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Music industry pros pass on their advice to Brighton and Hove music students
3:30pm Saturday 9th February 2013 in News
Students at City College were immersed in music at a series of workshops delivered by industry professionals.
Music students were given some insight into the music industry when they welcomed London’s Tech Music School (TMS) and the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).
The visitors staged a live presentation and provided workshops and top level music industry advice from TMS London’s head of music business, Harry Leckstein.
Among the visitors from TMS was its head of further education Simon Colam, who is also the accompanist for ITV’s X Factor in the boot camp and judges’ house rounds and rehearsal pianist for the live shows.
Music team leader at City College, Jason Murphy, said: “We have students here that are incredibly passionate about music and are working to develop their instrumental and compositional skills in preparation for a career in music so it’s brilliant to have links with other colleges to let them explore the opportunities for progression into higher education and the industry.
“City College bands Equinox and LaFayette had a great opportunity performing to and receiving invaluable feedback from their peers as well as industry experts. The visiting band from BIMM was also really impressive and the students loved that aspect of the visit.”
Recruitment assistant at BIMMS Clare Hume said: “Our City College visit was one of the best we have had so far.
“The students were engaged and very interested in what TMS London had to say about their range of courses and the courses on offer at BIMM Brighton.”
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