LUUMS Composers' Collective 2023/24
LUUMS Composers Collective offers a platform for our members to get their pieces performed in different venues throughout the academic year. In recent years, we have been able to hold events across Leeds in venues such as Hyde Park Book Club and Wharf Chambers. Our weekly sessions give the composers in our society a chance to collaborate with others, share our ideas, and discuss pieces we are passionate about as well as simply offering a place to compose in a social setting. We work closely with members of the wider LUUMS community across the different ensembles as they have such a wide array of fantastic performers who enjoy playing their peers' music. We are proud to welcome a wide range of composition styles including but not exclusive to classical, contemporary rock and pop, film music, electronic and experimental music - and this breadth allows us to appreciate various styles and develop as composers. If you have an interest in making music, come along to one of our sessions on Wednesdays 3-5pm!
If you’re interested in performing for LUUMS Composers Collective, please sign up here!
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Rhys Wilford (he/him)
Rhys is a 4th year Meng Electronic Engineering student from Sheffield. He has been a keen guitar player since the age of 8 and feels most at home writing and arranging for rock ensembles. He draws inspiration from a wide range of sources and takes every opportunity to discover new music. Rhys has spent the past two years as a departmental member of LUUMS and felt like now it was finally a good time to jump in to contributing towards an ensemble, with Composers Collective being the perfect fit! He is excited to help grow the collective and explore new musical avenues with the group, building on the success of last year’s team.
Melissa Wright (she/her)
Melissa (she/her) has enjoyed being part of composers collective throughout her uni years. She is dedicated to growing composers collective and creating opportunities for composers and songwriters to have their music performed to an audience. Melissa composes for a range of styles and ensembles, recently taking a larger interest into composing for brass band. Other compositional and musical insterests include playing in bands, song-writing, and writing for smaller chamber ensembles. She is grateful for the opportunities and confidence she has gained through composers collective and is excited to work to support the composers in LUUMS.