Issuu on Google+

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13 www.lcm.ac.uk


INVESTING IN YOUR SUCCESS “As the UK’s leading progressive conservatoire Leeds College of Music prepares musicians for successful careers in the 21st century. ” Music is at the heart of the world’s cultural industries and our courses in Western classical music, jazz, popular music, and music production, which focus on creativity and versatility, provide excellent springboards into leading roles in the profession, as you will see from this prospectus. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds; they study with top practitioners; and they have the opportunity to work in various professional and quasi-professional contexts, as part of their courses, through an extensive series of industry and community partnerships with organisations such as the BBC, Leeds International Concert Season and Opera North.

We are committed to the continuous improvement of our provision and we listen carefully to suggestions that our students make.

We have high quality performance and recording facilities, and are constantly investing in our estate, most recently with the refurbishment of our Recital Room.

“This year we are delighted to  be launching our new BA Music honours course with pathways  in classical music, jazz, popular  music and music production,  and a combined studies pathway, offering high quality training  with a focus on practical projects  and collaborative work.”

The organisation is looking forward to becoming an All-Steinway School in September 2011 - the only English conservatoire to hold this coveted status, and one of only two in the UK. We are also investing in an SSL G-series based production studio for the beginning of the 2011/12 academic year, which, again, will be unique in the sector.

We have also revised our other HE courses to ensure that they remain absolutely current with the demands of the profession. Highlights of the last year include the release of a CD featuring performances and original compositions by student ensembles, a three-hour BBC live broadcast of student performances from our professional standard concert hall, The Venue, the Opera Group’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, and a win for our Big Band at the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival. There have also been many individual success stories from our former students, and numerous outstanding student performances, which you can read about in the news section of our website, together with video profiles of current students that provide an insight into life at LCoM. Leeds College of Music occupies modern, purpose-built accommodation in the heart of Leeds’ cultural quarter, close to the BBC, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Ballet and The Wardrobe (a leading venue for live music).

Our various activities make an important contribution to the city’s vibrant cultural life; transport links are excellent; and both the city itself and the many places of great natural beauty in the wider region are easily accessible.

“Leeds College of Music is a friendly and supportive place, which offers an exciting and unusually wide range of  musical opportunities.” Here, we are all passionate about music and the capacity it has for improving lives, not only of those who participate directly, but of society as a whole. The best way of finding out what we can offer you is to attend one of our Open Days and I look forward to welcoming you to LCoM soon. Professor Philip Meaden Principal

03

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


"The Student Union at Leeds College  of Music is here to bring together and support all students on all courses.  A large part of our mission is to bridge  the gap and establish connections with  the other Student Unions in the area, helping to give our students a well rounded experience and meet a wide range of people, from all walks of life  with different interests and views. The LCMSU exists to help our students really make the most of not just LCoM,  but Leeds and the buzzing student  lifestyle that can be found here. You can read more about the SU on  page 73 and I look forward to meeting  you at an Open Day!"

WELCOME FROM THE STUDENT UNION PRESIDENT

Geordan Reid Campbell LCMSU President 2011/12

05

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


General Information 08 New Developments 18 Alumni Profiles 28 About Leeds College of Music 30 Open Days and Auditions 32 Undergraduate Study 34 Performance Opportunities 40 Workshops and Masterclasses 42 Visiting Professors 44 Professional Development 46 Research and Conferences 48 Fees and Funding 50 Careers Life in Leeds 56 Life in Leeds 60 Leeds Music Scene 72 Student Life 74 International Students

CONTENTS

Courses 82 Student Profiles 108 BA (Hons) Music (Classical) 120 BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) 132 BA (Hons) Music (Popular) 142 BA (Hons) Music (Production) 152 BA (Hons) Music (Combined) 158 BA (Hons) Music (Accelerated) 164 Foundation Degree in Music Production 172 Foundation Certificate in Music Other Information 176 How to Apply 179 Fees and Funding 183 Scholarships and Bursaries 186 Advice and Support 188 Accommodation 190 Contact Details

07

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Apple Accreditation

BASCA Regional Hub

All-Steinway School

Meeting the training

Celebrating and

The only English

In September 2011, Leeds College of Music was announced as a BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) Academic Supporter, and is due to host a number of regional events across the academic year. The purpose of these Hub Events is to engage with our members in the regions, as well as to raise an awareness of the work of BASCA for the established and up and coming music writers in those areas. BASCA is the professional association for music writers in the UK, and with over 2,000 members, it is the single voice for British music creators.

From September 2011, Leeds College of Music will become an All-Steinway School, joining the likes of Yale University’s School of Music, the Juilliard School, New York and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Wales. As an All-Steinway School, Leeds College of Music demonstrates a commitment to excellence by providing our students with the best equipment possible for the study of music, including over 50 pianos from the Steinway family.

standards of the world’s Number 1 brand. Leeds College of Music is an Apple Accredited Training Centre for Education (AATCe). Broadly, this means that we meet the training standards set by Apple, one of the world’s leading brands, including our facilities as well as trainers, and we can offer Apple Authorised courses, leading to certified exams - a valuable addition to any aspiring musician or producer’s CV. Leeds College of Music offer professional Apple training (e.g. Logic 101) to students as part of the curriculum.

encouraging excellence  in British songwriting  and composition.

conservatoire to hold  coveted All-Steinway  School status.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2012 09

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


University of Bradford Validation

Developing opportunities  for collaboration between our respective music and media programmes. Leeds College of Music’s undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are now validated by the University of Bradford. The University of Bradford received its Royal Charter to become a university in 1966, although its origins date back a further century. Bradford has always been a forward-thinking, modern and student-orientated university, with a firm commitment to celebrating diversity. It is therefore a very good match with the College’s own ethos. The University has around 10,000 students from over 110 countries, and, like Leeds College of Music, has a friendly atmosphere.

The relationship with the university provides a number of opportunities for Leeds College of Music students to perform on the Bradford campus, both in LCoM performance ensembles and in joint ensembles with Bradford students. Leeds College of Music students are also able to access the University’s library and eResources, seminars and talks, and Student Union clubs and societies. The University of Bradford offers excellent media courses in partnership with the National Media Museum, and Leeds College of Music and University are now working on developing new opportunities for collaboration between our respective music and media programmes. www.brad.ac.uk

Partnership with Leeds City College

Finding

ways to invest in our campus and make enhancements to our specialist equipment  and facilities. From August 2011, Leeds College of Music will enter a strategic partnership with the Leeds City College group. Leeds College of Music will keep its name, distinctive brand and purpose built premises in the city’s Quarry Hill cultural quarter.

We will continue to offer the same broad range of specialist music courses in Higher and Further Education and we will retain our commitment to community engagement. Joining forces with a larger educational establishment will enable Leeds College of Music to maintain its teaching quality and further improve its support for students; while at the same time achieve long term viability as funding for education is reduced. The alliance between Leeds College of Music and Leeds City College has also enabled the organisation to secure additional grant funding, which will be used to make enhancements to the LCoM buildings and its specialist equipment and facilities. Leeds City College is the UK’s third largest FE institution, offering a wide ranging curriculum to over 55,000 students. Like Leeds College of Music it provides a vibrant, multicultural learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education that is supportive, inspiring and life changing. www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk

11

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BUILDING A BETTER LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Aside from the new and exciting partnerships, Leeds College of Music is investing in its own estate and facilities. Space – our Virtual Learning Environment Space is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), designed to support and enhance your life and learning at LCoM. It can be accessed from your PC, Mac or mobile device and it provides an online environment where you can: – Keep up with LCoM news, events and information – Undertake interactive learning activities – View and create media content – Collaborate and communicate with your peers and lecturers – Blog and record your experiences as a musician for personal development and future employers – Submit assignments and receive feedback – Audio-Visual online interaction The Recital Room During summer 2011, the Recital Room will be fully refurbished with the addition of raked seating allowing for a more flexible performance and rehearsal space and new acoustic treatment. The opening up of the Recital Room will bring to life the lunchtime and twilight concerts we programme in this space.

Library The library will undertake a major refit during summer 2011, with a serious investment made in eBooks. The library is a warm and inviting area where we aim to provide students with a supportive environment in which to study and do research. We have a designated quiet study room, laptop and computer areas and breakout spaces for group study. There is WIFI access throughout. The library contains comprehensive collections of materials to use whilst studying, researching or playing music. It brings together a wealth of online web based services including a collection of eBooks of many of the books on reading lists so that you can have immediate access to key text where ever you are. There are books, CDs and DVDs and printed music covering a wide range of musical genres and interests which you can borrow and many services are also available off-campus, such as online renewing and reservations. Room Bookings From 2011, we will be introducing a new and improved room booking system. The new system will be available through Leeds College of Music’s VLE, Space, and will allow students to view live information about room availability and to book rehearsal rooms and studios online twenty four hours a day.

13

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Studios and Mac Labs – 5 recording studios all with analogue consoles and Logic, Reason and ProTools 9 audio software packages as standard – 2 mixing studios with Logic, Reason and ProTools 9 as standard and additional specialist plug-ins – A composition studio, so that you can musically jot down ideas and try them out before going into the studio – 5.1 surround sound post –production theatre with Plasma screen and iMac – 3 Mac labs all with Logic Pro Tools 9, Reason 5 as standard as well as other specialist software and plug-ins such as East West – An excellent collection of microphones to use including Schoeps, Shure, Sennheiser and Neumann

For first and second year students there are four studios that you can use. Two studios have 24 channel Audient mixing desks. One has a large live room with vocal booth that can accommodate up to 10 performers and the other has the facility to record studio sessions and guest lectures. The third studio is smaller and has a 16 channel Soundcraft Sapphyre. Third year and full cost students have access to our flagship studio. It has an SSL G series console with 32 channels. The live room has both vocal and drum booths. There are audio and video lines to the Recital Room to record performances taking place there. The studio also has the facility to record studio sessions and guest lectures. The Recital Room control room has a Soundcraft Spirit 16 Channel desk and video capture.

Workstations Leeds College of Music has over 150 modern student workstations (a ratio of approximately one machine for every five HE students) including:

– 1 additional Windows PC Lab available for HE drop-in use at evenings and weekends

– 3 HE dedicated Apple Mac Labs running the latest in industry standard software; including Pro Tools, Reason, Sibelius and Logic

LCoM also operates a 4th generation wireless solution allowing students access from their personal computer equipment to high-speed internet access whilst on campus.

– A wide range of additional specialist PC and Apple software packages including products such Ableton and Final Cut Pro

– 2 additional Apple Mac Labs available for HE drop-in use at evenings and weekends – 2 dedicated Windows PC Labs for drop-in use; featuring the latest Microsoft Office product suite and Sibelius music composition software

– Location recording rig that you can borrow – An Apple training suite

15

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music is in the process of launching a significant number of partnerships for 2012 with organisations including: – Halifax Organ Academy – Leeds Cathedral – Leeds Parish Church – Lotherton Hall, Leeds – Yorkshire Universities – Conservatoires UK – The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) For more information about these new partnerships visit www.lcm.ac.uk

Other Partnerships

17

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Many former Leeds College of Music students achieve successful careers  within the music industry, including‌

DJ, producer and performer Benji  Boko (Tru’ Thoughts)

THE SOUND OF SUCCESS

Matthew Bourne

James Hamilton

Multi-award winning composer and pianist

Winner of Contemporary Jazz Composition Award, British Composer Awards 2010

Alan Barnes Multi-award winning saxophonist

Acoustic Ladyland Pete Wareham and Chris Sharkey of Mercury Music-nominated band Acoustic Ladyland

Michael Spearman Member of South Bank Sky Arts/The Times Breakthrough Award-winning band Everything Everything Photo: Liam Black

19

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Eddie Hick Member of Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble

Paul Marshall aka Lonewolf Bella Union (Fleet Foxes, John Grant) signed singer/songwriter

Parliamentary Jazz Award  winner Ruby Wood, vocalist for Bonobo and alumni band Submotion Orchestra (pictured)

Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy Mercury Music Prize winner

Danny North Photographer for Rolling Stone and NME

Adam Hastings 'John Lennon' in The Bootleg Beatles

21

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Mark Holub

Ellen and The Escapades

Band leader of Mercury Music-nominated ensemble Led Bib

Winners of Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2010

Luke Fitton

Joe Thwaites

Touring guitarist for Kylie Minogue

Winner of 2010 GDC Game Audio Network Guild Composer’s Challenge Award

Trio VD

Emily Lynn

MOJO Magazine’s ‘Jazz Album of the Year 2009/10’

Backing vocalist for the Australian Pink Floyd

James Russell, Jim Corry  and Malcolm Strachan

Jo Athroll Programme Manager (Classical), The Barbican, London

Horn section for Jamiroquai

Katriona Gilmore  and Jamie Roberts

Ashley Hicklin

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-nominated duo

Dubstep producer  and remixer Rusko  (MIA, Britney Spears, Rhianna, TI)

Warner signed songwriter and performer

You can read more in-depth alumni profiles in the relevant course sections or at www.lcm.ac.uk

Led Bib

Ellen and the Escapades

Luke Fitton

23

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Equal Opportunities Leeds College of Music recognises that there are certain groups of people who may face particular educational and vocational disadvantages, which need to be addressed through a firm commitment to the ethos of equal opportunities in education and employment.

Commitment to Students Leeds College of Music values diversity and is determined to ensure:

Leeds College of Music promotes positive actions and attitudes towards, and between, all members of staff and students irrespective of ability, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgender, age, religion, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership. LCoM seeks not only to eliminate discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation but also to create a learning environment based on positive relations between staff and students.

– That we provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all staff, students and visitors

Students are encouraged to be involved with equality and diversity issues. Their views are sought and they are represented on the Equality and Diversity Committee and other internal committees.

– That we treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and respect – That the opportunities we provide are open to all

– That students have a range of curriculum choices and impartial guidance so that they are enabled to achieve realistic goals and qualifications with support appropriate to their individual needs Policies All students are expected to abide by Leeds College of Music's General Regulations, Equality & Diversity Policy and Health & Safety Policy. Copies are available to download at www.lcm.ac.uk/info

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY 25

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


1. 3. 2. 4. A unique and recently updated portfolio of BA degrees covering a broad range of musical genres – Jazz, Classical,  Popular and Production.

Partnerships with Leeds City College and the University of Bradford, providing students at all levels  with a wide range of academic opportunities that would otherwise  not be available to them.

A distinctive mixture of practice and academic-based training  in a conservatoire environment,  with teaching and learning  that is underpinned by high levels of professional practice, and performance, production  and composition tutors who  are active as practitioners at regional, national and international levels.

The only conservatoire  currently offering a Popular  Music Studies specialism at undergraduate level and commercially focused BA and  FD Music Production courses.

10 reasons to choose Leeds College of Music

5. 8. 6. 9. 7. 10. A strong national and international reputation as  the first conservatoire to offer pioneering Jazz, Popular, Production and Foundation degrees alongside commercially focussed programmes of study.

Sustained high levels of applications and strong  entry profiles for our undergraduate programme, especially in the Popular  and Production pathways.

All BA students have the opportunity to apply their practical skills in curriculumbased community music  projects as part of our focus  on preparing students for  a portfolio career.

Strong results profiles:  in 2011 26% of students were awarded a 1st Class Honours degree and 46% a 2.1.

Strong music industry links underpinning the delivery of the curriculum through compulsory  Music Industry modules, and  Industry Partner, Visiting Artist  and Workshop programmes.

Leeds College of Music has increase its student satisfaction by five per cent in the last 12 months, making it one of the most improved universities in Yorkshire, and one of the most improved conservatoires, according to latest NSS research.

27

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


 eeds College of Music,  L with over 1,000 full-time students, provides a unique opportunity for students to progress from BTEC courses through to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Students are taught in a vibrant and creative atmosphere by academic staff at the forefront of  their fields.

Leeds College of Music is uniquely placed in the UK to meet the needs of the aspiring 21st century music professional, and provides high quality conservatoire training for the creative industries. Our undergraduate programmes are designed to prepare students to work as rounded members of the music profession as performers, producers, composers, community animateurs and teachers. Leeds College of Music has a pioneering approach to the training of working musicians, and our curriculum has recently been revised to reflect the changing needs of both the profession and employers.

History Leeds College of Music began life as Leeds Music Centre in 1965, providing a range of musical activities for the city. The Centre became the City of Leeds College of Music in 1971, before moving to its current purpose-built Quarry Hill home in 1997 and establishing itself as Leeds College of Music. In its early years the organisation built its reputation on pioneering jazz education at a time when this was a radical thing to do and it has continued to maintain its reputation as a leader in jazz education. Now Leeds College of Music champions not just jazz, but classical music, popular music and music production, and with all genres taking place within close quarters there is a vibrant culture which fosters shared and varied musical experiences crossing the genre boundaries.

Leeds College of Music is constantly growing, both in terms of student numbers and in the facilities and opportunities it offers to students. The Venue, our purpose built 350-seat performance space, opened in 2003 and is housed in the same building as BBC Yorkshire. Situated adjacent to the main LCoM building, The Venue hosts concerts, recitals and workshop activity, providing students with access to the best in UK and international music as well as contributing significantly to the artistic life of the region. 2005 saw the completion of four more floors of teaching, performance and studio space as well as on-site accommodation – Joseph Stones House – for around 200 undergraduate students. Read about the latest developments at Leeds College of Music on pages 08 – 17.

