Performing Ensembles

Playing in orchestras and other large ensembles at Birmingham Conservatoire represents one of the most important steps for you, en route to becoming a professional musician.

The range of experience, from period music training through to the newest developments in contemporary music, via the great classics, opera and even pops concerts, will help you develop the kaleidoscope of skills required for the variety that professional music-making demands.

Take the opportunity to work with a diverse range of renowned artists to hone your skills

The breadth and scope of the music you will encounter will be enhanced further by the opportunity to work with the many artists – staff members or special guests – that you'll meet at the Conservatoire.

Each artist, whether they are conductors, soloists or professional orchestral members bring their own style to their work to engender an important learning experience for the budding professional musician.

Real experience

It is also important for you to experience the reality of professional scheduling and discipline. You will need to be:

punctual
organised
well prepared

Because this, too, is what the music profession will expect of you. We have high expectations and are proud of the excellent standards of orchestral activity at the Conservatoire.