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Music at the University of Kent


Making Music

The University of Kent has a flourishing programme of music and students of all subjects, together with staff and the local community, have the opportunity to get involved in the wide-range of extra-curricular music activities.

As well as the many concerts in the Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, there are also opportunities to perform in other venues, including the spectacular surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral and other historic and exciting spaces around the region.Performing in Canterbuy Cathedral: Photo: Robert Berry

If you sing or play an instrument you can join the Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands and Chamber Choir which rehearse weekly for public concerts each term. Many other ensembles and bands are formed each year, and budding soloists and conductors also have a chance to develop their talents.

Many other musical events take place acrss the University, including the Gulbenkian, ranging from classical and jazz to pop, world and folk. The Music Department also presents a regular series of Lunchtime Concerts in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall and foyer which feature both professional and University performers. Workshops are held with internationally-acclaimed visiting musicians.

The University's Employability Points scheme rewards students for their participation in extracurricular activities, with prizes sponsored by a wide range of employers. Further details online here.

If you are looking for information about the academic courses offered by the Centre for Music and Audio Technology based on the Medway campus, click here.

We hope you will find the information here useful. Use the navigation bar at the top of each page to find your way around. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, or would like to find out more about the University's Music Scholarship Scheme.