Leeds College of Music has a pioneering approach to training the musicians of the future, and remains responsive to the changing needs of the profession and employers. Embracing the technological advances within the music industry, the College was one of the first specialist institutions to establish a highly developed and extensive music technology/production programme.

ABOUT LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

29

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


We encourage prospective students and their parents/guardians/teachers to visit Leeds College of Music and get a taste of what we have to offer, the opportunity to see our facilities, receive information about course pathways, find out information about accommodation, meet staff and students, and ask any questions you may have.

Experience Days Once you have been offered a place at Leeds College of Music, you will be invited to take part in one of our new experience days. These are designed to provide you with a clear impression of what life will be like as an LCoM student.

Members of our Student Support Team will be available on the day to offer advice about fees and funding, careers, support for students with disabilities and application issues.

The days will provide an opportunity to meet tutors and other students on your course, and to participate in a range of activities, including lectures, seminars and ensembles. For performers, it may also be possible to arrange an advice lesson, to give feedback on technique and suggest repertoire and aspects of performance to work on before starting. Composers will be able to discuss their work with a tutor and receive feedback and advice on areas for development.

The Open Day will include opportunities to hear student works, experience our eLearning resources, and take in a number of performances from students currently studying on the Jazz, Classical, Popular and Production pathways and Foundation Degree. Members of the Open Days team will also be on hand to assist with general enquiries throughout the day. Undergraduate Open Day dates 2011/12

Saturday 22 October 2011 Saturday 19 November 2011 Saturday 10 December 2011 Saturday 28 April 2012 Saturday 12 May 2012 It is essential to book in advance for an Open Day, as places are limited. To book a place please complete the Open Day online booking form at www.lcm.ac.uk

If you are called for an audition or interview, you should ensure we receive the fee by the date specified in your offer of audition/ interview letter and make every effort to attend. You must let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend on the designated day and we will endeavour to re-arrange the audition. Please note that we do not audition/interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. The audition/interview process is in two parts. Part one is based on a submission of a video or audio file presented on DVD/CD. Successful applicants from stage one will be invited to an audition/interview at the college. The details of each stage differ according the specialist pathway chosen – Classical, Jazz, Popular, Production, Combined or Accelerated.

“Everyone we met at  the Open Day was very  positive, approachable and  extremely helpful. We got  the impression that Leeds College of Music is a strong community-spirited place  to both work and study”

Audition and Interview guides can be downloaded from www.lcm.ac.uk

Open Day attendee

AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS

VISIT US! Photo: Jon Stanley Austin

31

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Deciding what to study at undergraduate level may be one of the hardest decisions to make. The following information will give you an overview of undergraduate courses at Leeds College of Music and hopefully help you with making that important decision.

Specialist Study This element develops your core individual and collaborative skills in your specialist area, (performance, composition or production), through individual, ensemble and studio tuition. Students also participate in specialist projects giving further opportunities to specialise or broaden their musical education.

Like everything we do at Leeds College of Music, our courses are distinctive and offer a flexible way of studying, offering BA, Foundation Degree and Foundation Certificate programmes of study over one, two or three years.

Applied Musicianship Applied Musicianship develops your understanding of the relationship between theory and practice, covering areas such as harmony, composition, arranging and improvisation integrated with academic studies. Opportunities in years two and three allow students to specialise or broaden areas of interest through a range of optional modules.

BA (Hons) Music The distinctive BA (Hons) Music degree course can be studied as a specialist pathway in Classical, Jazz, Popular or Production, or as a combined degree in any two of the above genres. The course offers the opportunity to work with a broad range of staff, students and industry professionals and to undertake specialist study within an extensive range of collaborative and interactive projects, to equip students for working life. The Undergraduate programme is distinguished by exceptional quality training which balances tuition in Specialist Study with Applied Musicianship and direct participation in Professional Studies. It offers the opportunity to work with a broad range of staff, students and industry professionals and to undertake specialist study within an extensive range of collaborative and interactive projects.

Professional Studies This component enables you to develop relevant professional skills through theoretical and practical opportunities. Students explore areas such as community music, pedagogy, music journalism, the music industry and professional development. Leeds College of Music's extensive range of visiting industry specialists contributes to the delivery of this element of the course.

BA (Hons) Music (Accelerated) The Accelerated Degree offers a unique opportunity to complete a full BA (Hons) Music degree in either Popular or Production over two years instead of three, by operating an extended academic year that will run through the summer. This enables students who are committed to an intensive, accelerated learning programme to gain a year on their peers, to recover a gap year or to change career direction quickly.

Foundation Degree in Music Production The Foundation Degree in Music Production is a two year full-time, or four year part-time, vocational programme of study developed and delivered in partnership with a range of leading industry practitioners. It aims to provide you with the specialist practical and business skills required for a career in production in the Creative Industries. Foundation Certificate in Music The Foundation Certificate in Music offers a one year pre-HE preparatory course, designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge for successful degree level study at a specialist music institution. Students can specialise in Classical, Jazz, Popular or Production, or combine elements of more than one genre, and will be able to choose modules of particular interest to construct an individual programme that is both challenging and stimulating. For full details about the Undergraduate programme of study please go to page 107.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 33

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music Gala Concert The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Wednesday 18 May 2011

BBC Introducing Live Show The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Thursday 10 March 2011

All students can audition  for an ensemble, which will perform at various times throughout the year, either  in The Venue or in the Recital Room. In addition we offer  a variety of ensemble performance opportunities during projects week. Student recitals also take place during the week, including our popular Twilight and Lunchtime Concert programmes featuring College ensembles. View information about our portfolio of performing ensembles on pages 36 and 37.

Photo: Tom Arber

Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

Other Performance Opportunities As well as the performance activity based at LCoM, many opportunities exist within the UK for students to perform, for example our award winning Big Band regularly perform at competitions and festivals. Working with the Musicians’ Booking Service, students may be offered fully paid performance opportunities at corporate events, weddings and parties. This gives students the experience of performing a wide range of music in a professional environment. Student Platform Performances We run a number of Student Platform performance opportunities. The aim of the Student Platform is to enable suitable groups to have opportunities for public performance to increase their experience whilst acting as musical ambassadors for Leeds College of Music.

Leeds College of Music Gala Concert The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Wednesday 18 May 2011

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES Leeds College of Music Album Launch The Wardrobe Live Music Venue, Monday 27 September 2010

35

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Chamber Orchestra The Chamber Orchestra consists of full time students and its size is scalable depending on the repertoire being performed. This ensemble provides repertoire and training experience for instrumentalists. Public concerts or workshops are given on a regular basis.

Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Comprised of experienced players, the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra performs challenging music from the contemporary repertoire. The size of the ensemble is flexible according to the demands of the repertoire. Public concerts or workshops are given on a regular basis.

Symphonic Wind Orchestra Exploring the larger forms of wind music, this ensemble emphasises the importance of ensemble playing in the overall training of woodwind students. Public concerts or workshops are given on a regular basis.

The Leeds College of Music Chorus The Chorus is distinctive as it performs a variety of large-scale works with a particular focus. These can include African, popular, contemporary or choral. The Chorus is compulsory for all Undergraduate first year students. Public concerts or workshops are given on a regular basis.

Big Band Specialising in traditional big band arrangements and the classic repertoire, our award winning Big Band provides initial training in large jazz ensemble playing. The Big Band typically includes up to 20 players. Public concerts or workshops are given on a regular basis.

Baroque Orchestra This ensemble provides students with the opportunity to study and perform 17th and 18th Century repertoire with an emphasis on historical performance practice.

Photo: Tom Arber

Pop Gigs A showcase for LCoM Bands. Leeds College of Music normally provides one showcase per term at popular gigging venues. Students participate in a weekly band performance/coaching masterclass. Students demonstrating an exceptional level of performing skills are selected to participate in Leeds College of Music branded gigs. Gala Project An annual large-scale event, the Gala Project aims to involve a high proportion of students representing all genres. Newly commissioned highly inventive projects are encouraged to promote our distinctive offer. New Music Ensemble This ensemble is devoted to the performance of new music. Its flexible performing resources enable the ensemble to tackle a vast and exciting range of works including student compositions.

N.One N.One is Leeds College of Music’s electronic music ensemble and has performed annually over the last decade. Undergraduate students who are pursuing electroacoustic music have opportunities of performing alongside some of the UK’s most respected electroacoustic composers. Community Symphony Orchestra The orchestra combines full-time and part-time students and performs several concerts per academic year as part of the Leeds College of Music Concert Season. Concerto/Soloist and Composition Competitions We run an annual concerto/soloist and composition competition. Through audition, outstanding students are selected to perform as a soloist with any Leeds College of Music Performing Ensemble. For composers, winning compositions are programmed within a concert.

Leeds College of Music Performing Ensembles 37

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BBC Introducing Live Show The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Thursday 10 March 2011

BBC Introducing Live Show The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Thursday 10 March 2011

Leeds College of Music Gala Concert The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Wednesday 18 May 2011

Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

Photo: Tom Arber

Leeds College of Music Album Launch The Wardrobe Live Music Venue, Monday 27 September 2010

The Marriage of Figaro Northern Ballet Studio Theatre, Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 March 2011

Performance Highlights Performance-based highlights of the last year include the launch of Music Happens Here, an album featuring performances and original compositions by students, a three-hour BBC West Yorkshire Introducing live broadcast of student bands from our professional standard concert hall, The Venue, the Opera Group’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, and our inaugural Gala Concert showcasing the best in student performance.

Leeds College of Music Gala Concert The Venue, Leeds College of Music, Wednesday 18 May 2011

39

Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

Photo: Tom Arber

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Photo: Jon Stanley Austin

Photo: Adam Martin

Workshops and masterclasses run throughout the academic year covering a wide range of musical genres, and are a great opportunity for all students to further enrich their musical experience and knowledge. Workshops and masterclasses are often held to coincide with the appearance of artists performing as part of the Leeds College of Music Concert Season, and are also given by full-time/part-time members of staff and by visiting professors. Recent visitors have included: Jerry Bergonzi – jazz saxophonist

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASS

Tim Burke – Chorus Master, Opera North Liane Caroll – jazz vocalist Neil Cowley – jazz pianist Guthrie Govan – guitarist Tom McRae – singer/songwriter Danny Rampling – DJ/producer Ingrid Seifert – The London Baroque Gwilym Simcock – jazz pianist Ash Soan – drummer, Adele/Robbie Williams/Will Young Paul Turner, Rob Harris and Derrick McKenzie – Jamiroquai’s rhythm section

Guthrie Govan Guitarist “To date, I’ve given two masterclasses at Leeds College of Music, and in each case  I met a large and enthusiastic gathering of students who asked intelligent questions and seemed highly motivated to do well in the field of music. I have yet to sit in on any regular classes, so I can’t profess to know exactly how (or indeed what) these kids are being taught... but whatever Leeds College of Music is doing, it certainly seems to be working!” Tom McRae Mercury Music nominated singer/ songwriter “I’ve given lots of workshops in music colleges around the country, and it’s clear that Leeds College of Music not only has brilliant facilities, an experienced and talented staff and well organised courses, it has that rare thing - a fantastically creative atmosphere, where a passion for music is clearly the beating heart of the college.  It felt like a really inspirational place to be." Ingrid Seifert The London Baroque “I loved coming up to Leeds [College of Music] and working with wonderful young people. It was such a joy [to witness] their fantastic music making, concentration and the warmth and enthusiasm they bring  with them.”

41

Photo: Adam Martin

Photo: Jon Stanley Austin

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music has appointed a number of world class musicians to Visiting Professorships. The Visiting Professors play a leading part in the development and dissemination of good practice in Higher Education performance, production  and composition.

Visiting Professorships have been conferred upon: Paul Archibald – Visiting Professor in Trumpet Ian Capel – Visiting Professor in Music Production Mick Glossop – Visiting Professor in Music Production Alan Hacker – Visiting Professor in Clarinet Wolfgang Manz – Visiting Professor in Piano (pictured) Stuart Nicholson – Visiting Professor in Music Journalism Dennis Rollins – Visiting Professor in Trombone Malcolm Toft – Visiting Professor in Music Production Chris Watson – Visiting Professor in Sound Recording Wen Zhou Li – Visiting Professor in Violin A number of new Visiting Professors are due to be announced for 2012 – visit www.lcm.ac.uk for up-to-date information about these appointments and biographies of the existing Visiting Professors.

VISITING PROFESSORS 43

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Working internally and externally  in support of professional development and industry liaison, Leeds College of Music provides vital links that support bespoke training programmes, events  and projects, provide funding  and mentoring for student business ideas, and assist with the ongoing expansion of Industry Partnerships.

Enterprise Events and Projects Leeds College of Music currently arranges enterprise focused events giving practical advice on the music industry from financial matters to self-promotion, and projects which offer practical experience of the industry. Recent events have included a BBC Introducing West Yorkshire live show, the opportunity to record a music video (see our YouTube channel for results), a seminar from a music lawyer and a chance for students to have their demos heard by a panel of Demo Doctors. Mentor Bank The Mentor Bank enables students and graduates to access industry specialists for individual support on everything from planning and researching ideas to assistance with a business plan, specific technical advice to general experience in the field.

Musicians’ Booking Service This service provides students and alumni with paid performance opportunities whilst enabling members of the public to access our high quality musicians for private and corporate functions. The Musicians’ Booking Service coordinates all details of the bookings, which also give students experience of working with an agency. Music Happens Here Music Happens Here, released in September 2010, is a snapshot of the fresh, diverse and current sound coming from students at Leeds College of Music. Part of a competitive project open to all HE students, the album draws on the performance, composition and production talents of the student body. In collaboration with industry experts, the compilation album offers a stepping stone for students to get their music to a wider audience and move their careers on to the next level. To see how we are developing our Professional Development and Industry Liaison work, visit the website or speak to members of staff at an Open Day.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRY LIAISON Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

45

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Conferences Leeds International Jazz Education Conference Launched in 1993, the Leeds International Jazz Education Conference is the leading practice-based research event of its kind in Europe. The event welcomes delegates from around the world to participate in crossdisciplinary presentations, performances, workshops and discussion groups. LIJEC also provides opportunities for Leeds College of Music students to showcase their work. LIJEC is an annual event focusing on practice-based jazz research, education, performance and composition. It offers a unique forum for musicians, academics, educators, students, and arts organisers to engage with the latest sounds and emerging ideas in jazz. Along with paper presentations, workshops, performances and jam sessions, there are opportunities for discussion, networking, information exchange, and professional development. Leeds International Forum for Innovation in Composition and Production The International Forum is an annual event focusing on research and practice related to innovations in Music Production and Composition. The goal is to bring together composers, producers, music industry representatives, academics, educators and research students to discuss their practice, research and industry experiences; The Forum encourages participants and delegates that represent the commercial music industry and academia. Past keynote speakers have included Bill Drummond (KLF, pictured), Jazzie B (Soul II Soul), David Toop and Leigh Landy. Photo: Kurt Hoerbst

International Terezin Music Conference Leeds College of Music will host the inaugural International Terezin Music Conference in February 2012. It will also mark the official launch of the Terezin Music Hub. Part of the Postgraduate Studies and Research Centre, the Hub will aim to provide a focal point in the UK for the study of music and musicians interned at the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp during WW2, through practice-based research, research and collaboration. Its brief will also encompass related disciplines, including music during the Holocaust in particular, and creativity in adversity in general.

Leeds International Songwriting Conference New for 2012, the Leeds International Songwriting Conference is the best place for those with a passion for songwriting to learn and share best practice. The LISC offers a unique learning and networking experience for industry professionals, educators and students. Visit www.lcm.ac.uk for further information. Research Leeds College of Music is a unique environment for music research and study. It is the only institution of its kind where there is such diversity of curriculum in terms of musical genre, practice, and the application of practice (pedagogy and community music). Practice-based research lies at the centre of LCoM activities, and supports a wide range of initiatives. Our academic staff represent a broad range of specialisms and have international reputations for their work as performers, composers, producers, musicologists and educational consultants.

RESEARCH & CONFERENCES

Research Assessment Exercise Leeds College of Music’s academic staff represent a broad range of specialisms, and have international reputations for their work. Our overall quality profile was acknowledged by the outcome of the RAE: – 10% of the submission was deemed to meet the standard for 4* (quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour) – 15% was deemed to meet the standard for 3* (quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence) – 40% was deemed to meet the standard for 2* (quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality significance and rigour) – 35% was deemed to meet the standard for 1* (quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour)

Leeds College of Music's international reputation in the fields of performance, music production, and composition is underpinned by the research activities of its staff. Current research specialisms of Leeds College of Music staff include electroacoustic composition, improvisation, music pedagogy, twentieth century musicology, analysis, composition and community music. Research activity lies within the Postgraduate Studies and Research Centre (PGSRC).

47

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music  will charge tuition fees of £9,000 for undergraduate courses, for UK and EU residents from 2012. This decision has been made after very careful consideration of the Government’s proposed changes to Higher Education funding, which means that students will have to cover the whole cost of the tuition themselves, rather than the Government paying part of it.

