Whether you want to showcase your skills as a player or singer, discover a new talent or simply meet like-minded people from across the University and Oxford, Brookes Music has something for everyone.

Music is an integral part of the life of the University, from our choirs and orchestra to the many student-led music societies. Whatever your skills and musical interests, at Oxford Brookes you can get involved in one of the many ensembles, find a quiet space to practice, and socialise with other musicians and music lovers.


The University maintains several official ensembles, which are led by staff members from the music team, and also hosts a great number of student-led music societies. You are welcome to join our:


Jazz Society

There are practice rooms in the Music Department in the basement of Richard Hamilton Building. They are accessible to music students 24/7 and to other students during the opening hours of the building. No booking necessary, but please be mindful of other activities going on in the building!

For our performances, we use different spaces across campus (Harcourt Hill Chapel, the Forum, Union Hall) and in the community (e.g. the Bullingdon on Cowley Road and All Saints Church in Headington). A dedicated performance space will open in the New Headington Hill Building in September 2024.

Music in Oxford

The 02 Academy Oxford

Oxford has been home to music for over a thousand years. It hosts the famous chapel choirs at Christ Church, Magdalen College and New College; it has the oldest dedicated performance space in the world, the Holywell Music Room; there are dozens of choirs you could join, such as the famous Bach Choir. 

The Oxford Lieder Festival and the concert series at SJE attract the best classical performers of the world. Oxford also has a thriving rock, pop and jazz scene, with venues such as the O2 and Bullingdon on Cowley Road hosting well-known acts, and many pubs that offer a space to up-and-coming bands.