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One of the attractive features of studying at Cardiff University is the richness and diversity of musical activities we offer.

We are extremely proud of our musical activities and everything we do to promote performance, music and music appreciation within the University and beyond.

We run 10 ensembles within the School and students can also benefit from an enormous range of student-led musical societies.

Join an ensemble, orchestra or other musical group

The ensembles run by the School of Music are, in most cases, open to students across the University.

Places in ensembles are allocated early in the academic year. For information about auditions please contact our Performance and Engagement Executive Officer, Elin Jones.

School music groups

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra

Our Symphony Orchestra with around 120 players from across the whole University.

Cardiff University Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir explores repertoire ranging from Renaissance works to contemporary music.

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds

Our Symphonic Winds ensemble will perform pieces from throughout the centuries, from Thomas Tallis to John Adams.

Ensemble performing on stage

Cardiff University Collegium

Focusing on music composed for female SSAA choir with orchestral and/or keyboard accompaniment, exploring repertoire of 17th and 18th centuries.

Contemporary Music Group

The Contemporary Music Group has a flexible make-up and specialises in contemporary repertoire.

Jazz Ensemble

A newly-formed group to support our talented jazz players.

Landing Mané

Lanyi West African Ensemble

Our Lanyi West African Ensemble was established in 2013 to give students the opportunity to study a range of instrumental, vocal and dance traditions.

gamelan instrument

Nogo Abang Gamelan Ensemble

Nogo Abang means red dragon in Javanese and links the dragons traditionally carved on gamelan instruments with the Welsh dragon.

Piano being played

Piano Collaboration

Piano Collaboration invites students to engage in an immersive exploration of ensemble musicianship.

Drum kit on stage

Popular Music Collective

Exploring all aspects of modern live performance.