who can demonstrate an excellent standard of performance allied to a plan for enriching the musical life of the University. These scholarships are worth up to £3,000 and are payable over three years. In response to COVID-19 restrictions, we have changed the audition process for the 2020 entry UEA Music Scholarships and extended the application deadline to 12noon on Sunday 26 April 2020. For further information and details on how to apply, please see the UEA Music Scholarship webpage.