Developing your creative side is easy at Kent. You could produce written, video or audio content at our student media centre; join a drama, dance or stand-up society; sing in a choir; play in a band or in our symphony orchestra.
Music matters at Kent and the Music Society is open to all. We caught up with Music Award Holders, cello-playing Forensic Science student Lois and violin-playing History student David, to see what it’s like to be a part of our music community.
For Lois, music was definitely part of Kent’s attraction: ‘Compared to other universities I looked at, Kent had the best facilities.'
As soon as they arrived at Kent, Lois and David joined the orchestra and String Sinfonia. They’ve loved taking part in ‘special ops’ organised by the Music team. These have included working with professional musicians from Glyndebourne:
‘It was amazing, they’re one of the best opera houses in the world and I sat next to the orchestra leader who gave me some great advice,’ recalls David.
Other opportunities have come thick and fast: David and Lois worked with classical composer John Woolrich, who attended both rehearsals and performances; while Lois got to play solo in an Elgar piece and perform in the Crypt in Canterbury Cathedral:
‘I really enjoyed it; the cathedral is so beautiful.’
Both are in student-led string quartets.
David and Lois are in no doubt that being involved in music at Kent is a fantastic opportunity, not just to play and improve as musicians, but to gain confidence and make friends. Their advice?
If music matters to you, get involved with the Music Society, you won’t regret it.
Colyer-Fergusson is amazing, wonderful to perform in; my parents love coming to watch too.