Music is an integral part of the NTU experience and is led by our Director of Music, the internationally-recognised singer, choral and orchestral conductor Matthew Hopkins.

There are various ensembles at the University that provide opportunities for students, staff and members of the local community to develop their musical talents, including the NTU Concert Band, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Big Band, Drumline, Chamber Choir and the NTU Choir, which is the largest choir at the University consisting of over 180 singers. NTU Music also runs a Band Development Programme which offers students the platform and facilities to meet other like minded instrumentalists to create a band under the guidance of our experienced band development leader, Tom Bates.

Music events

NTU Music hosts a range of musical events throughout the academic year providing exciting and memorable experiences for students. Over the last 10 years the annual Spring Concert has seen the NTU Choir perform in Nottingham's Albert Hall and Royal Concert Hall alongside world renowned orchestras and soloists including, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and internationally recognised trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth. 

The choir have also been able to tour to different countries to perform, some of the most recent locations include Barcelona and Budapest. NTU Music's fortnightly Lunchtime Concert Series provides another fantastic performance opportunity for any students who wish to get involved; allowing you to develop your recital repertoire and perform alongside an experienced accompanist.

NTU Music has a team of highly experienced teachers in a variety of musical fields, enabling students to continue /advance their music tuition whilst studying at the University. At the beginning of the academic year, NTU students can also audition for tuition scholarships which help students finance their instrumental and singing lessons.

There is something for everyone to get involved with, so why not sign yourself up? Visit the NTU Music website and NTU Music Facebook page to find out more, or please email the team if you have any questions.


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