Fees and Funding – Information for 2012 Entry

Tuition Fees – what do I pay and when? Students will not be required to pay any tuition fees up-front or until after graduation and earning at least £21,000 per year. Tuition fee loans will be available to cover the full cost of tuition, regardless of household income, and this will be paid directly to LCoM. No matter how much you owe, you only pay back according to how much you earn above £21,000. Loans for living costs Students will be able to apply for loans for living costs, of up to £5,500 if living away from home, and also non-repayable grants of up to £3,250, where the household income is less than £42,600. There is additional non-repayable help from the Government, for those with additional costs such as a Parents Learning Allowance and Childcare funding, for those with children, and the Disabled Students allowance to pay for any extra study costs related to a disability. Additional fees and funding information can be found towards the back of the prospectus on page 179.

Photo: Tom Arber

Supporting students We will offer a generous package of financial support for those who need it most and over 30% of the additional fee income will be used to support students from lower income families and for measures to encourage suitable applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. For those who have the potential to benefit from studying at Leeds College of Music, there should be no financial barriers. Scholarships and Bursaries Leeds College of Music offers a range of scholarships which are awarded on merit following an audition/interview. In addition, we will have a very generous bursary scheme to assist with living costs based on household income (as assessed by Student Finance). Full details of scholarships and bursaries for 2012 entry can be found towards the back of the prospectus on page 183. National Scholarship Programme Leeds College of Music will also participate in the National Scholarship Programme, offering tuition fee reductions of £3,000 each, to 18 students in year 1, whose household income is below £18,000 and who achieve the highest scores at audition/ interview. Additional information, along with our Access Agreement, is available at www.lcm.ac.uk

49

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


The Careers Service at  Leeds College of Music provides students with impartial information  and advice on various  career options, including employment, study and further training opportunities. The service also offers students professional guidance, to assist them in the career planning process, with this service available to them throughout their studies. Students can decide to attend a guidance interview, in order to discuss career plans, options and ideas in more detail. Students can use interview sessions to explore the various career pathways open to them and to consider how best to progress their career ideas, which may relate to employment, training or postgraduate study. The service provides information, advice and guidance on CV writing and job applications, job hunting and preparation for employment, accessing careers information and resources and identifying the career options open to a graduate of music.

Career Progression after Graduation As music graduates, our alumni have a range of employment options open to them; they can choose between jobs and employment, which are music-specific or relate to interests and elements of their degree. Graduate employment opportunities and vacancies are very often open to graduates of any degree discipline. As graduates of Leeds College of Music, our alumni may decide to enter the music industry as a member of a band, group or orchestra, or as a freelance or session musician. Our HE leavers also decide to work as self-employed music tutors, whilst others train to teach in secondary education or find employment in Further and Higher Education colleges.

CAREER GUIDANCE Photo: Tom Arber

51

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


As a graduate of Leeds College of Music a large number of employment, study and further training opportunities are available to you, including...

Session Musician

Band Manager

Arranger

Music Retailer

Instrumental Tutor

Repetiteur

Songwriter

Music Librarian

Performer

Promoter

SingerSongwriter

Band Leader Musical Director

Music Teacher

Soloist

Music Agent

Piano Tuner

Recording Engineer

Instrument Repairer

Music Reviewer/Critic

Music Venue

Arts Administrator

Music Consultant

Band Member

Road Crew

Music Journalist

Instrument Maker

Broadcaster Music Photographer

Lecturer

Tour Manager

Rehearsal Director

Music Producer

Accompanist

Electroacoustic Composer

Music Therapist

Music Publisher

DJ

Composer

Conductor

Chorus Member

Choir Director Church Organist

Sound Designer Sound Technician

53

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


"It was such an amazing feeling winning the awards I did at the Graduation Ceremony. I felt so privileged, and of course they look great on my CV now! Graduation was a fantastic way to celebrate everyone’s hard work over the past three years. I have made many life long friends at Leeds College of Music, not to mention contacts for the start of my professional singing career. I am now looking to audition for a masters degree, and  I am still receiving lots of help and advice from the tutors at LCoM for  this exciting process." – Lucia Walsh Hughes, BA Classical Music Graduate

"Leeds College of Music has been  the best choice for Lucia's degree;  as parents we have been reassured  by the support and are happy that she has been able to realise her vision for musicianship here. Tuition has been first class, we have watched her blossom and grow as  her talents have been nurtured and  her confidence developed over the  three years. Graduation day was the cherry on top of the icing, the most fantastic day to celebrate our daughter’s amazing achievements,  I am bursting with pride." – Lucia’s Mum Photo: Tom Arber

55

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


LIFE IN LEEDS

Leeds is a great place to be a student  and the city has one of the most thriving student communities in the UK with over 125,000 undergraduate students. The city’s safe and friendly environment, brilliant music scene, fantastic nightlife and comparative affordability make Leeds the ideal location to live and study. www.leedsliveitloveit.com

Photo: Tim Munsey

57

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


THE CITY IN NUMBERS

Shops

5

Kaiser Chiefs

125,000

110

4

40

10

1000

150

Music Festivals

Cafes, Bars + Restaurants

Photos: Jon Stanley Austin

Live Music Venues

Major theatres

Students

Music Stores

59

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds has a national and international reputation for music excellence and Leeds College of Music benefits from its position within a city that has a great musical heritage. Whether you’re looking for experimental jazz, beat-box championships, international piano competitions, opera performances you can fit into your lunch-break or the latest 6 Music and NME-endorsed bands, you’re bound to find something to suit your musical tastes in Leeds. From the pioneering approach of Opera North – England’s national opera company in the North – to the emergence of Leeds artists including Kaiser Chiefs, Corinne Bailey Rae and Rusko, to the annual Leeds Festival and Live at Leeds, if you love music, you’ll love Leeds.

Photos: Toshiya Suzuki

LEEDS MUSIC SCENE

61

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music contributes significantly to the artistic life of the region, through hosting our own Concert Season and events or through a range of festival partnerships. The Venue, our 350-seat concert space, hosts the majority of events in our Concert Season, which runs from September to May each academic year. The annual programme includes a wide variety of styles encompassing jazz, classical, contemporary and world music, ranging in scale from orchestras, choirs and big bands to small ensembles and solo recitals/concerts. Many Leeds College of Music ensembles perform during the Concert Season, and audiences also have the opportunity to hear what some of our graduates have been up to, as we invite many of our alumni to perform during the year.

CONCERT SEASON

In conjunction with Leeds International Concert Season, Lunchtime Chamber Music is presented every Wednesday at The Venue as well as an International Chamber Series held throughout the year. The Venue has brought leading national and international artists to the city, ranging from established artists to newcomers, including Michael Nyman, Jamie Cullum, Courtney Pine, Led Bib (pictured), Tord Gustavsen, Tasmin Little, Kenny Wheeler, Tim Garland, John Foxx, Neil Cowley Trio, Amy Winehouse, Enrico Rava, Claire Teal, Stacey Kent and Gwilym Simcock. www.lcm.ac.uk/concert-season

Photos: Matt Crossick

63

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds has a welldeserved reputation  for its jazz scene, mainly  due to LCoM students and the numerous jazz graduates who stay  in the city.

LEEDS JAZZ SCENE

Jazz gigs make up much of the live music happening in Leeds, with organisations including Jazz Yorkshire hosting events at venues including Seven Arts, The Wardrobe, Santiago, The HiFi and Sela. Within the region, regular jazz nights are held in Huddersfield, Hull, Wakefield and Sheffield. Brad Mehldau, Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland, Empirical, Tord Gustavsen Ensemble (pictured), Led Bib, Alan Barnes, Neil Cowley Trio, Stacey Kent, TrioVD, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Wheeler, Soweto Kinch, Jamie Cullum and Norma Winstone are just some of the major jazz artists to have recently performed in Leeds.

65

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


For fans of classical  music, Leeds International Concert Season presents an annual season featuring orchestras,  choirs and soloists from across the globe. Opera North brings to the city 30 years of experience in producing entertaining and exciting work that breathes new life into classics. 2009 saw the opening of the Howard Assembly Room, a new music/ cultural space in the city and home to the Orchestra of Opera North. The Venue – Leeds College of Music’s performance space – has brought leading national and international artists to the city, including Michael Nyman, London Sinfonietta, Tasmin Little, Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, Apollo Saxophone Quartet and Endellion String Quartet (pictured). Leeds is known throughout the world for the Leeds International Piano Competition, founded in 1963 by Dame Fanny Waterman. The triennial Leeds Conductors’ Competition, organised by Leeds City Council, is one of only a few in the UK and exists to support young British conductors at the start of their careers.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Leeds Lieder+ celebrates the fusion of music and poetry found in Lieder and other classical art song traditions. The bi-annual festival features recitals by world famous singers, festival premieres and prize winning young performers.

67

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


You can catch live music all across the city, every night of the week, at venues ranging from the Victorian splendour of the City Varieties and the Town Hall to the best in jazz, funk and soul at The HiFi. The latest bands can be found at Leeds University, Leeds Met, The Cockpit, Faversham, O² Academy, The Brudenell Social Club and Nation of Shopkeepers. Leeds Arena is scheduled to open in 2013.

POPULAR & LIVE MUSIC IN THE CITY

Bands and singers to recently perform in the city have included Adele, Tinie Tempah (pictured), Wild Beasts, The XX, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, Jessie J, James Blake, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Chipmunk, The Black Keys, Regina Spektor, Ellie Goulding, MGMT, Four Tet, Mumford & Sons, Jamie Woon and Plan B. Music lovers are particularly well catered for in the city centre. There is a good mix of large music chain stores, smaller independents stocking imports and vinyl and second-hand music shops. You can also find a wide range of sheet music, instruments, equipment and practical advice at a number of specialist stores in and around the centre. A number of music festivals happen in the city, including Leeds Festival, three day music festival Live at Leeds, the bi-annual Leeds Lieder+, dance music event Cocoon in the Park, and Leeds largest free pop festival Paty in the Park.

Photo: Nathan Dainty [verycreative.org]

69

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


When it comes to exploring your artistic side, there’s  no better place to find inspiration. Leeds has  a thriving arts and cultural scene offering the best in theatre, film, dance, comedy and visual arts,  so whatever your interests you’ll find something to  suit your tastes. Highlights of the Leeds cultural calendar include the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, Leeds Lieder+, Ilkley Literature Festival, Chapeltown Carnival (the largest carnival outside of Notting Hill), Leeds International Film Festival, and Light Night, as well as annual seasons at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Grand Theatre (Opera North), City Varieties, Yorkshire Dance, the Carriageworks, Howard Assembly Room, Hyde Park Picture House and the Town Hall.

When it comes to grand-scale arts and culture, Leeds shows it can compete with any of the big cities in the country. The West Yorkshire Playhouse ensures the city is well-known for its theatre, with a programme of self-produced plays and international work, along with regional and grass-roots drama. Leeds City Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute are both based in the city centre and offer impressive collections of fine and contemporary art, sculpture and design. The Leeds City Museum opened in 2008 and has held a number of inspiring and original exhibitions, including the world’s largest collection of Spice Girls memorabilia!

Arts & Culture

Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre, Yorkshire Dance and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance dominate the city’s dance scene, each proving to be leaders in contemporary dance and ballet both throughout the region and the UK as a whole.

Photo: Robert Workman

71

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music’s Student Union has an active role, providing welfare support and societies that are open  to all students. The Union works closely with LCoM  staff to address any issues that students may face and  to generally improve the student experience. The first contact students will have with the Union is during Enrolment and Freshers’ Week where they will be able to sign up for an NUS Extra card which will give them discounts in many high street stores, clubs and restaurants. Freshers’ Week is a very active time in the social calendar, offering you the opportunity to socialise with other students at a number of events, including the annual Leeds College of Music Freshers’ Party.

The week also provides the chance to sign up for various societies and sports clubs. Students can also become involved with the sporting activities and societies Leeds City College, University of Bradford, University of Leeds and Leeds Met. The SU is always available to assist and advise students with any welfare or support needs that they may have. The SU works to target areas of specific importance to our students and runs a number of support schemes. The Union is constantly trying to develop and expand, and needs the input of students to do this. Members of the SU work closely with the NUS, but are elected by and responsible to the students at Leeds College of Music. Much of what the SU does is down to the students themselves, from the organisation of activities, parties and events, to the everyday running of the Union. For further information find the Leeds College of Music Student Union on Facebook.

STUDENT LIFE Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

73

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music welcomes students from all over the world. Many of our international students come from Japan, China, Norway, USA, Poland and Greece,  and we currently have around 75 international students from about 40 countries studying at LCoM. At Leeds College of Music we understand that choosing a place to study overseas is a difficult decision and you will have many questions. We hope you will find the information on the following pages useful, and if you have any questions or would like any further information please get in touch with us - a list of the relevant people to contact is given on page 79. We hope that you will choose to study at Leeds College of Music and look forward to welcoming you to Leeds in the future.

International Leeds Leeds College of Music is situated on Quarry Hill, five minutes walk from Leeds city centre, and at the heart of the city’s arts and cultural quarter. The city is diverse and multicultural, with people of more than 75 nationalities making their home here. Leeds is flourishing as a cultural centre and recognised internationally as a leading centre for learning, with a total student population of over 200,000 including students from over 100 countries. The city’s friendly environment, great nightlife and comparative affordability make it the ideal location to be a student.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

10 Reasons to choose Leeds College of Music for your UK Music education:

1. 2. 3. 4.

 CoM has an innovative, L contemporary approach which equips students perfectly for working life as a 21st century musician.

 eeds College of Music is part L of Conservatoires UK, offering  a specialist music college education at an affordable fee.

 eeds has been voted Best L University Destination in the  UK and most cost effective  place to study in Britain.

LCoM has a vibrant and diverse culture, with students from about 40 countries and 20 nationalities represented among the staff.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

 ur staff and students are O friendly and helpful, and our Student Services team will  help you to settle down and  feel at home. Leeds has a fantastic music scene with all genres of  music represented and lots  of venues for student gigs  and performances.

Many Leeds College of Music graduates achieve successful careers within the music industry in classical, jazz, pop or music production. LCoM has its own performance venue, which hosts concerts  by student ensembles and professional artists, some free to students.  eeds is at the centre of the  L UK, within easy reach of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, London, Scotland and the  East and West coasts.

Leeds is a thriving city with excellent arts, heritage, sports and nightlife, but is also safe, voted the UK’s most female friendly city.

75

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music has  a Student Welfare Advisor with responsibility for international students as part of its Student Support team. The Student Support Unit also has a number of other specialist advisors who are there to assist with matters such as accommodation and finances, as well as offering support when needed with areas such as counselling and careers advice. English Language support is also provided for international students for whom English is not their first language. Advice and information on visas and immigration is provided by the Academic Administration Unit. Advice and Information The Student Welfare, Accommodation and International Advisor will be able to answer your questions and provide further information to help you, both before you apply and once you are a student at Leeds College of Music. The Advisor can offer specialist advice and information on immigration, visa requirements, suitable accommodation, local knowledge, cultural matters and other issues of interest to students from other countries.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

Accommodation International students aged 18 or over may be able to live in Joseph Stones House, LCoM's on-site student accommodation block. Residents have the convenience of having the College facilities on their doorstep, while the entertainment, shopping and cultural attractions of Leeds are just a few minutes walking distance away. For more information, please see page 188 or contact the Student Welfare Advisor on +44 113 222 3514 or by emailing a.best@lcm.ac.uk Welcome and Orientation When you arrive in Leeds, we will do all we can to help you settle into your new life in the UK. We will provide a full introduction to the college, including an orientation tour of Leeds and a Welcome reception for all international students. The Student Welfare Advisor also arranges social events for international students and visits to cultural and recreational attractions in Yorkshire. It may be possible for us to meet you at the airport or station on request. Language Support English language tuition is provided throughout your course in order to support your musical studies. This usually involves scheduled sessions with our learning support tutor, covering both written and spoken English. For students not meeting the English language requirements for their chosen course, we can provide information about suitable summer courses at a local language centre in Leeds. For further information, brochures and ESOL application details please contact the Student Welfare Advisor on +44 (0) 113 222 3514 or by emailing a.best@lcm.ac.uk

APPLYING TO LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC English Language If English is your second language, you must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 for HE programmes. These tests can be taken at British Council offices in many cities around the world. For more information visit www.ielts.org Visa Requirements In 2009, the UK Government introduced new tighter rules, based on a points system, for those wishing to study or work in the UK. If you wish to come to the UK as an international student you will need to apply for ‘entry clearance’ before you leave the country where you live to travel to the UK. (This means a visa if you are a visa national, or an entry certificate if you are a non-visa national). If you are already in the UK for the purpose of studying and your visa expires, you will need to extend it at least six to eight weeks before the expiry date in order to start a new course. There are limits as to how many years you can stay as a student.

