Music students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull took advantage of some mentoring from students at the Birmingham Conservatoire last week by way of practical workshops.
Students on the A level Music and Music Technology courses took part in the workshops with undergraduate and Masters students from the Birmingham Conservatoire, who are currently studying both Music Technology and Composing degrees. The practical sessions centred around composing, with Conservatoire students offering feedback on our students’ compositions, as well as suggestions for improving their work.
Music Teacher Chris Phelps commented:
“We’ve had students from the Birmingham Conservatoire come into College to help our students for a few years now and it’s always a really useful exercise. Most of the Conservatoire students have been where our students are now and their advice can be so beneficial to our students. The feedback the students received was invaluable and the Conservatoire students were genuinely impressed with the quality and originality of their ideas.”
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.
Music students will be performing at a Christmas Concert next month. Taking place on Wednesday 13 December at 7.00pm, this concert is free of charge and tickets are available by telephoning 0121 704 2581 or emailing Marketing.
20 November 2017