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If you're not studying music but want to join an orchestra or band, are there practice rooms available to use? Alice, Maidenhead


Our Answer:

UEA has its very own Music Centre on campus which is open to anyone regardless of the subject you’re studying or how much musical experience you have. There are practice rooms available, each equipped with a piano for you to play, space for you to bring other instruments and to practice with friends.

UEA’s Music Centre is the home of UEA’s Symphony Orchestra, Choir & Chamber Choir. If you’d like to join any of these ensembles, auditions are held in the first few weeks of the first semester each year. To express an interest and secure an audition slot it’s best to email MusicEvents@uea.ac.uk

UEA has over 200 societies for students to be a part of and here are the music related ones:

  • UEA’s Music Society offers lots of opportunities to perform and meet like-minded musicians whatever your musical ability. The Music Society runs a Choir, Concert Band and a Big Band plus smaller groups such as an A Capella group, Clarinet Choir and a Saxophone Quartet.
  • UEA’s Live Music Society organises gigs and opportunities for students on campus and in venues in the fine city of Norwich, great society to be a part of for live music and getting involved with gigs.
  • Depending on your musical taste or if you want to try something new there is also an Electronic Music society, Glee Showchoir, Deviant (Rock, Metal & Alternative) and Livewire1350 which is UEA’s student radio – there’s plenty for you to get involved with! 

UEA’s Music Centre offers scholarships for students that show exceptional musical achievement and commitment. There are the Music Awards which are offered every year and the UEA Music Scholarship Scheme.   

When you’re here at UEA you’ll have the fine city of Norwich on your doorstep which has a diverse music scene with a range of great music venues to see touring artists and discover talented local artists too. We have The LCR here on campus which is a stop off for many bands on their UK and European tours plus The Waterfront and Norwich Arts Centre which held the title as ‘Britain’s Best Small Venue’ by NME in 2014.

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