All international students wishing to study at Leeds College of Music will now need to apply for entry as a ‘General Student’ under Tier 4 of the Points Based System of Immigration. If you wish to make a successful application you must read and understand the Home Office guidance, which is available at www.ukba. homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk For further information about applying for a visa, please see the International pages on our website www.lcm.ac.uk. You can also read impartial advice about all aspects of studying in the UK at www.ukcisa.org.uk Applications For details of how to apply please see page 176. Auditions For overseas students, auditions are normally carried out by audio visual recording. However, it may be possible to offer live auditions in selected countries. For information about overseas auditions, please see our website at www.lcm.ac.uk/ international-students

77

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Overseas Tuition Fee If you have not been normally living in the EU or UK for the three years before 1 September in the year you enrol, you may be required to pay the overseas tuition fee. The rules regarding residency and tuition fee status are complex, and if you have any doubts about your position you are advised to contact the Student Welfare, Accommodation and International Advisor on 0113 222 3514. Tuition fees may be paid in instalments from a UK bank account; however, a substantial deposit will be required at enrolment. Please see page 179 for details of international student fees.

FINANCIAL MATTERS

Discounts A discount of 5% is available to new Undergraduate entrants who pay the overseas tuition fee rate and pay the tuition fee in full at or before enrolment. Discounts are subject to annual review.

Further information If you have any queries about the courses, College facilities, or support for international students please contact the Course Enquiries Team on +44 (0)113 222 3416 or by emailing enquiries.assistant@lcm. ac.uk.

International Scholarships Leeds College of Music is able to offer a small number of one-year partial scholarships for International Students studying on the HE programmes. The International Scholarship is open to all students paying full international tuition fees, regardless of nationality. The maximum scholarship available per student is £3,000, and all award decisions will be made on the basis of musical excellence. Please see our website for scholarship application forms and closing date. For more information please contact the Course Enquiries Team at enquiries.assistant@lcm.ac.uk

It may be possible to put you in touch with a student from your own country who would be able to answer your questions by e-mail. There are educational agents in some countries who may be able to help with your application. For up to date information about agents please see our website at www.lcm. ac.uk/international-students

Funding for International Students You will need to allow at least £7,500 per year for your living costs, excluding the cost of travelling to the UK. Please note that overseas students are not able to receive any assistance from UK public funds, so before applying to the College you should consider carefully whether you could afford to study on the course. For more information about the costs involved, please see the International students’ money guide on the College website. www.lcm.ac.uk/international-students

Useful websites Immigration and study overseas advice British Council www.britishcouncil.org Education UK www.educationuk.org UK CISA www.ukcisa.org.uk UK Border Agency www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk UK Visa Information www.ukvisas.gov.uk Prepare for Success www.prepareforsuccess.org.uk

International students can get further advice from UKCISA at www.ukcisa.org.uk or from the British Council at www.britishcouncil.org.uk

79

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


"I have had a wonderful time studying  at Leeds College of Music, from BTEC National Diploma to Undergraduate Classical to Postgraduate Diploma  in Performance. There are a lot of performance opportunities for students including lunchtime concerts and ensembles. There are also many competitions and music festivals happening around Leeds and the surrounding area. I have gained such a valuable experience by participating in many of those events. In the past six years, with all the friendly and helpful teachers, student support members, and classmates, I can say this is the most precious time in my life ever!" – Doinique Chan (pictured, far right)

81

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


MY SOUND OF SUCCESS

83

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“As an International student, one of the best things about living in Leeds is being able to enjoy its vibrant music scene. Whether it’s small local pubs, medium-sized trendy bars or bigger renowned venues, the city offers a wide selection of artists across the musical spectrum performing constantly throughout the year. As a music student, I have found that going to gigs is the best way to find inspiration outside of Leeds College of Music. For this reason, moving to Leeds has been a crucial decision for my musical development that I will never forget.” Fernando Heftye (Mexico) Music Production

85

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“Leeds College of Music has driven my creativity and passion for music, through ensembles and individual performance opportunities. The course has molded my skills ready for the outside world, allowing me to feel confidence as to what the future holds as a full-time musician.� Rebecca Hill Classical

87

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“Leeds College of Music will always have a special place  in my heart. It has the right combination of inspirational tutors and academic rigour  to prepare any musician for the outside world!" Phil Meadows Jazz

“Leeds College of Music is  the perfect environment for performance based studies.  Over my three years here I have had the opportunity to work with jazz greats such as Mike Gibbs, Dave Liebman, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler to name  a few.” Max Sterling Jazz

89

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“I have had a great experience at Leeds College of Music. The college has been supportive of my own interests and I am constantly offered great advice. Leeds is an amazing student city with good nightlife and lots of performance opportunities for up-and-coming musicians. I will continue to use the knowledge I have learnt through my time at Leeds College of Music and develop a career in music.� Jade Ellins Popular

91

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“Since I left school I always dreamt of coming to Leeds to study. I remember reading the prospectus for Leeds College of Music and getting excited about the possibilities that awaited me. After studying here for two years I haven't looked back. The teachers and staff are excellent, the facilities are more then I could ask for and my fellow students have been amazing to work with. I cannot wait to begin my third year to complete my degree!� Jonny Cade Foundation Degree/Production

93

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“Leeds College of Music has been very beneficial for me, due to the number of performance opportunities that I have had. I auditioned for the concerto prize, and following this, I was a soloist in two orchestral concerts. As well as performing opportunities, I have particularly benefited from the music industry training, for example learning to build a website, developing a portfolio and meeting professionals who offer tailored career guidance.� Jenny Lloyd-Wilkinson Classical

95

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“Leeds has become my home away  from home. At Leeds College of Music  we don’t just learn about music, we  also learn about life. The teachers and staff are always supportive, trying to help each student reach their potential in a way which is natural and helpful for them. Both inside and outside of LCoM there is a huge variety of music genres and collaborations happening, from jazz to electroacoustic there’s something for everyone. However it’s the people of Leeds that make it such a great place to be. In two short years I have gained amazing friendships which will remain with me long after I graduate." Dan Taylor Jazz

97

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“My time at Leeds College of Music has been brilliant and the help and support of the Production lecturers has been invaluable. Studying Production at Leeds College of Music has opened up so many opportunities for me, including work with BBC Yorkshire and BBC Introducing. I am really excited about what the future holds.� Emma Knight Production

99

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“Leeds is a fantastic city for musicians and music lovers. There is a great choice of entertainment every night of the week if you know where to look. It's been a real pleasure to study at Leeds College of Music; we have benefitted greatly from the rehearsal and recording facilities which have been incredibly useful for us as a band.� Rob Platts and Chris Milligan of Buffalo Bones Popular

101

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“Dropping everything and leaving  your country for a place you‘ve  never been isn‘t easy, but my move to Leeds has been fantastic. Leeds College of Music is full of wonderful, knowledgeable and supportive staff, and the city itself has so many live venues for music. I'm so glad I made the move!” Katie Patterson (Canada) Jazz

103

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


“The most positive aspect of working and living in Leeds is the people and the contacts you can make. I’ve learnt to sell myself as a producer and ‘put yourself out there’ for everyone to see in a city with an ever expanding music scene. Leeds College of Music provides a solid foundation for any musician or producer, giving them a head start within the industry.” Wil Frost Production

105

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


108 120 132 142 152 158 164 172

BA (Hons) Music (Classical) BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) BA (Hons) Music (Popular) BA (Hons) Music (Production) BA (Hons) Music (Combined) BA (Hons) Music (Accelerated) Foundation Degree in Music Production Foundation Certificate in Music

COURSE INTRODUCTION

Leeds College of Music offers  a distinctive undergraduate  degree course with specialisms available in Jazz, Classical, Popular and Production. The BA (Hons) programme is distinguished by exceptional quality training which balances tuition in creative practice with applied musicianship and direct participation in professional studies. It offers the opportunity to work with a broad range of staff, students and industry professionals and to undertake specialist study within an extensive range of collaborative and interactive projects. Leeds College of Music is uniquely placed in the UK to meet the needs of the aspiring 21st century music professional, and provides high quality conservatoire training for the creative industries. Our undergraduate programmes are designed to prepare students to work as rounded members of the music profession as performers, composers, producers, community animateurs and teachers. We have a pioneering approach to the training of working musicians, and our curriculum has recently been revised to reflect the changing needs of both the profession and employers.

Specialist Study This element develops your core individual and collaborative skills in your specialist area (performance, composition or production) through individual, ensemble and studio tuition. Students also participate in creative projects giving further opportunities to specialise or broaden their musical education. Applied Musicianship Applied Musicianship develops your understanding of the relationship between theory and practice, covering areas such as harmony, composition, arranging and improvisation integrated with academic studies. Opportunities in years two and three allow students to specialise or broaden areas of interest through a range of optional modules. Professional Studies This component enables you to develop relevant professional skills through theoretical and practical opportunities. Students explore areas such as community music, pedagogy, music journalism, the music industry and professional development. LCoM's extensive range of visiting industry specialists contributes to the delivery of this element of the course.

107

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music offers a unique Higher Education environment for the study of classical music. It is the only conservatoire in the UK where such a diverse range of musicians and musical styles (Classical, Jazz, Popular and Production) work alongside each other and offer opportunities for collaboration across the genres. The Classical pathway is a flexible course with an emphasis on practical musicianship and creative development. It aims to provide students with the necessary skills in performance, composition and musicianship to equip them for their future career, making them ideally placed for the expanding number of opportunities for musicians with broad based musical experience.

It also provides an ideal grounding for progression to postgraduate study and teacher training. Leeds College of Music recognises that music and the music business are continually changing and developing. With a strong track record in training students for a career as a working musician in the 21st century, Leeds College of Music has a progressive approach and a contemporary focus. The course offers specialised training for performers and composers, and encourages students to develop an understanding of music in its social context, thereby enabling graduates to play their part in the ever evolving UK arts sector.

CLASSICAL

109

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BA (Hons) Music (Classical)

The BA (Hons) Music (Classical) degree consists of three strands (Specialist Study, Musicianship and Professional Studies) which encourages specialism whilst offering opportunities for cross genre collaboration and preparation for a career in the creative industries. Each strand continues through all three years to enable you to fully  develop your skills in each area.

Duration 3 years full-time UCAS Institution Code L30 UCAS Course Code W300 Validated by The University of Bradford Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

“My recommendation to all parents, career advice officers and secondary school music teachers - start at the doorway of Leeds College of Music” Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine

Specialist Study In each year the Specialist Study strand consists of: – Specialist Study 1-2-1: your one-to-one lesson and supporting class – Group Study: small ensembles – Specialist Projects: intensive projects which both support your specialist study and offer the opportunity to collaborate across genres In years one and two, your Specialist Study will focus on the development of your technical and musical skills both through your curriculum studies and through performance or composition opportunities. In the final year you will focus on your strengths working towards a major final performance or significant portfolio of compositions. Group Study provides the opportunity in all three years to develop the techniques and skills for effective preparation and ensemble performance of both standard and contemporary repertoire. Specialist Study composers will have the opportunity to compose for some of these ensembles and have their compositions realised.

Musicianship The Musicianship strand consists of: – Classical Musicianship: Integrated core music skills including theory and harmony, composing and arranging, aural skills and historical and cultural studies – Musicianship Options: e.g. Computer Based Composition, Composition and Production for the Moving Image, Music and Ideology, Electroacoustic Composition and Musical Direction In years one and two you will study the specialist musicianship skills needed to support your development as a classical musician in the 21st century. The approach will be integrated and holistic, developing your core skills though projects based around themes such as The Enlightenment, Patronage, Revolution, Nationalism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Futurism and Neo Classicism. In years two and three option choices will also give you the opportunity to apply your musicianship skills in a range of cross genre environments allowing you to develop the broader musical skills essential to sustain a successful portfolio career.

111

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Professional Studies The Professional Studies strand consists of: – Working in the Creative Industries: This year one module will introduce you to the professional framework and mechanisms of the creative industries as well as developing essential personal skills such as project management and learning literacies – Professional Studies Projects: In year two you will have option choices that enable you to study a range of topics designed to help you explore potential career opportunities as well as developing essential business and marketing skills. In year three you will undertake a substantial independent project in Community Music, Music Journalism or Events Management Auditions and Interviews If you are called for an audition or interview, you should ensure we receive the fee by the date specified in your offer of audition/interview letter and make every effort to attend.

Admission Requirements The normal entry requirements for this course is 240 points. 240 points is equivalent to grades of CCC at A2 Level or MMM for the BTEC National Diploma. Applicants will be required to achieve a C grade in Music if taking A2 levels. Applicants will also need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. All applicants will need to demonstrate through audition that they are of ABRSM Grade VIII standard or equivalent in their principal study instrument. All applicants are also required to have ABRSM/London College of Music Grade V theory or equivalent. Please note these do not count toward the 240 tariff points. All international students must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0

You must let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend on the designated day and we will endeavour to re-arrange the audition. Please note that we do not audition/interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for the most up-to-date audition and interview requirements and guidelines.

113

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Ashley Hicklin After graduating in 2007, Ashley Hicklin (pictured) signed a worldwide publishing deal with EMI which has led to him collaborating with and writing songs for a number of hit artists across Europe. He co-wrote the 2010 Belgium Eurovision entry, Me & My Guitar by Tom Dice. The song came 6th in the Competition held in Oslo and was a European-wide chart hit. Ashley’s debut album, Parrysland (Ferryhouse/Warners) was released in 2010 and he is currently demo-ing material for his second album. Whilst still at Leeds College of Music, his compositions were performed by London Sinfonietta, Goldberg Ensemble, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and COMA Orchestra. Jo Athroll On graduating in 2006, Jo worked at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra first as Artist and Recordings Administrator and then as Deputy Orchestra Manager. In 2008, Jo was appointed as Festivals Administrator to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Jo was recently appointed Production Manager in charge of classical music events at the Barbican Centre, London.

Katherine Gillham Katherine Gillham is an SPNM shortlisted composer, something she achieved within a year of graduating from LCoM. Katherine has had works performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, and has also written for Glyndebourne Youth Opera. Commissions and performances include an electroacoustic soundtrack for Rhys Fullerton’s short film Untitled and a collaboration with writer and director Chrys Salt; Baghdad 2003. She has trained in opera, jazz and contemporary improvisation and continues to perform and create new works with performance art company The Gyg.

Sarah Devonald Sarah Devonald has won several awards for her work on Radio 3. Over the years she has produced and worked on programmes including Mixing It, Private Passions and the Proms. She has also worked extensively in the music recording studio and has produced many sessions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nash Ensemble and countless chamber groups, plus a CD of Shostakovich’s Cheryomushki for the BBC Music Magazine. Sarah currently works as a freelance producer and writer. Neil Balfour Alumnus Neil is working across a number of music based areas, including an ambitious classical music project that involved getting his Leeds neighbourhood to embrace composition and music making! Neil also performs with orchestral pop band Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles, and is due to launch PianoLab, a company that promotes professional music teachers around Yorkshire, as well as running workshop and masterclass activity.

Andrew Smith Alumnus Andrew Smith had his composition, The Sword in the Stone, performed by the Hallé Orchestra in July 2010. The performance formed part of a project being run by the Hallé’s Education and Outreach Department. For the project, Andy worked with 80 deaf children composing a song cycle based on King Arthur and Merlin The piece was originally devised when Andrew was commissioned by The Lancashire Sinfonietta to write a 30 minute piece with narration.

ALUMNI PROFILES Photo: Ferryhouse

115

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Gemma Wild (pictured) Gemma Wild graduated from Leeds College of Music with a First Class honours degree in Music, followed by a Masters in Performance. While still a student Gemma was awarded the John Scheerer Prize for Woodwind, The Michael Grady Award for Composition, The Leeds University Armes Prize, the College Prize for Postgraduate Studies and The Robert Tebb Trophy for Outstanding Performance (Classical Style). During her time at Leeds College of Music she was commissioned to write a piece for the Goldberg Ensemble and collaborated with local poet Seni Seneviratne to write for the first Leeds Lieder+ festival. In 2007 Gemma was named as Lancashire Young Composer of the Year; 2009 saw Gemma collaborate with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Margaret Feaviour Margaret Feaviour was born in Leeds and studied at Leeds College of Music before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music. As a soprano with the BBC Singers, Margaret performs all over the UK and abroad, and contributes to the ensemble’s nationwide outreach programme. In addition to her work with the BBC Singers and as a soloist, she is a member of the choir at St. Margaret’s Church Westminster Abbey and the Parish Church of the Houses of Parliament. Camilla Bisengaliev Prize-winning oboist Camilla progressed from the college’s FE to HE programme gaining a Postgraduate Music qualification in 2005. Camilla, who has performed with the Orchestra of Opera North and the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, still regularly performs recitals at the College as part of the Concert Season. In February 2005 Camilla was invited to a prestigious event at Buckingham Palace, celebrating the contribution of music to UK culture. Camilla is currently a member of the Boreas Trio.

Elizabeth Mansfield Olivier Award nominated actress Elizabeth Mansfield studied at Leeds College of Music in the mid-1980s, specialising in opera performance. Elizabeth, who was in the original West End production of Godspell, is best known for her role as Music Hall singer Marie Lloyd in the musical Marie, a role written specifically for her. Marie was first produced by Elizabeth Mansfield and writer Steve Trafford in 1987. It opened at the City Varieties in Leeds and after a short tour went to the Edinburgh Festival and Drill Theatre, London. For her portrayal of Marie Lloyd, Elizabeth was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award, London Critic’s Award and a Sony Radio Award, for a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the show. View more alumni profiles at www.lcm.ac.uk or request a copy of our Friends & Alumni Newsletter for the most up-to-date alumni news.

