EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2019-20
Originally from Durham, Georgia is a part time violinist who actually spends most of her time trying to master the art of conducting. Throughout her musical career she has been lucky enough to play with many orchestras nationally and internationally, as well as currently conducting under Sian Edwards at The Royal Academy. Above all, she has to say her favourite conducting experience has been directing LUUMS Symphony Orchestra, both in Leeds and Amsterdam last year. Since Georgia joined LUUMS, she has loved every minute of being part of such a hardworking and friendly society. She looks forward to continuing to make LUUMS the best it can be as well as meeting some new faces along the way! If Georgia cannot be located in the School of Music, she is most likely to be found in Old Bar until close with several other members of the society after rehearsals...
Tom is an MMus Performance student, just graduated from the BA Music course at Leeds University. A drummer and percussionist at heart (and when necessary a keyboard player), Tom will usually be found playing in a theatre pit, concert hall, local venue or rehearsal room. If not, he will instead be trying keep a healthy balance between caffeine from Common Ground, alcohol from Old Bar and Terrace, and money in his bank account.
As Concerts Manager, he is responsible for making sure instruments are in the right place, lights are lit up, speakers are making noise, the livestream is streaming, raffle tickets are sold, milk is not forgotten, and that everyone who comes to our concerts has a good time! Traversing the shores of LUUMS the last three years, Tom has been a part of SWO, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band, Chorus, and more, and has gained some wisdom along the way which he is thrilled to put to use this year.
Fundraising & Sponsorship
Anna is a Second Year International Relations and French student from London with a love for fundraising and sponsorship. She can sometimes be found in the music department dabbling in the French Horn. Her musical journey began when her family acquired a piano and she started taking lessons at the age of 8. It wasn’t until she was 13 that she discovered her real passion was for the French Horn. Since this epiphany, she has played in the Tower Hamlets Youth Orchestra accompanying them on tour and since joining university last year has also played in the LUUMS Symphony Orchestra. In her free time, Anna likes swimming, socialising and partying and looks forward to chatting with and getting to know new and returning members of LUUMS.
Lotte is currently in her second year of studying music at Leeds University. After spending a little too much of first year in Old Bar with more experienced members of LUUMS, she decided to undertake the position of secretary for the society. Lotte started playing piano at the age of 6 and then the flute at 8. Once realising that playing only one line of music at a time was far easier, she stuck with the flute, playing in both Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and (a couple of times) Symphony Orchestra in her first year. After having an incredible year as part of the society Lotte is very much looking forward to being a part of the exec this year. In her spare time Lotte loves rowing, drinking pints in the pub and anything outdoors!
Jess is a cellist and final year BA Music student at the University of Leeds. Jess has been a keen LUUMS member since the beginning, having played with Symphony Orchestra, Chamber orchestra (and even SWO and Chamber Choir), as well as leading the cello section and being Symph manager last year. Organising 80 students around Amsterdam for 5 days of concerts and fun was a brilliant experience, but an admin/stress level she’s not keen to recreate! She is really looking forward to being publicity officer this year for the society, taking on roles such as the society’s social media accounts, the website, concert programmes and various media projects. Feel free to grab her for a chat about the music department, LUUMS or anything in general - you can find her in the music basement, cluster or most probably OB!
Simeon is a second year Music and Music Psych student, which fortunately means no one has to hear him play anything! An attempt to have some musical talent was shown through Simeon’s efforts to toot some notes from a cornet in LUUMS brass band. After his heartbreaking defeat in the brass band manager elections he decided to take the better role as Departmental Rep. Worryingly, one of his more serious roles is Health Rep which means he doesn’t just have to help with any issues you may have as a LUUMS member or school of music student, but if you have any sniffles. In all seriousness, feel free to contact Simeon about any issues you might be having about your well-being or if you just want to chat.
Izzy is a second year cellist on the BMus course. Starting cello at the age of 5, music has always been a large part of her life so she decided to try and get a degree out of it! Since coming to Leeds, Izzy has been very involved in LUUMS and after a year of playing in Symph and Chamber Orchestra she decided it was time to join the committee as Social Secretary. She’s looking forward to the delight (and stress!) that the year will bring, organising LUUMS Ball and other exciting events for everyone to enjoy! When she’s not hanging around in the basement distracting herself (and others) from practising, Izzy can be found in Old Bar with the rest of LUUMS or hiding in bed watching Netflix.