- School/Institute/Department: Music
- Subjects: Music, Digital Music, Performance
- Audience: General Public, School Children, Local Community, Music Lovers
Music at QMUL stage a range of public concerts, workshops, talks and screenings to showcase music performance and research innovation at Queen Mary.
Programming involves groups from across Queen Mary, reflecting the variety of interests and talents across the university as staff and students perform a range of musical styles, including classical, medieval and gospel. The performances are distinctive for often looking to merge genres, introducing audiences to new musical elements and styles.
Linked closely with departments such as the Centre for Digital Music, the programming provides an opportunity to display the results of music and engineering research at QMUL to public audiences. Concerts often integrate research innovation into their performances, showcasing developments such as the magnetic resonator piano and a trumpet for one-handed players.
The events take place across campus, giving access to the University’s facilities by hosting events in locations such as the Great Hall and the Octagon, opening the spaces to the public.
Events and workshops are also held outside of the University to engage new audiences with different styles of music. These include school workshops and a collaboration with People’s Palace Projects, going into local communities to explore musical styles across cultures in a series of workshops and performances.