117

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Classical Staff Listing Head of Undergraduate Studies (Classical and Jazz) Elisabeth Parry BA, ARCM Senior Lecturer (Specialist Study) Carl Vincent PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, FRSA, LRAM, PGCE, FHEA Principal Lecturer (Musicianship) David Fligg BA, MMus, PhD, FHEA

Classical Music Tutors Woodwind Visiting Professor Alan Hacker Flute/Piccolo Martyn Shaw MMusRAM, BMus, AGSMD(P), LGSMD(T), PGCE

Violin Kenneth Mitchell BA, MA, ARNCM, GRNCM

Oboe/Cor Anglais Cathy Lowe

Viola Kenneth Mitchell BA, MA, ARNCM, GRNCM

Clarinet Colin Honour Luca Luciano BMus, PG Cert

Cello Judith Burgin Dip RCM, ARCM Juliet Welchman

Bassoon TBC

Double Bass Paul Miller

Saxophone Sarah Markham GMus, RNCM, PPRNCM, MMus

Harp Georgina Wells

Brass Visiting Professor Paul Archibald French Horn Robert Ashworth GRNCM Paul Kampen BA, LRAM, ARCM, LTCL

STAFF LISTING

Strings Visiting Professor Wen Zhou Li

Trumpet Murray Greig David Hooper BMus Peter Mainwaring BSc Trombone Jonathan Enright DipPer RCM, ARCM Tuba TBC

Guitar Peter Batchelar GRNCM, BA Percussion Damien Harron PhD Keyboard Piano Julian Cima LLCM Nico de Villiers Jakob Fichert Mark Fitton GRNCM, PPRNCM Helen Reid BA, MA Organ Simon Lindley PhD

Vocal Studies Voice Jane Anthony ARNCM, Cert Ed Rosamund Cole BA, PGCE Paul Nilon PPRNCM Opera Skills Graham Coatman AMusM, BA Language for Singers Rosamund Cole BA, PGCE Ensembles John Anderson MMus Robert Ashworth GRNCM Graham Coatman AMusM, BA Marisa Davis BA, PGCE Angela Lloyd-Mosten BMus, PGDip Kenneth Mitchell BA, MA, ARNCM, GRNCM Martyn Shaw MMusRAM, BMus, AGSMD(P), LGSMD(T), PGCE Carl Vincent PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, FRSA, LRAM, PGCE, FHEA Staff Pianists Angela Lloyd-Mostyn BMus, PGDip (RNCM) Rachel Buxton BMus, PGDip (RCM) Specialist Study Composition Composition David Fligg BA, MMus, PhD, FHEA Damien Harron PhD Carl Vincent PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, FRSA, LRAM, PGCE, FHEA Peter Whitfield BMus, MMus, Dip Comp Accademia di Santa Cecilia

Creative Musicianship Graham Coatman AMusM, BA David Fligg BA, MMus, PhD, FHEA Damien Harron PhD Graham Hearn BMus, GTCL, DPhil Nick Katuszonek BA MMus Martyn Shaw MMusRAM, BMus, AGSMD(P), LGSMD(T), PGCE Carl Vincent PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, FRSA, LRAM, PGCE, FHEA Peter Whitfield BMus, MMus, Dip Comp Accademia di Santa Cecilia Professional Practice Conducting John Anderson MMus Community Music/Pedagogy Christine Bates BMus, MA, PGCE Music Journalism Carl Vincent PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, FRSA, LRAM, PGCE, FHEA Music Industry Katie Chatburn BMus For the most up-to-date staff listing please visit www.lcm.ac.uk To contact a member of staff by email please use the format initial.surname@lcm.ac.uk

Electroacoustic Composition Dale Perkins BA, PHD, PGCE, FHEA Oliver Hancock BMus, MA

119

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music offers a unique Higher Education environment for the study of jazz. It is the only conservatoire in the UK where such a diverse range of musicians and musical styles (Classical, Jazz, Popular and Production) work alongside each other and offer opportunities for collaboration across the genres. The Jazz pathway emphasises the understanding and development of improvisational/composition language and the spontaneous implementation of this into a traditional and contemporary context. It focuses on the creative and practical skills needed to develop and sustain a career in the creative industries.

Both performers and composers are encouraged to explore their creative potential across all areas of the curriculum within a contemporary and vibrant musical community; ensuring students have the necessary skills to be a working musician in the 21st century. The course is progressive and challenging enabling graduates to enter the workplace with both the specialist and wider skills required in the rapidly changing music industry. Industry involvement is integral to the course through both a series of high profile visiting professors and workshops as well staff members who combine their teaching with professional work in the music industry.

JAZZ

Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

121

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

The BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) degree  consists of three strands (Specialist Study, Musicianship and Professional Studies) which encourages specialism whilst offering opportunities for cross genre collaboration  and preparation for a career in the creative industries. Each strand continues through  all three years to enable you to fully develop your skills in each area.

Duration 3 years full-time UCAS Institution Code L30 UCAS Course Code W341 Validated by The University of Bradford Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

“[Leeds College of Music] offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to study music in an inspirational environment with top class facilities and excellent tuition.” Jazz alumnus, Snake Davis

Specialist Study In each year the Specialist Study strand consists of: – Specialist Study 1-2-1: your one-to-one lesson and supporting class – Group Study: small ensembles

Musicianship The Musicianship strand consists of: – Jazz Musicianship: Integrated core music skills including language and improvisation, aural awareness, harmony, composition/ arranging and rhythmic studies

– Specialist Projects: intensive projects – Musicianship Options: e.g. Computer which both support your specialist study Based Composition, Composition and offer the opportunity to collaborate and Production for the Moving Image, across genres Music and Ideology, Electroacoustic Composition, Indian Improvisation In years one and two your Specialist Study and Musical Direction will focus on the development of your technical and musical skills both through In years one and two you will study your curriculum studies and through the specialist musicianship skills needed performance opportunities. In the final to support your development as a year you will focus on your strengths jazz musician in the 21st century. working towards a major final performance The modules will focus on delivering or significant portfolio of compositions. a strong foundation of approaches to Throughout all three years there will improvisation/composition, depicted be a focus on the development of self from a wide range of repertoire. awareness as you aim to find an individual musical voice and sense of direction. In years two and three option choices will also give you the opportunity to apply your Group Study provides the opportunity in musicianship skills in a range of cross all three years to develop the techniques genre environments allowing you to and skills for effective preparation and develop the broader musical skills ensemble performance of both standard essential to sustain a successful and contemporary repertoire. Specialist portfolio career. Study composers will have the opportunity to compose for a range of ensembles, varying in style, size and instrumentation. In the final year you will focus on your strengths working towards a major final performance or significant portfolio of compositions.

123

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Professional Studies The Professional Studies strand consists of: – Working in the Creative Industries: This year one module will introduce you to the professional framework and mechanisms of the creative industries as well as developing essential personal skills such as project management and learning literacies – Professional Studies Projects: In year two you will have option choices that enable you to study a range of topics designed to help you explore potential career opportunities as well as developing essential business and marketing skills. In year three you will undertake a substantial independent project in Community Music, Music Journalism or Events Management Auditions and Interviews If you are called for an audition or interview, you should ensure we receive the fee by the date specified in your offer of audition/ interview letter and make every effort to attend.

Admission Requirements The normal entry requirements for this course is 240 points. 240 points is equivalent to grades of CCC at A2 Level or MMM for the BTEC National Diploma. Applicants will be required to achieve a C grade in Music if taking A2 levels. Applicants will also need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. All applicants will need to demonstrate through audition that they are of ABRSM Grade VIII standard or equivalent in their principal study instrument. All applicants are also required to have ABRSM/London College of Music Grade V theory or equivalent. Please note these do not count toward the 240 tariff points. All international students must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0.

You must let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend on the designated day and we will endeavour to re-arrange the audition. Please note that we do not audition/interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for the most up-to-date audition and interview requirements and guidelines.

125

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Trio VD (pictured) Comprising Leeds College of Music alumni Chris Sharkey and Chris Bussey, alongside band member Christophe de Bezenac, Trio VD celebrated their debut album being named as Mojo Magazine’s Jazz Album of the Year 2009. Signed to the Babel label, the trio has seen an increase in popularity not only locally, but nationally as well, due to their sensational live performances and recent 4 star reviews in Mojo and Jazzwise. Time Out magazine described Trio VD as "earth shattering, taking a sledgehammer to preconceived limitations of jazz". Chris Sharkey is also a member of Acoustic Ladyland. Matt Anderson Tenor-saxophonist Matt Anderson graduated in 2010 with First Class Honours and was awarded the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance (Jazz). Since graduating, Matt has been busy as a professional freelance musician working across the UK, and was named ‘Young Musician of the Year’ in the Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010. The same year Matt was a ‘Jazz Futures’ recipient, a Yorkshire-based scheme which provides two years mentoring and career development for three jazz musicians in the early part of their career.

ALUMNI PROFILES Photo: Saffron Tree

Michael Spearman Michael Spearman – drummer in award winning band Everything Everything – graduated from the BA Jazz Studies degree in 2007. Everything Everything’s debut album ‘Man Alive’ was released in August 2010 and debuted in the UK Album Chart Top 20. In 2011, the band won The Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards and performed at Glastonbury and Leeds Festival. Eddie Hick In December 2010, a few months after graduating, Eddie was named as one of Jazzwise’s musicians to look out for in 2011. Around the same time, he was hand-picked by Gilad Atzmon to join Aztmon’s Orient House Ensemble as their new drummer. While at College, Eddie performed with Tomorrows Warriors and featured on BBC1’s The One Show demonstrating his drum technique. Eddie also took part in The Louisville Student Exchange, a project allowing three Leeds College of Music students and one alumnus to participate in Jazz Fest 2009, USA. Ruby Wood A former recipient of the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz/Yamaha/Classic FM Jazz Scholarship, alumna Ruby Wood is fast becoming one of the UK’s most in-demand vocalists having recently toured with Bonobo. Submotion Orchestra, the band Ruby is vocalist for, is championed by DJ Gilles Peterson and featured on his Brownswood Bubbles compilation. The band released their debut album in June 2011 and will perform at a number of UK and International festivals this year, including Glastonbury.

Alan Barnes Internationally renowned saxophonist Alan Barnes studied at the College from 1977 – 1980. Over the last 30 years Alan has featured in numerous jazz orchestras (including the BBC Big Band and the Humphrey Lyttleton Band), and performed/ recorded with artists as diverse as Björk, Stan Tracey and Van Morrison. Alan has won many prestigious jazz awards throughout his career – including the British Jazz Award for best alto saxophonist a record five times. The Guardian described Alan as “one of the UK’s key figures keeping the nonmetropolitan jazz scene alive, and in the work he does with regional youth bands, he’s a continuing inspiration to the next generation too”. James Hamilton Alumnus James Hamilton was named as BASCA British Composer of the Year (Contemporary Jazz) 2010 for his composition The Causeway Suite. The album of the same name was recorded by his Jazz Orchestra at Leeds College of Music and features many acclaimed players from the Leeds scene. At the 2011 Jazz Yorkshire Awards, James was named as Composer/Arranger of the Year and his Jazz Orchestra was awarded Big Band of the Year. 2011 will see James undertaking an Arts Council funded project exploring the relationships between social media and jazz!

127

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Pete Wareham Saxophonist and composer Pete Wareham graduated from Leeds College of Music in the early 90s. His band Acoustic Ladyland have been described as “a high energy punk jazz hybrid” (Time Out) and “genre-bending jazz musicians” (Music Week). The bands sophomore album Last Chance Disco was released in 2005 and named as Jazzwise’s album of the year; its follow-up, Skinny Grin, was released in 2006. The band’s most recent album (and subsequently last in their current formation) was released in 2009. Pete is also a member of Mercury Music Prize nominated band Polar Bear. Jim Corry Saxophonist Jim Corry has recorded, toured and performed with some of the world’s most high profile musicians. He has undertaken three world tours (Corinne Bailey Rae, 2006/07; Mark Ronson 2008; Jamiroquai 2011) and is credited on a number of Grammy and Brit-nominated albums. Jim has performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Live Earth and Sonar; and appeared on TV shows ranging from David Letterman and Oprah to TOTP and Later with Jools Holland. Closer to home, Jim is a member of The Haggis Horns.

Snake Davis Snake Davis is one of the UK’s leading saxophonists. He has recorded and worked with some of the biggest names on the popular music scene, including Sir Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, Kylie, Amy Winehouse, M-People, Primal Scream and Tina Turner. Snake is a multi-talented musician, playing various saxophones, flutes and whistles, as well as singing, writing, producing and directing his own music. Becki Biggins (pictured) Grammy-nominated alumna Becki Biggins’ collaboration with musician Paul Hardcastle, Hardcastle 5, was a US Smooth Jazz Chart number one for eight weeks and she was named Billboard’s Best Smooth Jazz Artist 2009 and Best Newcomer 2008 at the Marlborough International Jazz Festival. She was nominated for a Best Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy in 2009. Becki has recently combined her talents with that of the legendary musical director Laurie Holloway and pianist/ arranger Malcolm Edmonstone for her second album The +Ve. View more alumni profiles at www.lcm.ac.uk or request a copy of our Friends & Alumni Newsletter for the most up-to-date alumni news.

129

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Jazz Staff Listing Head of Undergraduate Studies (Classical and Jazz) Elisabeth Parry BA, ARCM Senior Lecturer (Specialist Study) Russell van Den Berg PGCert, GLCM Principal Lecturer (Musicianship) Jamil Sheriff BA

Jazz Tutors Saxophone Jim Corry BA Victoria Freestone PGDip, LGSM, GCLCM Simon Kaylor BA, PGDip, MMus Rob Mitchell BA, MMus, PGCE Joel Purnell BA Russell van Den Berg PGCert, GLCM Jazz Clarinet Luca Luciano BMus, PG Cert Trumpet Neil Yates BA (Hons), MA, LGSM Trombone Jonathan Enright DipPer RCM, ARCM Kevin Holbrough GDipLCM Guitar Ulrich Elbracht Dip Jiannis Pavlidis MMus Jamie Taylor BA, MMus Acoustic/Electric Bass Zoltan Dekany BA, MMus, MA Garry Jackson BA

Piano Les Chisnall Jamil Sheriff BA Drum kit Peter Fairclough GCLCM David Walsh Voice Kari Nergaard Bleivik BA, PGDip, MMus Ensembles Jim Corry BA Christophe De Bezenac DEM (BA), MA, Spécialisation (MPhil), PhD Russell van Den Berg PGCert, GLCM Edgar Jones BA Simon Kaylor BA Rob Mitchell BA, MMus, PGCE Kari Nergaard Bleivik BA, PGDip, MMus Jiannis Pavlidis MMus Jamil Sheriff BA Dave Walsh Specialist Study Composition Jamil Sheriff BA

Creative Musicianship Jesse Bannister GCLCM Christophe De Bezenac DEM (BA), MA, Spécialisation (MPhil), PhD Graham Hearn BMus, GCTL, DPhil Dave Kane BA, MA Simon Kaylor BA Jamil Sheriff BA Jamie Taylor BA, MMus Russell van den Berg PGCert, GLCM Katherine Williams BMus, MA Lawrence Woof Professional Practice Musical Direction Rob Mitchell BA, MMus PGCE Music Pedagogy/Community Music Christine Bates BMus, MA, PGCE Music Journalism Carl Vincent PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, FRSA, LRAM, PGCE, FHEA For the most up-to-date staff listing please visit www.lcm.ac.uk To contact a member of staff by email please use the format initial.surname@lcm.ac.uk

STAFF LISTING 131

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music offers a unique Higher Education environment for the study of popular music. It is the only conservatoire in the UK where such a diverse range of musicians and musical styles (Classical, Jazz, Popular and Production) work alongside each other and offer opportunities for collaboration across the genres. The Popular pathway emphasises the creative and practical skills needed to develop and sustain a career in the creative industries. Leeds College of Music also has a strong tradition of preparing students for post graduate studies and teacher training. Both performers and composers are encouraged to explore their creative potential across all areas of the curriculum within a contemporary and vibrant musical community; ensuring students have the necessary skills to be a working musician in the 21st century.

The course is progressive and challenging enabling graduates to enter the workplace with both the specialist and wider skills required in the rapidly changing music industry. Industry involvement is integral to the course through both a series of high profile visiting professors and workshops as well staff members who combine their teaching with professional work within the music industry.

POPULAR

133

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BA (Hons) Music (Popular)

The BA (Hons) Music (Popular) degree consists of three strands (Specialist Study, Musicianship and Professional Studies) which encourages specialism whilst offering opportunities for cross genre collaboration and preparation for a career in the creative industries. Each strand continues through all three years to enable you to fully develop your skills in each area.

“My first visit to Leeds College of Music proved a positive experience with students and staff alike. A productive and creative atmosphere greets as you go through the doors.” Ash Soan Drummer for Adele and Robbie Williams

Duration 3 years full-time UCAS Institution Code L30 UCAS Course Code W302 Validated by The University of Bradford Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

Specialist Study

Musicianship

In each year the Specialist Study strand consists of:

The Musicianship strand consists of:

– Specialist Study 1-2-1: your one-to-one lesson and supporting class – Group Study: small ensembles – Specialist Projects: intensive projects which both support your specialist study and offer the opportunity to collaborate across genres In years one and two your Specialist Study will focus on the development of your technical and musical skills both through your curriculum studies and through performance or composition opportunities. As a performance student you will be encouraged to perform your own material or original interpretations of existing material whilst ensuring that key repertoire is also studied. As a composition student, you will be encouraged to compose your own material in pursuit of your own unique style, whilst ensuring that key compositional styles are also studied. In the final year you will focus on your strengths working towards a major final performance or significant portfolio of compositions.

