You'll have lots of opportunities to showcase your creativity inside and outside the conservatoire.


Opportunities in Leeds

Leeds has an incredible live music scene, and there is no shortage of opportunities to perform, from support gigs at the legendary Brudenell Social Club and Belgrave Music Hall, to open mic nights at Oporto, Nation of Shopkeepers, and a multitude of other venues.

Plus every May Bank Holiday weekend, Live at Leeds transforms venues across the city, including our own, into a sprawling music festival featuring the best independent talent.

A culture of collaboration

We have a close-knit community at the conservatoire which means you won’t have to look far to find a string quartet, brass section or promoter to help you manage your gigs.


Concert Season

The concert season runs from September to May every academic year.

Degree students play a vital part in the concert season, with many of the Conservatoire's ensembles appearing in an eclectic programme that encompasses jazz, classical, contemporary, and world music, orchestral, choral and big band concerts and small ensemble and solo recitals.

The concert season allows students to rub shoulders with global names through showcasing the work of graduates and alumni alongside emerging and international artists.

Past seasons have seen appearances from the likes of:

  • Michael Nyman
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Courtney Pine
  • Polar Bear
  • Soweto Kinch
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Joanna MacGregor

Join an Ensemble

LCoM Contemporary Pop Choir
The Contemporary Pop Choir is a high-octane choral ensemble, showcasing unique and original arrangements of well-known rock and pop repertoire.

LCoM Chamber Orchestra
A scalable orchestra depending on the repertoire being performed, the Chamber Orchestra provides repertoire and training experience for instrumentalists.

LCoM Wind Ensemble
Exploring the smaller and larger forms of wind music, the Wind Ensemble emphasises the importance of ensemble playing in the overall training of woodwind, brass and percussion students.

LCoM Chamber Choir
The Chamber Choir gives vocalists experience performing in small arrangements.

LCoM Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Comprised of experienced players, the Jazz Orchestra performs challenging, contemporary repertoire.
LCoM New Music Collective
Devoted to the performance of the most cutting edge and avant garde contemporary music, the New Music Collective tackles a vast and exciting range of works including student compositions.