Barton Peveril Prepares Performers of the Future

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Popular Music Performance Course Leads to Success

100% of the students on Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Popular Music Performance course received offers to study at conservatoires around the country, this year.

The Popular Music Performance course equips students with the skills and experience needed to make it in the industry. Despite the pandemic, the students each performed multiple times throughout their studies at Barton Peveril. As well as in-person events at venues including The Concorde Club, the students also performed in multiple, live streamed Jazz and Soul Nights to thousands of viewers around the world.

8 students received 13 offers between them, at the country’s leading conservatoires, before leaving the College in the summer:

Joe Evans (formerly of Thornden School) progressed to the Royal Academy of Music; Tom Sabin (formerly of The Mountbatten School) secured his place at Birmingham Conservatoire; Nola Stockley (formerly of The Henry Beaufort School), Ryan Tanner (formerly of Brookfield Community School), Lucy McKeown and Dannii Murphy (both formerly of Wildern School) each joined Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; and Sam Morris (formerly of The Mountbatten School) enrolled at The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, Brighton.

“A fantastic opportunity”

Barton Peveril’s Director of Performing Arts, Anneka Wass, commented on the course and her students’ successes:

‘The Popular Music Performance course is a fantastic opportunity for students to further their practical musical skills. Our specialist music teachers are well connected in the music industry, and offer the best guidance, training and opportunities for our learners.

‘The students have been able to network with top institutions, music producers, songwriters and musicians at our Careers in Music Days. They also get to take part in multiple workshops and concerts throughout the year at professional music venues and our very own newly refurbished Rose Theatre. I believe these opportunities and expertise are the reason our students are having such incredible success in gaining places at the top music conservatoires in the country.’

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