– Popular Musicianship: Integrated core music skills including theory and harmony, composing and arranging, aural skills and historical and cultural studies – Musicianship Options: e.g. Computer Based Composition, Composition and Production for the Moving Image, Music and Ideology, Electroacoustic Composition and Musical Direction In years one and two you will study the specialist musicianship skills needed to support your development as a popular musician in the 21st century. Core skills will be learnt through integrated projects which will enable you to apply fundamental musical skills and knowledge to contemporary popular music. In years two and three, option choices will also give you the opportunity to apply your musicianship skills in a range of cross genre environments allowing you to develop the broader musical skills essential to sustain a successful portfolio career.

Group Study provides students with the opportunity to develop their band based rehearsal techniques and performance skills through all three years of the course. In year one, bands are encouraged to develop a foundation in both cover and original performance skills. Throughout years two and three, bands will continue to work across a range of style, ultimately focussing on a final major performance.

135

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Professional Studies The Professional Studies strand consists of: – Working in the Creative Industries: This year one module will introduce you to the professional framework and mechanisms of the creative industries as well as developing essential personal skills such as project management and learning literacies – Professional Studies Projects: In year two you will have option choices that enable you to study a range of topics designed to help you explore potential career opportunities as well as developing essential business and marketing skills. In year three you will undertake a substantial independent project in Community Music, Music Journalism or Events Management Auditions and Interviews

Admission Requirements The normal entry requirements for this course is 240 points. 240 points is equivalent to grades of CCC at A2 Level or MMM for the BTEC National Diploma. Applicants will be required to achieve a C grade in Music if taking A2 levels. Applicants will also need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. All applicants will need to demonstrate through audition that they are of ABRSM Grade VIII standard or equivalent in their principal study instrument. All applicants are also required to have ABRSM/London College of Music Grade V theory or equivalent. Please note these do not count toward the 240 tariff points. All international students must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0

If you are called for an audition or interview, you should ensure we receive the fee by the date specified in your offer of audition/ interview letter and make every effort to attend. You must let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend on the designated day and we will endeavour to re-arrange the audition. Please note that we do not audition/interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for the most up-to-date audition and interview requirements and guidelines.

137

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


ALUMNI PROFILES

Photo: James Rhodes

Ellen and the Escapades (pictured) Regulars on the UK alt-folk scene, Ellen and the Escapades is BA Popular Music graduates Chris Quick, Jeff Schneider and James Warrender, alongside former Leeds College of Music students Ellen Smith and Andy Calder. After impressing judges at the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition the band won the highly coveted prize of playing Glastonbury Festival 2010. The band performed on five stages over the course of the festival and was named by Q as one of the highlights of the weekend. The band performed at Glastonbury again this year, invited back by festival organiser Emily Eavis to open The Park Stage. The band will spend most of the summer touring UK and international festivals, including Green Man and Bestival. Emily Lynn Popular Music alumna Emily Lynn is currently touring the world with The Australian Pink Floyd. Having sold over three million tickets in concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating. Having joined the tour in early 2011, Emily has already performed at some of the world’s largest venues and is due to tour the US for six weeks in October/November. Emily has worked with recording artists, choirs, gospel groups and orchestras, often specialising in a capella vocal techniques.

Sketches Leeds-based band Sketches – comprising BA Popular Music Studies graduates Matt Hutt, John Arkell and Luke Rodgers alongside BA Music Production graduate James McBrien – formed while students at Leeds College of Music. Since graduating, the band has been extensively touring the UK in support of the likes of Manchester Orchestra, Captain, Blue Roses and The Thermals. In February 2011, the band released the BBC 6Music-playlisted single My Father’s Son, which was produced by Richard Formby, whose credits include Wild Beasts’ Mercury Prize nominated album Two Dancers. Luke Fitton At the time of writing, former student Luke Fitton is touring the world as guitarist on Kylie Minogue’s record-breaking Aphrodite/Les Folies world tour. Prior to the three month Kylie tour, Luke was regularly performing with BBC Sound of 2011-nominated artist Clare McGuire. In 2009, Luke was recruited to the band Vagabond through auditions held at LCoM by Xenomania records. The band reached Number 2 on iTunes with debut album, You Don’t Know the Half of It, and performed at Glastonbury, Leeds Festival and T4 on the Beach. Although the band split in early 2010, Luke continued to work with Xenomania Records as songwriter and in-house musician.

139

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Chantel McGregor Once described as a “prodigy” by a major label A&R head, blues guitarist Chantel achieved a number of prizes from LCoM, including the Leeds College of Music Prize for Outstanding Musicianship. Chantel gained a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music in July 2009 and has gone on to develop a successful career on the UK and International blues music scene. She is now performing both solo and with her band, including a number of festivals throughout Europe. Her debut album, Like No Other was released this year and tracks have received airplay on a number of BBC Radio 2 specialist music shows. Dan McDougall Since graduating in 2010, Dan has performed with the California-based band Crown Jewel Defense. The band supported All Time Low during UK and European dates at the start of February and headlined their own UK tour during July 2011, with a number of gigs at O2 Academies. Dan regularly plays with a number of other bands including Kid Cosmic – support act for OK GO in early 2011 – and Young Ideas, one of the bands featured on Leeds College of Music ‘Music Happens Here’ album.

Paul Thomas Saunders Popular Music graduate Paul Thomas Saunders has supported Joan As Policewoman and Blue Roses on tour, performing at some of the UK’s most iconic music venues. Paul headlined one of the stages at the 2011 Live at Leeds music festival, alongside other headliners including Pulled Apart by Horses, Aloe Blac and Ana Calvi. Paul’s single Lilac & Wisteria was released on limited edition CD as well as download through iTunes. This will be followed by the release of Paul's third EP entitled, The Lunar Veterans Guide to Re-entry, later in the year. View more alumni profiles at www.lcm.ac.uk or request a copy of our Friends & Alumni Newsletter for the most up-to-date alumni news.

Popular Music Staff Listing Head of Undergraduate Studies (Popular and Music Production) Charlotte Orba MA, GCLCM Senior Lecturer (Specialist Study) Danny Cope BA Senior Lecturer (Musicianship) Andrew West MA Popular Music Tutors Guitar Ulrich Elbracht Dip Johnny Flockton BA, ATCC, LGSM, PGCE Jiannis Pavlidis MMus Kristian Rozells BA Electric Bass Colin Sutton BA, MMus Drum kit Nick Katuszonek BA, MMus Dave Walsh

Piano/Keyboards Andrew Hickey GDPLM, CertEd Voice Nicki Allan GCLCM, PGCE Kari Nergaard Bleivik BA, PGDip, MMus Dane Chalfin Graham Saunders Specialist Study Composition Katie Chatburn BMus Danny Cope BA Ulrich Elbracht Dip Morag Galloway BA Daniel Green BA Andrew Hickey GDPLM, CertEd Edgar Jones BA Alistair Jowett BA, MA Kristian Rozells BA Andrew West MA

Creative Musicianship Bhupinder Singh Chaggar BSc Danny Cope BA Jason Ellis BA Morag Galloway BA, MMus Daniel Green BA Dale Gutteridge BA, PGCE Jack Harbord BA Andrew West MA Professional Practice Christine Bates BMus, MA, PGCE Simon Beddoe BA Brian Morrell Dip, CertEd, MA Bhupinder Singh Chaggar BSc Steve Turner Carl Vincent PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, FRSA, LRAM, PGCE, FHEA For the most up-to-date staff listing please visit www.lcm.ac.uk To contact a member of staff by email please use the format initial.surname@lcm.ac.uk

STAFF LISTING 141

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music offers a unique Higher Education environment for the study of music production. It is the only conservatoire in the UK where music producers can work alongside and collaborate with such a diverse range of musicians and musical styles (Classical, Jazz, Popular). Production at Leeds College of Music is seen as a highly creative pursuit where, through the use of specialist studio facilities and associated software, you will manage the production of original material working collaboratively and individually. The Production pathway allows students to develop the musical, production and personal skills required to realise production projects across a wide range of musical genres.

The course is designed to bring together core musical skills with contemporary music production techniques ensuring students have the necessary proficiency and aptitude for developing and sustaining a career in the 21st century. Leeds College of Music also has a strong tradition of preparing students for post graduate studies and teacher training. The creative industries are rapidly changing and require motivated, adaptable and skilled musicians and producers; this progressive course allows both the acquisition of the specialist skills required as well as providing a breadth of wider opportunities ensuring you can work across range of industries and genres. Integral to the course are the links to the music industry. You will have access to staff, visiting professors, artists, songwriters and producers all of whom are active in the contemporary music scene.

PRODUCTION

143

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BA (Hons) Music (Production)

The BA (Hons) Music (Production) degree consists of three strands (Specialist Study, Musicianship and Professional Studies),  which encourages specialism whilst offering opportunities for cross genre collaboration  and preparation for a career in the creative industries. Each strand continues through  all three years to enable you to fully develop your skills in each area.

“My involvement with Leeds College of Music has brought me into contact with both staff and students, and I’m always impressed by the level of enthusiasm, which says a lot for the standards of teaching, and the inspiration that it obviously engenders.” Mick Glossop Visiting Professor in Music Production

Duration 3 years full-time UCAS Institution Code L30

Specialist Study

Musicianship

In each year the Specialist Study strand consists of:

The Musicianship strand consists of:

– Specialist Study (Studio): Working and producing in the studios in small groups

UCAS Course Code W301

– Group Study: Creating material in the Mac Labs using a variety of software packages

Validated by The University of Bradford

– Specialist Projects: Intensive projects which both support your specialist study and offer the opportunity to collaborate across genres

Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

In years one and two your specialist study will focus on developing the musical, production and personal skills required to plan and realise a variety of production projects. You will work in small groups in well equipped studios recording and producing material and learning the relevant studio techniques using both hardware and software. In the final year you will focus on your strengths working on an individual basis, towards a major final project reflecting your skills and interests as a music producer. Group Study provides, in years one and two, the opportunity to implement your creative ideas through a variety of software packages ranging from traditional DAW programmes such as Logic through to more live performance based programmes e.g. Ableton and Max MSP. In the final year you are able to bring all these skills together in order to produce a creative multi-disciplinary collaborative project.

– Music Production Musicianship: Integrated core music skills including theory and harmony, composing and arranging, aural skills, production analysis and historical and cultural studies –

Musicianship Options: e.g. Computer Based Composition, Composition and Production for the Moving Image, Music and Ideology, Electroacoustic Composition and Musical Direction

In years one and two you will study the specialist musicianship skills needed to support your development as a music producer in the 21st century. Core skills will be learned through integrated projects which will enable you to apply fundamental musical skills and knowledge to contemporary music. In years two and three option choices will also give you the opportunity to apply your musicianship skills in a range of cross genre environments allowing you to develop the broader musical skills essential to sustain a successful portfolio career.

145

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Professional Studies The Professional Studies strand consists of:

Admission Requirements The normal entry requirements for this course is 240 points.

– Working in the Creative Industries: This year one module will introduce you to the professional framework and mechanisms of the creative industries as well as developing essential personal skills such as project management and learning literacies

240 points is equivalent to grades of CCC at A2 Level or MMM for the BTEC National Diploma. Applicants will be required to achieve a C grade in Music if taking A2 levels.

–

Professional Studies Projects: In year two you will have option choices that enable you to study a range of topics designed to help you explore potential career opportunities as well as developing essential business and marketing skills. In year three you will undertake a substantial independent project in Community Music, Music Journalism or Events Management

Auditions and Interviews If you are called for an audition or interview, you should ensure we receive the fee by the date specified in your offer of audition/interview letter and make every effort to attend.

Applicants will also need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. All applicants will need to demonstrate through audition that they are of ABRSM Grade VIII standard or equivalent in their principal study instrument. All applicants are also required to have ABRSM/London College of Music Grade V theory or equivalent. Please note these do not count toward the 240 tariff points. All international students must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0.

You must let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend on the designated day and we will endeavour to re-arrange the audition. Please note that we do not audition/interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for the most up-to-date audition and interview requirements and guidelines.

Photo: Barnaby Aldrick

147

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Benjamin Gordon aka Benji Boko DJ, producer and performer Benji Boko, a 2008 graduate from the Production programme, signed to Nightmares on Wax’s Wax On record label in 2007 while still a student. His first single The Jungle VIP reached iTunes’ Top 20 Electronic music chart and was featured on the best selling 2009 Wax On compilation CD. Benji released his debut album Beats, Treats and All Things Unique on Tru Thoughts Records in June 2011. The first single to be lifted from the LP is Where My Heart Is, featuring Maxi Jazz (Faithless). Christopher Mercer aka Rusko Rusko, who is signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent record label, released his debut album O.M.G. in 2010, the same year he co-produced the third album from Grammynominated artist M.I.A. Rusko was also involved in the early stages of Britney Spears’ 2011 album Femme Fetale and has collaborated with Rihanna, TI and Cyprus Hill. As a songwriter, he has written forthcoming material for UK chart star Pixie Lott. Rusko has headlined over 50 shows in North America this year alone, and is due to co-headline a number of dates with Big Boi from OutKast.

Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts (pictured) Multi-instrumentalists Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts graduated from the Production degree in 2007 and have been performing together on the folk scene since 2006. Having been recognised with several accolades, including winning Bright Young Things and the New Roots Award in 2007, the duo released their self-penned debut album Shadows & Half Light in November 2008. Katriona and Jamie were nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Award in 2010, a year that also saw the duo complete a nationwide tour, land the coveted opening slot on Fairport Convention's 2011 tour, and release their much-anticipated second album, Up from the Deep.

Tom Bramley Recent Production graduate Tom Bramley secured a prestigious six-month internship at the world famous Skyline Studios in New York, USA. The studio has worked with some of the biggest names in music including David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Miles Davis and Mariah Carey to name a few. Tom has been working under studio owner Jonathan Mover, a producer/drummer/composer whose credits range from Aretha Franklin, Shakira, Alice Cooper and GTR to Joe Satriani, Fuel and Everlast. One of Tom’s first jobs at Skyline Studios was working with acclaimed musician Chick Corea.

Chris Mayes-Wright Alumnus Chris Mayes-Wright was appointed Artist and Media Relations Manager for Focusrite Audio Engineering in 2009. Prior to this, Chris was the News Editor at Sound On Sound Magazine, the world's premier music recording technology magazine.

ALUMNI PROFILES Photo: Leah Carvell

149

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Gavin Miller and Thomas Ragsdale Alumni Gavin Miller and Thomas Ragsdale are at the cutting edge of the UK electronic music scene. As worriedaboutsatan, the duo released the single Heart Monitor in 2010, the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Arrivals. Arrivals made a number of ‘End of Year’ charts including The Silent Ballet’s albums of 2009 and the top 10 Drowned in Sound Poll. More recently the duo has become Ghosting Season, a new project concentrating on a different approach to electronic music. Ghosting Season’s debut video premiered on the NME website, a few months after the duo was named by DiS as one of the bands ‘to watch’ in 2011. Ben McAvoy Production graduate Ben McAvoy started his company WMP in 2007 to create music composition and sound design for advertising, broadcast and moving image projects, and clients have included the Post Office, Imperial College London, Toshiba and Leeds College of Music. Ben also composed the music for short film CGIBrows, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Virgin Media Shorts Competition 2009. Ben, who has been mentored by Rick Armstrong (ex Saatchi Dubai), represented Leeds College of Music at the VentureFest University Showcase in February 2010.

Ed Spear BA Music Production graduate Ed Spear is currently working with some of biggest stars in Blues. Ed relocated to Nashville Tennessee, interning at the House of Blues Studio where he has worked with Grammy Award winning producers Mitch Dane and Vance Powell (The Raconteurs, Buddy Guy, Built Blackbird Studios) on projects for The White Stripes, Blooddrunk Shenanigans and Matthew Perryman-Jones. Ed is also credited on the album from JJ Heller, US iTunes’ No.1 singer songwriter of 2010, and is currently mixing her forthcoming releases. With Vance Powell, Ed also tracked and assisted on Humming House’s album and even starred in their video. View more alumni profiles at www.lcm.ac.uk or request a copy of our Friends & Alumni Newsletter for the most up-to-date alumni news.

