Hello! My name is Ursula and I am the Music Centre Student President. I am from Sussex in the South of England and am currently in my fourth year of a Classics degree. My main involvement with Music at St Andrews has been through playing the clarinet, both in orchestras and smaller ensemble groups. I also sing in the St Leonard’s Chapel choir and play the piano for relaxation during a busy semester!
Hi everyone! My name is Amelia Poole and I am the Music Centre’s Student Vice President (Vocal) for the academic year 2020/21. I am a third year Art History student but spend most of my spare time involved in the St Andrews music scene. My main area of interest choral music - particularly renaissance polyphony. I am the MD of MadGroup, the interim conductor of St Leonard’s Chapel Choir and a singer in the Luna Consort.
Hi, I’m Isla, and I am the Music Centre’s Student Vice President (Instrumental). I am a third year History student at the university. I play the clarinet and saxophone in several of the university ensembles such as the saxophone ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra.
As the Music Centre Presidency Team we particularly want to work on widening awareness of everything the Music Centre has to offer you as students. This is a particularly good time to be doing this given the recent opening of the amazing new Laidlaw Building. Part of this broadening of participation will involve a great online presence through social media platforms. Further we want to encouraging new students, who may never have played an instrument before, to take up an instrument or join a choir for the first time at university.
We are also planning the Music Centre’s first dedicated careers’ event. Music is not a subject you can study as a degree at St Andrews, but this is no obstacle to making it your career once you graduate.
We want Music to be an enhancing and enjoyable part of the student experience, be that as a hobby, part of your degree or helping to open your eyes to a career path after St Andrews. There has never been a better time to get involved in the Music Centre!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email (MusicPresident@), or stop us if we pass you around town. Do also head to the Music Centre website for more information on music modules, upcoming concerts, ensembles, facilities and more. st-andrews.ac.uk/music
We are looking forward to meeting you soon and are excited for all that this year holds!