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Bradford University Music Society FAQs

What is BUMS and what does membership entail?

Bradford University Music Society exists to support and ensure opportunities for making and experiencing music for staff and students. Its aims and principles are: to be inclusive and outward looking; to help put the University (and Bradford) back on the map musically; and to help the local music scene grow thrive by connecting up existing and new activity.

It will achieve these aims by ensuring that TLMC is used effectively and fairly, becomes a hub for musical activity and a place for the musical community to socialise and find out about what is happening elsewhere. The society will also programme socials, events, workshops, participatory evenings and trips etc.

Members of BUMS will be part of a community of music lovers and musicians that will mutually support one another to make and experience music in all its forms. BUMS members will have access to the TLMC and enjoy discounted rates and offers for events, workshops and rehearsal space on and off campus. Most importantly, becoming a member means that you can help shape musical activity and provision on campus and beyond!

How do I become a member and what are the costs?

Membership is open to students, staff and the public. There are two levels of membership: the first is ‘basic’ and includes inclusion on the BUMS mailing list, access to the TLMC music hub, and a membership card that offers privileges and discounts for music on campus (workshops, events and so on) and with partner organisations (including rehearsal studios, music resources, local venues etc).

An extra fee can be paid that will allow access to the small practice rooms in the TLMC (that include pianos) which are available on a drop-in basis. Members will also be able to book spaces in Student Central for private use and activity. Those with regular and larger-scale/louder rehearsal needs (bands, drummers etc) will be able to benefit from discounted rates at rehearsal spaces off campus.

Members will also be able to participate in and plan activity in the TLMC hub on a pay-as-you-use basis. There will be a number of affordable facilitated groups including two singing groups, a Scratch Orchestra and anything else you might want to suggest!

What is TLMC?

The Tasmin Little Music Centre (TLMC) is a space on campus that acts as a gateway to finding out about and getting involved in musical activity on and off campus for both musicians and music lovers. There are a number of open and facilitated groups/ensembles/collectives, workshops and activities that run from the space in the evenings. The main room acts as a hub to find out about tutorage, rehearsal and studio space, events, opportunities and to socialise and connect with other music-lovers, musicians and groups. TLMC also contains small practice spaces with pianos for individual and small-scale use.

Do I have to play an instrument to be involved?

No, the Music Society is for musicians and music lovers alike. We want to create opportunities for everyone to get involved in supporting and making music happen whether that’s through playing, organising, promoting, documenting or simply appreciating it!

Is music/instrument tuition available?

There are a number of workshops and facilitated groups that run from TLMC which you will be able to participate in on a pay-as-you-use basis. For private or one-to-one tuition, members are welcome to use the small rehearsal rooms and other bookable spaces on campus to arrange lessons. A list of suggested tutors is available in TLMC hub, as are notice-boards for arranging skill-sharing sessions between members.

What rehearsal provision is there?

TLMC contains small practice spaces with pianos for individual and small-scale use. Those with regular and larger-scale/louder rehearsal needs (bands, drummers etc) will be able to benefit from discounted rates at rehearsal spaces off campus.

Are there groups I can join?

There are regular facilitated groups that run from TLMC which you will be able to participate in on a pay-as-you-use basis. These include an informal singing group (Tuesdays 5.30-7.30pm), hand drumming group (Wednesdays from 12.45pm) and sunday jam sessions (Sundays 6-8pm). If there is anything else you’d like to be involved in, as a member you can propose an open group and use the resources available to help make it happen.

How do I get involved?

Becoming a member is simple. You sign up at Student Central and make your payment there. From there your card will be activated according to your level of membership. Or email bradunimusicsoc@gmail.com to find out about come along to one of our meetings, which will ve every second Friday of the month.