DMU Music leads and participates in a range of local, national and international projects, working with students, staff and the wider community and collaborating with signature DMU projects including: DMU Square Mile, #DMUlocal and #DMUglobal.
Through our projects DMU Music strives to present high quality music-making and performance opportunities to new and existing audiences, with particular focus on developing and supporting emerging artists in addition to creating opportunities for DMU musicians to work with and learn from some of the finest musicians in the country.
International Jazz Series
Developed in collaboration with Leicester Jazz House, DMU Music has created an exciting season of jazz at DMU.
The Series presents an annual international programme of concerts on campus, featuring some of the finest musicians on the UK contemporary jazz scene.
Artists having performed in past seasons include: the Arun Gosh Sextet, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra.
Indian Classical Music Series
DMU Music and the Darbar Arts and Heritage Trust are collaborating to bring Indian classical music to De Montfort University through a series of lunctime concerts held on campus open to staff, students and the local community.
The series is part of the university's #LoveInternational campaign, providing audiences with an opportunity to enjoy sounds of India.
Some of the world's finest Indian classical musicians are coming to Leicester to introduce audiences to the sounds of different instruments and music which they may not have heard before.
As one strand of our partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra, DMU hosts an annual Chancellor’s Concert at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. This concert is part of the Philharmonia’s Leicester concert season is open to DMU students, staff and members of the public.
The concert also features an opportunity for DMU students and staff to attend part of the afternoon rehearsal.
The Chancellor’s Concert specifically targets people who have not experienced live orchestral music before and provides them with this unique opportunity.