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i go to the University of Huddersfield and study music. I play piano, keyboard, flute, piccolo, cajon and sing. An enthusiastic, conscientious and responsive young person with a good academic background and excellent attitude to work. Interest and Achievements>>>
Took main role in providing piano services in school in productions/rehearsals/exams. This has culminated in me achieving the "Mac Walker Music Trophy" and the “Friary Grange Music Cup” for services to music. The musical productions that I have assisted with as pianist include We Will Rock You, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma! I also acted as musical director for Bugsy Malone.
• I am in a four piece alternative rock band, Silent Circus and we have recently recorded and released and EP after winning our university Battle of the Bands at our first ever gig!
• Musical activities include a member of the Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, University Wind Band, University Choir, University Chamber Orchestra, my rock band “Silent Circus”, Piano duets, Piano and Vocal duo, Gospel Choir, Folk Band, Lichfield City Concert Band, Staffordshire Youth Orchestra East, and Lichfield City Youth Folk Ensemble Wildfire Folk. With the New Philharmonic Orchestra I have played flute for the Sing Live Events in The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall performing songs from the shows. Other past performances include Massed Choirs with the combined Staffordshire Youth Orchestras in Birmingham Symphony Hall and Birmingham Town Hall with the school jazz band at an Arts Award Ceremony with our rendition of Flashdance.
• Present and research for a weekly radio show at university covering acoustic and folk genres.
• I have participated in community sport by organising residential training camps for young athletes and team building activities for children in care as well as supporting primary schools.
Have various experience of accompanying song and dance rehearsals for musical theatre productions.Shows include We Will Rock You, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma, Bugsy Malone, Cabaret. Also work as a 'contemporary/pop' accompanist.
Campbells of Leyburn
From June 2012
June 2012 - June 2012
Work experience, shadowing presenters and producers, news team.
Pianist in Production of Guys and Dolls
Guernsey College of Further Education
From June 2012
Performed as an 'acting musician' in production.
Presenter and Music Organiser of Music Festival
South Derbyshire District Council
From July 2012
Sourced acts and acted as presenter for a new acoustic and folk festival in the Midlands.
Adara Piano and Vocal Duo
From January 2010
Piano and vocal duo performing popular, theatre, jazz, folk repertoire for functions.
Piano and Keyboard Teacher
Kerry Stanton Yamaha Music School
April 2009 - August 2010
Individual keyboard and piano tutor for a range of ages up to grade 5.
Had the pleasure of performing a set at the Lichfield Roots and Folk Fesitval - repetoire included piano and vocal duo (Adara) performing songs be Nerina Pallot, Supertramp, Eva Cassidy, Tori Amos, Adele, Nina Simone
Working as rehearsal pianist for intensive song and dance rehearsals musical production at university. Assisting singers and advising directors/choreographers on musical related matters. Also member of pit orchestra.
Final Year performance repetoire
Currently working on final year recital pieces which include Rachmaninoff's Prelude in B minor Opus 32, No.10, Debussy's Hommage à Rameau and Barber's Ballad for Piano.
Also beginning work on Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Prokofiev Sonata No.3 in A minor, Opus 28.
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Huddersfield
The Friary School
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