Student band performing in Teddy Hall's Got Talent
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Music at St Edmund Hall

Although St Edmund Hall does not offer Music as an undergraduate course option, the College has a lot of active musicians taking part in a wide range of musical activities.

Our Director of Music, Christopher Bucknall, conducts the Chapel Choir, together with our Organ Scholars, and encourages music-making of all kinds.

The College has many attractions for musicians:

  • We offer flexible and manageable Organ Scholarships that are compatible with any subject - your musical duties can be combined with the workload of any Oxford degree course.
  • There is ongoing investment in music, including recent purchases of a new piano and organ and a state-of-the-art PA system for student bands to use.
  • We have a Masterclass scheme, unique to this College, which allows talented student musicians to apply for up to £1000 a year to pay for advanced coaching.

Please explore our music section to find out more about:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact

Current students can register their interest in being involved in music at the Hall by completing this online form.

Music News

June 2017: Instrumental Awards made to students

April 2017: Christopher Bucknall joins the College as new Director of Music

April 2017: Chapel Choir sing at St Martin-in-the-Fields

March 2017: Chapel Choir sing Evensong as guests of St Mary’s, Calne

November 2016: Wassailing to celebrate the end of term

October 2016: Singing the Reformation

August 2016: 'Bemused!': the Teddy Hall musical

June 2016: Achievements Formal

June 2016: St Edmund’s College, Ware join the St Edmund Hall Chapel Choir for a joint service

March 2016: Celebrating Song on World Poetry Day

March 2016: Masterclass Showcase

February 2016: College Choir to join forces with three other institutions to celebrate St Edmund in Pontigny this summer - alumni and current College members are warmly invited to join us for music and wine-tasting in France on 9-10 July

January 2016: Instruments of Time & Truth masterclass and concert (on Saturday 13 February)

January 2016: College Choir supports Helen & Douglas House hospice