Composer in Residence

Composer in ResidenceMusic students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have been working with a “Composer in residence” from the Birmingham Conservatoire this term.

Daniel Cippico is a 4th year Composition student at the Birmingham Conservatoire and has been visiting College every other week. A talented composer and musician, Daniel has been working with both A level Music and Music Technology students on their compositions and coursework. He has also been sharing some of his own work with our students to get an insight into studying music and composition at a higher level.

Music teacher Chris Phelps commented:

“Getting someone in who is a few years ahead of our current students has so far proven extremely useful and motivational to our students. Dan has also enjoyed the experience and is impressed with the students’ work and ability. We are grateful to him for giving up his time.”

Composing forms 30% of the A level Music course, with another 30% of the grade coming from Performing and 40% from an examination that assesses their appraising skills.

30 November 2017