Welcome to ESME

ESME e.V. is a non-profit organisation in Munich, Germany, which offers the opportunity to make music in an English-speaking environment. We now have more than 150 members representing over twenty nationalities, from native English speakers to those wishing to use English for practise and to help make new friends. We have three core ensembles –the Orchestra, the Singers, and the Resident Alien Big Band – each rehearse weekly. Generally, we hold two concerts per year, in the Summer and in the Winter. Our annual Spring Showcase also provides the opportunity for members to join other musicians playing in smaller ensembles.
As the name implies, all rehearsals, communication and social events are held in English.

Our current openings are always listed on our Join Us page.  We welcome people to contact us at any time of the year!

For enquiries about ESME e.V. which are not specifically about joining, please contact us at:  info@esme-ev.de.

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ESME e.V. could not function without the support of a number of members, who offer their free time to help run the organisation:

Committee/ Board:
Chairpersons: Sam Gelletly & Elaine Cole
Treasurer: Manuela Osinski
Secretary: Mayya Bychkova
Concert Management – Artistic Director: Allysa Filardo
Concert Management – Administrator: Carina Little
Orchestra Manager: Mette Holmark
Singers Manager: Claudia Winkler
Big Band Manager: Caroline Kelley
IT Management: Michael Von Glasow

Auditors: Sabine Gaumert & Davy Kazan