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 director.music@seh.ox.ac.uk.

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