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LUUMS Composers Collective offers a platform for any student to compose music, have their work performed each term in concert showcases and gigs, and spend time with other composers. We welcome all musical styles from string quartets and choral works, to singer-songwriters and experimental electronic pieces.

We are a very social and collaborative society and often work together on pieces, which has become a fun way of getting to know each other and learn more about composition. We recently collaborated with MME Society (Music Multimedia and Electronics) for a casual gig at Hyde Park Book Club. Of course, we also work with the wonderful performers from LUUMS so that our pieces can become a reality.

We meet every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 pm in the School of Music to discuss new pieces, music we're passionate about, and of course, to compose! We also arrange socials such as trips to Old Bar, as well as the annual trip to the world-renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Musical Festival each November. There are also plenty of wider LUUMS socials, which is a great way to meet like-minded people and potentially those who will perform your music!

If you’re interested in performing for LUUMS Composers Collective, please sign up here!

Join our facebook group for more information.

Come along to our TASTER SESSION on the 5th of October!

Wednesdays 4-5pm

School of Music


To find out when our next concert is, click here:



Ellen McDonald


Ellen is a final year BA Music student and she’s so excited to be one of the Composers Collective managers this year! She is an aspiring film composer with a passion for any kind of dramatic orchestral music, and she’s also enjoyed studying experimental and electronic composition at university. When you see her walking to uni or anywhere else with earphones in, an easy bet is that she’s listening to something from a film score! Ellen managed Chorus in her second year, which allowed her to continue to experiment with arrangements of popular music and her favourite songs. She loves hearing anyone’s thoughts on their favourite music at meetings, over a coffee or a drink at old bar. She’s really looking forward to forming as large a community of Leeds composers as possible this coming year, and can’t wait to hear what everyone has to bring to the collective and to be a part of bringing people’s pieces to life!


Melissa Wright


Melissa is a 3rd year BA Music student who has been a member of Composers Collective throughout her time at uni. She usually composes orchestral and smaller ensemble works, and has a love for film music. Being a part of this collective has encouraged a growth in confidence and has broadened these interests which has lead to dabbling in more contemporary works as well.


She is very excited to continue growing our collective, collaborate with other composers, and help create a space in which composers with varying experiences and styles feel welcome and encouraged.



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