Music

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Do you have a passion for music technology, performance and production?

Our music technology department is inviting both 16-18 and adult applicants to join their music technology, performance and production courses.  

We have brand new facilities designed to help you produce high-quality work 

We have a brand-new music studio that will be available for our 2021/22 students joining us in September. We are working with local music venues and have consulted Derby university to help build a top of the range studio.  

The studio will be used for real-life work experience for students. It will be open commercially in the evenings and at weekends for the local community. Allowing local artists and musicians to have their music recorded, mixed and produced by our staff and students. 

Additional sessions with talented musicians  

Throughout lockdown, we secured funding to give extra music sessions on top of our student’s studies. These sessions normally cost £40 for an hour but our students are getting complementary drumming, bass guitar, keyboard and singing lessons as part of their course and extra support due to the pandemic. These lessons have helped grow not only their musicianship but also their confidence.

We hope to be able to continue these lessons for 8 – 10 weeks sessions next year. 

Real Time Live venue!  

We have a great relationship with Real Time Live venue in Chesterfield. Students get to experience playing live music as well as studio work. This past year we have done lockdown concerts and live-streamed them with the Melodic Caring Project charity to children in hospitals around the world in addition to families and friend’s homes during the pandemic. Our students have still got to perform even in a pandemic.  

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What level of experience are you at? 

We have different courses to match your study level. From beginners looking to explore the world of technology, performance and production up to those who have already mastered the basics and are passionate about working in the music industry.  

Read our course prospectuses and find what course will be most beneficial to you  

What will I learn on a music technology, performance and production course?  

The courses will introduce you to the world of music and a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of music, performance and production.

These include composition, listening skills, performance rehearsalsmusic technology, studio engineering, live sound and stagecraft. 

We will give you an insight into the paths you can take and what part of the industry will best suit you and your specialities and interests.  

Joel Fox tells us about his year in music…

What careers do the courses lead to?  

There’s a wide range of careers you could go into, all just as important as each other to achieve success. 

Just a few careers could be: 

Session musician/singer, Guitar tech, Drum tech, Stage Crew, Event Support, Studio mix engineer, Monitor engineer, FOH engineer, Event management and Production management.  

fuel your passion for music, performance and production

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