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



Live Lounge

You will get the chance to showcase your work in our Live Lounge event - a collaborative event bringing together Production and Popular Music students, live-streamed from our SSL Studio.


Join an Ensemble

The conservatoire has a number of performance opportunities even if your course doesn’t require performance skills. Our extra-curricular ensembles offer audition opportunities to all students. If you are successful, you will gain valuable experience of the rehearsal process which may lead to a public performance.

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 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 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.



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

Opportunities in Leeds

The live music scene in Leeds is unparalleled. Students can take to the stage in town at venues like: