Student life

Hong Kong internship

Posted on 25 January 2016 by Jessica Kelly

BA Music student Jackie Yip completed an internship in Hong Kong last summer organised through the University’s Global Opportunity Centre. She tells us about her experiences… Hong Kong is the birthplace of my parents and our infrequent holidays there were always short but bittersweet. I remember thinking how unlikely it would be for me to be
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Madness descends upon Welsh National Opera for its autumn season

Posted on 8 September 2015 by Jessica Kelly

WNO insider and recent BMus graduate Patrick Reardon-Morgan talks about their upcoming season and why you’d be mad to miss it In 2015-16 Welsh National Opera are celebrating their 70th anniversary with seven brand new productions, and it’s all kicking off this autumn with some of the finest musical expressions of madness in the repertoire.
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Hesse Student Scheme at Aldeburgh Festival

Posted on 6 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

BMus student Patrick Reardon-Morgan on the Hesse Student Scheme, an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in arts admin or composition… “In 1948, Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears set up an ambitious music festival in what today would be considered a frankly absurd location – Aldeburgh, a tiny fishing village on the Suffolk coast. Not only was
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Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra heads off on tour

Posted on 13 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Undergraduate student Bronwen Maggs is about to head off to Germany with Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra will be performing in a range of venues and Bronwen will be there to help document everything… “With just one more day to go until the Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra set off on their first ever trip to Europe,
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Fringe Music Showcase wins Best Society Collaboration

Posted on 12 May 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Patrick Reardon-Morgan, President of the Music Society and a 3rd-year music student, on a recent awards success… “Triumph for seven of Cardiff’s music societies, who last Friday (8 May 2015) took home the Students’ Union’s prize for Best Society Collaboration. “The Music, Operatic, Jazz, Brass Band, Blank Verse, City of Cardiff Concert Band and Healthcare
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MuSoc in Paris

Posted on 29 April 2015 by Jessica Kelly

2nd-year BMus student Victoria Thomas tells us about the Cardiff University Music Society’s recent trip to Paris… “This Easter, the Music Society held its first trip abroad, spending 4 days in Paris.  It was a great break from the busy-ness of last semester and was an opportunity to leave the impending deadlines behind us for a
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Busy year for Cardiff University Wind Ensemble

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Composer and conductor Martin Humphries studied here for his BMus and his MMus in Composition. He is currently undertaking PhD research in composition. He’s also been conductor of the successful Cardiff University Wind Ensemble for the past two years and he’s here to tell us about the Ensemble’s recent activities… “Following two very enjoyable days
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MuSoc in Paris

Posted on 27 January 2015 by Jessica Kelly

“For the first time in its recent history the Music Society is going abroad – to Paris, the City of Light. Travelling by Eurostar, students will have the opportunity to visit such iconic musical venues as the Palais Garnier and Théâtre des Champs Élysées, as well as Parisian landmarks the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral.
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