Music Production Staff Listing Head of Undergraduate Studies (Popular and Music Production) Charlotte Orba MA, GCLCM Senior Lecturer in Music Production (Specialist Study) Craig Golding BA (Hons) PGCE Senior Lecturer in Music Production (Musicianship) Brian Morrell Dip, CertEd, MA Course Leader, Foundation Degree in Music Production Jez Pritchatt BSc Lecturer, Foundation Degree in Music Production Alexander MacDonald Halliday BA, PGCert PAE Specialist Study (Production) Paul Bailey BA, MA Lee Bloomfield BA, PGCE Jason Ellis BA Craig Golding BA, PGCE Alexander MacDonald Halliday BA, PGCert PAE Alistair Jowett BA, MA Adam Martin BA, MA Neil Myers Grad Dip LCM, MMus Bhupinder Singh Chaggar BSc

Musicianship (Production) Danny Cope BA Craig Golding BA, PGCE Alistair Jowett BA, MA Jez Prichatt BSc Mike Lehnert BA Brian Morrell Dip, CertEd, MA Neil Myers Grad Dip LCM, MMus Bhupinder Singh Chaggar BSc Professional Practice Christine Bates BMus, MA, PGCE Brian Morrell Dip, CertEd, MA Jez Prichatt BSc For the most up-to-date staff listing please visit www.lcm.ac.uk To contact a member of staff by email please use the format initial.surname@lcm.ac.uk

STAFF LISTING 151

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music is unique in offering music courses across four pathways – Classical, Jazz, Production and Popular. In addition Leeds College of Music is the only conservatoire in the UK where you can combine two specialisms to pursue a broader curriculum. The combined pathway (BA (Hons) Music (Combined*) still allows you to develop the specific musical skills within your main focus of study (major), but also allows a formal development of your skills in a secondary area (minor). Whether majoring as a performer, composer or producer you will develop, in the appropriate genre, the creative and technical skills required for a sustained career in the 21st century. Your minor choice will then give you the opportunity to broaden your studies to include group study in another pathway.

The combined course is ideal for musicians who have a similar and appropriate competency in two of the four specialist pathways (Classical, Jazz, Production and Popular) and wish to combine these specialisms within their degree. Leeds College of Music also has a strong tradition of preparing students for post graduate studies and teacher training.

COMBINED*

*Actual award title will reflect the major/ minor combination e.g. BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Production)

153

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BA (Hons) Music (COMBINED*)

The BA (Hons) Music (Combined*) degree consists of three strands (Specialist Study, Musicianship and Professional Studies).  Each strand continues through all three  years to enable you to fully develop your skills in each area.

Duration 3 years full-time UCAS Institution Code L30 UCAS Course Code W303 Validated by The University of Bradford Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

“I believe Leeds College of Music is the best place to go in Europe. Leeds’ reputation is growing stronger every year. If I were young and living in the UK or Europe I would definitely favour Leeds over Berklee.”

This Combined pathway requires you to select a major and minor mode of study within the Specialist Study strand. Your major will relate to your Specialist Study 1-2-1/Studio and your minor will relate to Group Study. The specialist aspect of Musicianship will be taught within the same pathway as your chosen major e.g. if you are a Production major you will attend Production musicianship classes. Professional Studies is common to all students.

Specialist Projects: intensive projects which both support your specialist study and offer the opportunity to collaborate across genres. The detail of the Specialist Study 1-2-1 and group study of each pathway can be found in the appropriate specialist pathway (Classical, Jazz, Production and Popular). Musicianship The Musicianship strand consists of:

– You will choose your major specialism from: – Performance (Classical, Jazz or Popular): your 1-2-1 lesson – and supporting class OR – Composition (Classical, Jazz or Popular): your 1-2-1 lesson and supporting class OR Specialist Study Major (Specialist Study 1-2-1/Studio)

Specialist Musicianship: Integrated core music skills. You will study the same musicianship pathway as that of your major study. Please see the appropriate specialist pathway for details Musicianship Options: e.g. Computer Based Composition, Composition and Production for the Moving Image, Music and Ideology, Electroacoustic Composition and Musical Direction

– Production: working and producing in the studios in small groups

Dominic Miller Sting’s guitarist

*Actual award title will reflect the major/ minor combination e.g BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Production)

In years one and two you will study the specialist musicianship skills needed to support your development as a musician Minor (Group Study) in the 21st century. Core skills will be You will choose your minor specialism from: learned through integrated projects which will enable you to apply fundamental – Jazz Group Study: small combos/ musical skills and knowledge to your ensembles OR specialist area of music. – Classical Group Study: small In years two and three option choices ensembles OR will also give you the opportunity to apply your musicianship skills in a range of cross – Popular Group Study: small genre environments allowing you to develop pop bands OR the broader musical skills essential to – Production Group Study creating sustain a successful portfolio career. material in the Mac labs using a variety of software packages

155

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Professional Studies The Professional Studies strand consists of:

Admission Requirements The normal entry requirements for this course is 240 points.

– Working in the Creative Industries: This year one module will introduce you to the professional framework and mechanisms of the creative industries as well as developing essential personal skills such as project management and learning literacies

240 points is equivalent to grades of CCC at A2 Level or MMM for the BTEC National Diploma. Applicants will be required to achieve a C grade in Music if taking A2 levels.

– Professional Studies Projects: In year two you will have option choices that enable you to study a range of topics designed to help you explore potential career opportunities as well as developing essential business and marketing skills. In year three you will undertake a substantial independent project Auditions and Interviews If you are called for an audition or interview, you should ensure we receive the fee by the date specified in your offer of audition/ interview letter and make every effort to attend.

Applicants will also need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. All applicants will need to demonstrate through audition that they are of ABRSM Grade VIII standard or equivalent in their principal study instrument. All applicants are also required to have ABRSM/London College of Music Grade V theory or equivalent. Please note these do not count toward the 240 tariff points. All international students must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0.

You must let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend on the designated day and we will endeavour to re-arrange the audition. Please note that we do not audition/interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for the most up-to-date audition and interview requirements and guidelines.

157

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music aims to be the Conservatoire of choice for forwardthinking musicians. LCoM has a pioneering approach to training the musicians of the future, and remains responsive to the changing needs of the profession and employers. We are delighted to announce a new development in our Higher Education portfolio.

Leeds College of Music will make available 30 additional places for 2012/13, across the BA Music (Popular) and BA Music (Production) pathways, for students who wish to enrol on an Accelerated Degree programme. The college is experiencing a substantial increase in demand for these pathways and the Accelerated Degree will make available additional places that would not be available on the three year BA (Hons) Music programme.

ACCELERATED

159

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


BA (Hons) ACCELERATED (POPULAR & PRODUCTION PATHWAYS)

Duration 2 years full-time

The Accelerated Degree will provide  students with the opportunity to complete a FULL Honours degree over two years rather  than three. This enables students who are committed to an intensive, accelerated learning programme to gain a year on their peers,  to recover a gap year or to change career direction quickly.

UCAS Institution Code L30 UCAS Course Code W307 Awarded by Leeds College  of Music Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

"Leeds College of Music provides an excellent environment for musicians to develop, mature and learn across all aspects of music, including the business and management arena. The college is  not only focused on educating for the  now, but also works as a launch pad  for students in to professional life." Joel Harrison (Former A&R Manager, Island Records), Visiting Professor in Music Production

The two-year BA (Hons) Music (Accelerated) is achieved using the summer vacation periods as a third term/trimester. The course will allow students to fast-track their career by obtaining a full honours degree in two years. This has significant benefits to students, including the opportunity to: – earn a full year's salary when other students are still studying – be earlier into the job market and a year higher up the career ladder – demonstrate a "get-ahead" ethos by having gained a fast-track degree – reduce accommodation and living costs by up to a third

Popular Pathway The first year focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques and processes relating to the performance, creation and study of popular music. You will study musical works in an integrated and informed way through performance and the application of theory and harmony, core music skills and academic studies. Exploring these topics will allow students to discover their creative voice with an emphasis on innovation. Understanding the principles and context of the creative industries will assist you in the exploration of potential career opportunities. In addition to continuing your studies in performance, composition, core musicianship and academic skills, you will have the opportunity to undertake more specialised areas of study such as Songwriting, Arranging, Stagecraft, Ensemble Skills and Teaching. In semester two there will be the opportunity to study related topics such as Journalism, Sound for Moving Image, Music and Technology, Improvisation, Studio Techniques, Marketing, Contemporary Composition and Improvisation. In the final year of the course, you will focus on your strengths within your specialist area, working towards a major final performance or significant portfolio of compositions. You will also extend your studies in musicianship, allowing you to apply your skills at an advanced level. The professional practice strand will allow you to undertake an appropriate placement/project within the creative industries.

161

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Production Pathway The first year focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques and processes relating to the study of creative music production. You will study production processes and techniques in an integrated and informed way through the application of theory and harmony, core music skills and academic studies. Exploring these topics will allow students to discover their creative voice with an emphasis on innovation. Understanding the principles and context of the creative industries will assist you in the exploration of potential career opportunities. In addition to continuing your studies in creative production, you will have the opportunity to undertake more specialised areas of study such as Mastering, Electronic Music, Music and Media, and Teaching. Additionally in semester two there will be the opportunity to study related topics such as Journalism, Improvisation, Marketing, Contemporary Composition and Studio Musicianship. In the final year of the course, you will focus on your strengths within your specialist area, working towards a significant production portfolio. You will also extend your studies in musicianship, allowing you to apply your skills at an advanced level. The professional practice strand will allow you to undertake an appropriate placement/project within the creative industries.

Assessment Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for assessment details. Admission Requirements The normal entry requirement for this course is 240 points. 240 points is equivalent to grades of CCC at A2 Level or MMM for the BTEC National Diploma. Applicants will be required to achieve a C grade in Music/ Music Technology if taking A2 levels. Applicants will also need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. All applicants are required to have ABRSM/London College of Music Popular Music Grade V theory or equivalent. Please note these do not count toward the 240 tariff points. Audition/Interview For 2012 entry auditions will take place as a two phase process. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit a DVD recording for initial assessment, following which shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an audition at Leeds College of Music.

163

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Studying a Foundation Degree in Music Production at Leeds College of Music allows for a unique experience. As the only conservatoire in the UK to offer such diverse specialisms, music producers have the opportunity to work alongside, and collaborate with, a diverse range of musicians and musical styles. The course is taken as either two-year full-time or four-year part time.

This Foundation Degree aims to equip you with the vocational skills needed to enter the workplace and develop the musical, technical and professional skills needed to survive in the competitive world of the creative industries via a practical and progressive curriculum. Not only will the course reflect current industry practice but you will also complete, as a part of your course, a work placement in an appropriate area of the industry.

FOUNDATION DEGREE IN MUSIC PRODUCTION

165

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Fd Music Production

The FD Music Production is a two year course and consists of three strands (Specialist Study, Musicianship and Professional Studies).  Each strand continues through both years  and is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in Music Production through the integration of theory and practice and within a vocational context.

Duration 2 years full-time 4 years part-time UCAS Institution Code L30 UCAS Course Code W306 Validated by The University of Bradford Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

You will work in small groups, in well equipped studios using appropriate hardware and software as well as developing the musical skills which allow you to compose and realise both your original material as well as working to commercial and professional briefs. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and seek advice from a variety of industry specialists, with whom the course has a close relationship. Specialist Study Specialist Study strand consists of: – Practical Audio Production: Working and producing in the recording studios in small groups – Software Environments: Creating and editing material in the Mac suites, using a variety of software packages – Independent Project: A marketable music production project devised and created by yourself

“Leeds College of Music gives students the creative, vibrant and diverse atmosphere they need to develop as artists. It also has strong, relevant and up-to-date links with the industry that prepares students for the music business in the real world. LCoM  is run by music people for music people; they prove time and again that they know what students need to succeed in this competitive but rewarding career.” Charlie Russell Producer Jamiroquai ‘Rock Dust Light Star’

Alongside these modules you will conceive, develop and produce a marketable production project demonstrating both the music production skills and knowledge of the creative industries that you have gained throughout the course. Musicianship The Musicianship strand consists of integrated core music skills including theory and harmony, composing and arranging, aural skills, production analysis and historical and cultural studies. The module will be project based and allow you to develop the appropriate musical skills to write and produce music across a range of styles from contemporary song writing to producing music and sound for the moving image. In year two there will be an opportunity for some specialism in the areas that are related to your Independent Project.

Specialist Projects: Intensive projects which both support your specialist study and offer the opportunity to collaborate across genres

In year one you will learn, through practical application, the fundamentals of music production both in the studio and through Mac based software packages (e.g. Logic, Pro Tools etc). The work will be project based and designed to develop the skills necessary to see a project through from beginning to end. In year two you will choose to focus on either Practical Audio Production or Software Environments allowing to you start to specialise in an area of your interest and develop a portfolio of creative work.

167

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Professional Studies The Professional Studies strand consists of:

Admission Requirements The normal entry requirements for this course is 240 points.

– Working in the Creative Industries: This year one module will introduce you to the professional framework and mechanisms of the creative industries as well as developing essential personal skills such as project management and learning literacies

240 points is equivalent to grades of CCC at A2 Level or MMM for the BTEC National Diploma. Applicants will be required to achieve a C grade in Music if taking A2 levels.

Applicants will also need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including – Professional Studies Projects: In year two English Language. you will have option choices that enable All applicants will need to demonstrate you to study a range of topics designed through audition that they are of ABRSM to help you explore potential career Grade VIII standard or equivalent in their opportunities as well as developing principal study instrument. All applicants essential business and marketing are also required to have ABRSM/London skills. In year three you will undertake College of Music Grade V theory or a substantial independent project in equivalent. Please note these do Community Music, Music Journalism not count toward the 240 tariff points. or Events Management All international students must have a British Combined with the other strands and the Council English Language Testing System work placement this will afford you the opportunity to recognise your own strengths (IELTS) score of 6.0. and begin to establish a career in an appropriate area of the industry. Progression to BA (Hons) Music (Production) Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree students may apply to undertake an additional one year full-time or two years part-time study to achieve a BA (Hons) Music (Production). You will continue to develop the practical skills acquired on the Foundation Degree, but in the context of more focused academic and creative study.

Auditions and Interviews If you are called for an audition or interview, you should ensure we receive the fee by the date specified in your offer of audition/ interview letter and make every effort to attend. You must let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend on the designated day and we will endeavour to re-arrange the audition. Please note that we do not audition/interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for the most up-to-date audition and interview requirements and guidelines.

169

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Amy Felton Amy Felton graduated from the Foundation Degree in 2006 and went on to gain work experience with several film and postproduction studios based in London, including Twickenham Film Studios and Goldcrest Post Production Facilities, where she assisted during ADR recording sessions for the 2007 Colin Firth film The Last Legion. Now working freelance in the UK film industry, Amy has sound production credits on three films in the Harry Potter series and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Joe Thwaites Foundation Degree graduate Joe Thwaites was named winner of the 2010 GDC Game Audio Network Guild ‘Composer’s Challenge’. As a finalist Joe was invited to talk at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, in March 2010. Joe spoke about the music design process in games, focusing on how to compose ‘on your feet’ whilst addressing important game design dilemmas. The GDC is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event attracting over 17,000 attendees. Joe is a founder of Freak Audio alongside fellow graduate Benjamin Ziapour.

Jonathan McLeod (pictured) Jonathan McLeod, a FD/BA graduate, was announced winner of the 2008 Neville Street Light and Sound Project, a Yorkshire competition aimed at showcasing new sound works by emergent artists. Jonathan, a sonic artist, sound designer and composer, launched his winning sound installation in Leeds in October 2008. In September 2009, Jonathan presented a mixed media sound and sculpture installation as part of Expo Leeds festival. Jonathan has since been involved in theatre projects as a musical director and sound designer and has also showcased two sonic art installations, most notably as part of the ‘Klanging Banging’ project in Leeds.

View more alumni profiles at www.lcm.ac.uk or request a copy of our Friends & Alumni Newsletter for the most up-to-date alumni news.

ALUMNI PROFILES Staff listing To view a list of Music Production and Foundation Degree staff please turn to page 151

171

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC

173

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC

This intensive one year course is intended to help students develop as versatile performers, composers or producers. It is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge for successful degree level study at a specialist music institution. With guidance from our specialist tutors, you choose the modules that interest you and construct an individual programme that is both challenging and stimulating. By the end of the course you will be fully prepared, confident and ready to tackle  the demands of undergraduate degree  study in music.

Duration 1 year full-time (start dates in September and February)

What the course offers

Admission Requirements

– Study in and across any of the specialist pathways (Classical, Jazz, Popular and Production)

Five GCSEs or equivalent passed at a minimum grade C or above. These should include Maths and English Language.

September intake: September - May

– Individual instrumental/composition lessons with specialist tutors for performers/composers

Students will usually also be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent UK or overseas qualifications.

February intake: February - January

– Studio based small group tuition with specialist tutors for Production students

UCAS Institution Code L30

– Individually tailored optional modules

Mature students without these qualifications, but considerable relevant experience, are welcome to apply.

UCAS Course Code W308 Apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

– Access to highly specialist facilities

International Applicants

– Regular specialist workshops and masterclasses

For students living outside the UK, the same criteria apply, but we recognise a wide variety of qualifications obtained overseas and are able to translate overseas grades and transcripts to UK equivalents. If English is not the first language, students may be asked at interview or audition stage to provide evidence of their linguistic ability. International students whose first language is not English will be required to achieve an IELTS test score of at least band 6. However, it will also be possible for students to access appropriate language classes in order to further develop both written and spoken language skills.

– Guaranteed audition/interview for any of the LCoM's undergraduate courses – Start dates in September and February – Evening delivery for February start – Preparation for graded examinations (practical and theory) – Weekly individual tutorials Students who successfully complete the course are awarded the Leeds College of Music Foundation Certificate in Music.

