Ben Robinson violin

Music at LMH

A lively counterpoint to academic study

When you join LMH you become part of a community where music thrives: LMH music is energetic, varied, and stimulating. These pages give an insight into our varied music making.

Why music?

Music at LMH is an excellent counterpoint to academic study, enriching our students’ development, regardless of background or programme of study. LMH’s music scene has expanded to include a concert series, several student-run ensembles, visits by guest artists, masterclasses, an active Music Society, all of which have an accent on participation. We give opportunities for students of all disciplines to participate in and to listen to music in a range of styles.

To find out more about the Music undergraduate course, click here.

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From our Principal

Music has always been an important part of LMH’s life. Today we have an orchestra and a flourishing choir. There’s a cohort of music students – and a much wider body of people who play or sing music for sheer enjoyment. I myself sang in a cathedral choir when knee high to a grass-hopper and have sung, or played instruments ever since. Since arriving at LMH I’ve been delighted to witness (and occasionally even take part in) so much music-making of such variety. We have recently acquired a stunning Steinway A grand piano for the serious pianists in the college to practice and perform on.

Alan Rusbridger, LMH Principal

Music highlights

On 1 May 2019, we held a masterclass with Prof Colin Lawson, director of the Royal College of Music, in Talbot Hall. He is pictured with students April Wu, Paradis Farahati, and Anhad Arora.

Prof Colin Lawson with April Wu, Paradis Farahati, and Anhad Arora in May 2019