Music Remix Competition

A talented Music Technology student at The Sixth Form College, Solihull has won first prize in the annual Music Technology Remix Competition after creating a piece of music based on US President Donald Trump.

There were two briefs in this year’s competition: one was to create the music for a short piece of film (2001: A Space Odyssey); the second was to create a piece on the subject of Donald Trump. Jennifer Morgan (aged 17, from Solihull) was judged the best according to Dr Simon Hall, Head of Music Technology at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

The competition entries had to be two minutes in duration and made use of the industry standard software that Music Technology students have at their disposal. Dr Hall was impressed with the standard of work of all the students. He said:

“Bravo to all of the students. The College has obviously got excellent students doing some really great work. Some of the music presented this year would more than stand up at undergraduate level. One piece really stood out holistically, as well as being both sophisticated and musically pleasurable to listen to as a piece of audio, and that was Jennifer Morgan.”

Music teacher Chris Phelps added:

“Dr Simon Hall has been supporting this competition for a number of years and we continue to value his time and expertise. We are delighted to be working with the Birmingham Conservatoire again and it’s really beneficial to the students to get feedback on their work from a Higher Education institution.”

Listen to Jennifer’s winning remix via YouTube.

21 September 2017