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Find out why you should join the society and what benefits membership brings.

Member Benefits.

The LSESU Music Society is one of the most active societies at the LSE, and was crowned ‘LSESU Best Society’ and ‘Double Gold-Star Award’ in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In addition to the fantastic Orchestra and Choir, with our breadth of student talent, we arrange jazz nights, chamber music concerts, open mics and band nights. Whether you are interested in performing, listening or anything else musical, you’re in the right place!


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Membership gives you benefit in joining any of these groups for free and allows you explore the rich and diverse range of music offered at LSE.

Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is a small group of singers that perform a wide genre of music.

Concert Band

Woodwind, Brass and Percussion come together for very first time at LSE.

Asian Music Circle

Explore South Asian and East Asian music like never before. Brand new to LSE, it celebrates diversity and cultural talent.

Jazz Band

The best fun to be had is with the Jazz Band! Perform at gigs and jam at improv. sessions.

Houghtones A Cappella

Close harmony couldn’t get any better with this mixed voice a cappella group.

LSE Choir

The LSE Choir is open to all students, staff and alumni. The choir takes part in the Christmas Concert at St. Clement Danes Church.

String Ensemble

Semi-Professional String Ensemble is by audition only and plays chamber music.

Barbershop Octet

An all male a cappella group that has its roots in traditional English barbershop music and top hats.

LSE Orchestra

The LSE Orchestra is open to all students, staff and alumni. This is run by an external director of music. By audition only.

As a member you get:

1. Information on joining the LSE Orchestra and LSE Choir.

2. Opportunity to get involved with all our other groups.

3. Use of our networking system to meet other LSE musicians of all kinds of style and standard.

4. Use of the Music Practice Room (MPR) reserved only for Society members.

5. Use of equipment including pianos, keyboards, stands, amps, mics, drums, recording equipment.

6. Performance platforms in the form of classical concerts, open mics, jazz nights and competitions.

7. A dedicated team of music enthusiasts keen to direct music activities and share their experience and knowledge with all.

8. To be part of a diverse, vibrant and loving family.

9. Free food and drinks at Society social events.

In addition to our long standing traditional events, we have some new events, trips and groups for the coming academic year which include:

  • Informal Lunch Time Recitals
  • Jazz Band & Jazz Music Concert
  • Trips to the Royal College of Music and National Theatre
  • Oxford Choir Trip
  • Jazz Improv., Masterclasses & Workshops
  • South-East Asian Music Group & Concert
  • LSE SUperstar – Singing Competition
  • String Quartet and Concert Band
  • Chamber Music Concerts
  • Music Society Boat Party!

Join our music family...

…and be a part of something truly special.