Auditions and Interviews If you are called for an audition or interview, you should make every effort to attend. In the most exceptional circumstances you can request to rearrange your audition or interview but we cannot guarantee we can offer an alternative date and reserve the right to refuse your request.

175

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


The following courses must be applied for through UCAS:

When can I start applying? For entry in September 2012, submit your online application form to UCAS after 1 September 2011 and before 15 January 2012.

BA (Hons) Music  (Classical) (W300) BA (Hons) Music  (Jazz) (W341)

Please note we only accept applications for the current year of entry. If you have exceptional circumstances that support a request for deferred entry, please contact the admissions team.

BA (Hons) Music  (Popular)  (W302)

For more detailed information please visit www.ucas.ac.uk

BA (Hons) Music  (Production)  (W301) BA (Hons) Music (Combined) (W303) BA (Hons) Music (Accelerated) (W307) Foundation Degree  in Music Production (W306) Foundation Certificate  in Music (W308) Leeds College of Music UCAS Course Code: LCM L30

HOW TO APPLY

How to apply through UCAS You will need to use the UCAS online application system, Apply. Apply is a secure, web based application system, which is available 24 hours a day. The registration process generates a username and you create your own password, which you need to log in to your application. You should obtain a ‘buzzword’ from your school or college if you are still studying there. When you enter this buzzword during the registration process, it links your application to your school so that your tutor can write your reference.

Each college/university and each course has a code, which must be clearly entered on the relevant UCAS form. The UCAS code for Leeds College of Music is LCM L30. The codes for our courses are given opposite the individual course entries in the prospectus. When you have completed your online application form, send your application online to your referee who will check and approve your application and complete your reference. Your referee will approve the reference and send it to UCAS, who will then process your application. Please note that the UCAS Fee for 2012 entry will be £22.00. The fees paid to UCAS do not include the Leeds College of Music interview/audition fee. If selected for pre-screening you will be requested to pay the interview/audition fee of £50; this includes the interview/ audition fee if selected for an interview/ audition at Leeds College of Music.

If you’re applying as an individual, i.e. not through a school, college or centre, you will need to answer a few questions to confirm your eligibility before you can start your application.

177

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Offers Most offers are made conditional upon you achieving a specified level in any examinations you are about to take. If you have received a conditional offer, the final stage in the selection process is when we receive your examination results in August 2012. If you are holding a firm offer, and you have met the conditions of the offer, your place will be confirmed automatically via UCAS. If you have not met the conditions, you may still be offered a place on your chosen course. Please contact the Senior Admissions and Enrolment Officer (HE) on 0113 222 3420 for the final decision or email HEAdmissions@lcm.ac.uk Auditions and Interviews for all courses If you are called for an audition or interview, you should make every effort to attend. In the most exceptional circumstances you can request to rearrange your audition or interview but we cannot guarantee we can offer an alternative date and reserve the right to refuse your request. Included with your offer of audition/interview letter are details of overnight accommodation should you live some distance away. Please note that we do not audition/ interview every applicant but no applicant will be made an offer without being auditioned or interviewed. More information regarding course specific interview/audition requirements can be found at www.lcm.ac.uk, in the relevant course sections of this prospectus or contact Course Enquiries on 0113 222 3416 or email enquiries.assistant@lcm.ac.uk

Direct Entry and Applications to transfer from another institution Applications can be considered for entry directly into the second year of undergraduate courses. You must have completed the first year of a related course already and covered sufficient material to ensure that you will be able to make a smooth transition when you embark on your studies with us. To apply for a transfer, you must be a current student. If you have already withdrawn from a course or left the institution at which you were studying, you will have to submit a new application for entry into the first year via UCAS. If you think you are eligible for a Course Transfer, please contact Course Enquiries on 0113 222 3416 to discuss your position. UCAS Extra The purpose of the Extra procedure is to give applicants who have used all choices but are holding no offers the opportunity of making a further application or applications and receiving an offer before results are published and Clearing begins. Eligible applicants automatically receive Extra information direct from UCAS and Extra vacancies also appear on the UCAS website. Extra operates from the end of February until the first week of July.

Publicly Funded Courses Undergraduate Degree Home and EU students International students (non-EU) Channel Isles and Isle of Man Audition fee

£9000 £10,930* £10,930* £50*

Foundation Degree (Fees shown are per year) Home and EU students (full-time) Home and EU students (part-time) International students (non-EU) (full-time) Channel Isles and Isle of Man Audition fee

£9000 TBC £10,930* £10,930* £50*

Full Cost Courses Accelerated Degree Home, EU and International students Channel Isles and Isle of Man Audition fee

£18,000* full course £18,000* full course £50* full course

Leeds College of Music Foundation Certificate Home and EU students International students (non-EU) Channel Isles and Isle of Man

£7000* full course £10,000* full course £10,000* full course

Students who enrol on the Accelerated Degree or Foundation Certificate will not be eligible to receive funding through the Student Loans Company. Students must be self-funded.

Fees & Funding

Fees marked * are for 2011 entry and may be subject to an increase for 2012 entry. All fees shown are subject to annual increase in line with the permitted level. Please visit www.lcm.ac.uk for updated fee information.

179

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Definition of a ‘Home’ student In order to be considered a ‘Home’ student, you will need to meet the UK residence requirements. This does not relate directly to your nationality. This means that, very broadly, you must have been living legally in the UK, Channel Isles or Isle of Man for the three years prior to the start of the course. You must have settled status within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971. If you are from outside the EU, then the residence must have been for purposes other than education. There are specific rules for Asylum Seekers and members of the Armed Forces. The decision about whether you are eligible for student support is made by Student Finance England, not Leeds College of Music. If there is any doubt, we will make the decision about whether a student is charged the ‘Home’ or International fee rate. This will be based upon the same criteria as that used for student support.

Payment of Tuition Fees – Full-time students The following information does not apply to full cost courses (Accelerated Degree/Foundation Certificate), which are not eligible for student funding. Most students will not have to pay their Tuition Fees before or whilst they are studying. All eligible full time Home and EU students may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loan Company. The fee will then be paid directly to Leeds College of Music on behalf of the student. For information about repayment of Tuition Fee Loans, please see page 182. Students who choose not to take a Tuition Fee Loan will be invoiced for the full amount, with payment due in full before 1st December. Residents of other EU countries outside the UK can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan, but are not eligible for any of the support for living costs. Fees, loans and grants are subject to annual inflationary increases.

Payment of Tuition Fees – Part-time students For those opting to study on the Foundation Degree on a part-time basis (i.e. 50% of full-time, taking four years to complete) the arrangements for fees are not yet determined at the time of writing. Help with living costs (Full-time Home students only) Maintenance grants Non-repayable grants are available to students with a household income of up to around £42,600 to help pay for essential costs such as accommodation, food, books and travel. The maximum grant payable is £3,250 for students with household incomes under £25,000 in the previous tax year. Partial grants, determined on a sliding scale, are available to students with household incomes between around £25,000 and £42,600. For an illustration of how much you might receive please see page 184. Students who have an underlying entitlement to certain means tested benefits i.e. Income Support for those with dependent children, may receive a Special Support Grant instead of a Maintenance Grant. This is not taken into account when being assessed for benefits.

Maintenance Loans Loans for living costs are available to full-time students. The maximum loan for a student living away from home is £5,500. 72% of this amount is available to all students, whilst the remaining 28% is subject to the household income assessment. For students who receive the Maintenance Grant, the loan is reduced accordingly, i.e. the lower the household income, the lower the amount of funding available which has to be repaid. Additional help may be available for students with specific circumstances: – Students with dependent children can apply for a Parents Learning Allowance and a Childcare Grant. – Students with an adult dependant can apply for an Adult Dependants Grant. – Students with a disability or a specific learning difficulty can apply for the Disabled Students Allowance, to help with any extra costs incurred whilst studying as a direct result of a disability. – Students who get into financial difficulty whilst studying may be eligible for some extra help from the Access to Learning Fund, a hardship fund administered directly by Leeds College of Music. Further information is available from www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

181

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Repayment of Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans No matter how much you owe, you will only pay back according to how much you earn above the first £21,000 per year. Loans are paid back at the rate of 9% of your income above the first £21,000. If your income is below £21,000 you will not need to pay anything back. The loans attract an interest rate linked to inflation, so the amount you repay will be broadly the same as what you borrowed in real terms. Repayments are made automatically through the tax system and the Government will write off any outstanding balance (except arrears) after 30 years.

Useful Contacts for student finance

How and when to apply for Student Support For 2012 entry, the quickest and easiest way to apply for Student Support (Grants, Maintenance Loans and Tuition Fee Loans) is online at www.direct.gov.uk/

Northern Ireland www.delni.gov.uk/studentsupport

The information described on the previous pages applies to students who are normally resident in England. The rules vary slightly for students who are from Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales – please see the websites listed below for the latest information. England www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance Wales www.learning.wales.gov.uk/students Scotland www.saas.gov.uk

Non-UK EU country www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk/eu

studentfinance

Previous Study

You can start applying from around January 2012 and you can set up and maintain all your information online. If you wish to apply for the full income assessed support, your parents or partner will need to set up a ‘sponsors’ account where they can enter their own details and information about their income.

Eligibility for Student Support may be affected if you have been in Higher Education before, regardless of the amount of support you received. If you already hold an equivalent level qualification, you cannot receive funding to do another course at the same level and you may also be charged the full cost of the course, (i.e. the same tuition fee as International students). If you think you may be affected by this, please contact the Fees and Funding Manager at Leeds College of Music on 0113 222 3419 for further advice.

In addition to the statutory funding available, Leeds College of Music provides a range of additional Scholarships and Bursaries to ensure that no applicant is deterred from applying for financial reasons. We encourage applications from those interested in shortage areas or from groups that are underrepresented at Leeds College of Music. Please note that the Applicants Bursary, Leeds College of Music Bursary and the National Scholarship are only available to undergraduate students on publicly funded courses. Students who enrol on the Accelerated Degree or Foundation Certificate will not be eligible to receive funding through the Student Loans Company and must be entirely self-funded.

Applicants Bursary Leeds College of Music will provide assistance to applicants from lower income households, to ensure that no applicant is deterred on the grounds of cost from submitting a portfolio, or attending an audition or interview at the College. This will take the form of a refund of reasonable travelling expenses and the portfolio screening/audition fee to all applicants (Home students only) who have been, or are currently, in receipt of a full Education Maintenance Allowance, full Adult Learning Grant, or who are from a household that is in receipt of income related benefits. Application forms for this are sent with the audition/interview invitation.

Scholarships & Bursaries 183

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Leeds College of Music Bursary Leeds College of Music will provide an annual Bursary to ‘Home’ students whose residual household income is below about £42,600. The information about household income is obtained through the financial assessment which is undertaken in order to receive the maintenance grant and loan. Students will not need to undergo another means test. You do not need to apply for the Leeds College of Music Bursary – we will calculate your entitlement automatically. However, you and your parents must give permission for the data submitted for your Student Support application to be shared with us. The bursary will be paid in two instalments. The exact amounts of bursary payable are under review at the time of writing, but up to date information will be available on the LCoM website.

The National Scholarship Programme The Government has announced a new additional programme of funding to benefit students entering Higher Education from 2012 onwards. There will be several Scholarships to the value of £3,000 each for one year, for applicants with a household income of under £25,000. Other eligibility criteria have yet to be decided. Please see the website for updated information. Excellence Scholarships Leeds College of Music will award up to three scholarships annually, to outstanding applicants who demonstrate excellent potential at application and interview/audition. These will be available to all undergraduate applicants to the value of £9,000 per year for up to 3 years, subject to annual review. This will take the form of full fee remission for Home/EU students and partial remission for International applicants, who will need to pay the difference in the fee.

Residual Household Income

Maintenance Grant

Maintenance Loan

Leeds College of Music Bursary

Total amount available for living costs

£25,000 or less £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £45,000 £50,000 £62,500

£3,250 £2,341 £1,432 £523 £0 £0 £0

£3,875 £4,330 £4,784 £5,239 £5,288 £4,788 £3,575

£2,000 £1,500 £1,500 £1,500 £0 £0 £0

£9,125 £8,171 £7,716 £7,262 £5,288 £4,788 £3,575

The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation Scholarship Three Scholarships of £1,500 per year are awarded to support gifted students on the BA Music (Classical) and (Jazz) pathways. Awards are made to students studying the following principal instruments: trombone, tuba, bassoon, French horn, oboe, double bass and piano. Selection for these scholarships will be on the basis of musical and academic ability, and potential. Applicants should submit a letter of application to the HE Admissions department after submitting their UCAS form. In the event that there are more than three suitable candidates, priority will be given to those from the lowest income households. Alan Hawkshaw is a successful composer of television/film scores and he received the Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Score in 1979. Having worked with leading artists such as Tom Jones, Cliff Richard and Dusty Springfield, he developed his career further by composing iconic theme tunes for Grange Hill, Grandstand, Channel 4 News and Countdown. His composition The Champ is one of the most widely sampled and emulated in hip-hop and rap music, appearing on tracks by DJ Shadow, De La Soul, Beastie Boys and 2 Many DJs. The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation has been established to put investment back into the industry by supporting gifted musicians.

The Scholarships from the Foundation provide young musicians with opportunities that would not otherwise be open to them. The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation Scholarship is open to ‘Home’ students only. The Reuben Vincent Trombone Scholarship Two scholarships of £2,000 each are available for principal jazz trombone players, for the purchase of a new instrument. These are in memory of Reuben Vincent, who was an accomplished jazz trombonist and businessman. The Reuben Vincent Trombone Scholarship is open to ‘Home’ and EU students only. Please note that students may only receive a scholarship from one category, although eligibility for the Leeds College of Music Bursary will not be affected. New for 2012 Leeds College of Music will also be offering the following Scholarships for 2012 entry: Leeds Cathedral Choral Scholarship Leeds Cathedral Organ Scholarship Yorkshire Philharmonic Choral Scholarship Information about these new scholarships will be available at Open Days and at www.lcm.ac.uk

**Figures are provisional and are subject to approval by Governors and The Office for Fair Access, and could change.

185

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Student Support Unit The Student Support Unit offers information, advice and guidance on a range of matters, with the aim of ensuring that you can achieve the most during your time at Leeds College of Music. Professional staff can support and advise you on the following: – Accommodation – Funding and Finance – Health and Welfare – Counselling – Careers – Disability Support – International student issues Supporting and Safeguarding your Wellbeing Leeds College of Music is committed to the welfare and safeguarding of all its learners, and there are designated members of staff who will deal with any concerns about a young or vulnerable student.

Counselling Whilst you’re studying at Leeds College of Music you may find yourself experiencing some, or all of the pressures of student life – including academic achievement, lack of money, homesickness, coping with the pressure of studying with a learning difficulty or disability, combining work and study or making new friends.

Student Liaison The Student Liaison Officer organises and promotes extra curricular opportunities to full time students. These include music and social activities, charity fundraising and volunteering opportunities. The Student Liaison Officer also supports the Student Union in their activities and campaigns.

Studying music at a specialist college can also bring its own stresses – anxieties about performance, injury and competitive feelings. These pressures, or coping with a crisis such as the break up of a relationship, bereavement or pregnancy, can sometimes develop into a major preoccupation, affecting your sense of wellbeing.

Support for Students with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties Leeds College of Music has a diverse student population and welcomes applications from students with disabilities. We are committed to providing specific support for students with disabilities and we encourage you to declare your disability or any additional support needs you may have.

The Student Support Unit also has two qualified and experienced Counsellors who offer a confidential service to any student in need of a listening ear. We also provide advice and information on health and welfare issues, through a drop-in service or by appointment.

The Student Disability Advisor offers a range of advice and support throughout the application process and for the duration of your course. This includes: – Advice on specialist equipment – Assistance with applying for the Disabled Students Allowance – Access to special arrangements for examinations and assessments – Individual support and guidance

Advice & Support

Leeds College of Music occupies modern purpose built premises, with lift access to all floors and wheelchair access to all facilities. A rest room is provided for the use of anyone who needs to take medication in private, take time out to rest or relax or is taken ill. Copies of the Disability Statement, which gives more detail on the support available, can be obtained from the Student Disability Advisor. All information is available in alternative formats on request. Learning Support Leeds College of Music is able to offer Learning Support where required. The support provided can include help with developing numeracy and literacy skills, time management and organisation, essay writing, and support with researching and completing assignments. Specialist diagnostic assessment for dyslexia is available, where appropriate. Visiting Leeds College of Music Potential applicants are encouraged to visit, either on our Open Days or by prior arrangement with the Student Disability Advisor for those who wish to discuss their individual support needs in more detail. The Student Disability Advisor can also make special arrangements for any support you may need at audition and interview. For further information, please contact the Student Disability Advisor on 0113 222 3421.

187

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Most new students live at Joseph Stones House in their first year.  This is a nine-storey purpose built student housing complex adjoining the college building. The complex comprises 191 single study bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, clustered  in flats with shared kitchen and living spaces. There are also nine self contained studios, with their own kitchen areas.

– Each room has an en-suite shower, toilet and basin – Shared kitchen per flat with storage, cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer – Shared large seating area per flat with sofas and coffee tables – Common Room with Sky TV, pool table, vending machines, payphone – On-site laundry facilities – