The Music Department has purpose built, multi-million pound accommodation that houses state of the art facilities in acoustically engineered spaces.
The music suite comprises a recording studio, recital room, computer suite and practice rooms.
We have an excellent range of acoustic instruments in our stock, as well as pianos, keyboards, orchestral and percussion instruments, mics and amplifiers.
There is also a well-stocked library of scores and reference books.
The facilities at the College are excellent, with top quality pianos, technology and practice room. Diverse activities and ensembles run daily and there is a vibrant close-knit feel amongst the students, with excellent support from the staff in all areas of music making.
The Performance Studio acts as a Recital Room for small concerts, and is the main training space for the scholarship programmes and the A-Level music course. It contains a Bosendorfer grand piano, tiered seating, and has been specifically designed for music performance.
Music Computer Suite
Music computer suite
The computer suite has:
- 21 dedicated iMac computers.
- Logic Pro sequencing software.
- Sibelius 7.5 scoring software.
The Performance Studio and the Recording Studio are both connected to a professional standard recording control room, run by a Mac G5 computer with a 24 channel control surface and running ProTools 9.5 industry standard software.
The acoustically designed recording studio has:
- Non-parallel surfaces and acoustic surfaces for dead reverberation.
- Microphone and headphone sockets connect to the control room.
- Isolation booth.
This facility is available for hire
- Performance Studio: £220 per session
- Sound / Lighting Technician: £18 per hour