How did you find the move from school?

It was a bit daunting at first, but I soon settled in. Being at College has really unleashed my creativity and helped me develop as a musician. 

What’s the atmosphere at College like?

It’s really buzzing. There’s loads going on and it’s such a great environment for musical creativity; everyone bounces ideas off each other. 

What do you think of the music facilities?

The facilities in the Music Department are incredible and we’re given the support, time and studio space to experiment and develop our own music. I’ve been part of a jazz band, contemporary choir, chamber composition club, chamber ensemble and classic album club as well as being involved in Winter and Spring concerts, Leavers’ Fest, Battle of the Bands and lunchtime gigs. 

What have been the highlights?

Getting to take a lead role stage-managing and performing in ‘Leavers’ Fest’ was an amazing experience. Also setting up my own YouTube channel to showcase new music was great fun. 

What are your plans for the future?

I’ve got a place at the Leeds Conservatoire to study for a degree in Jazz guitar and I hope to become a professional Musician and Composer. 

Ben, 2017

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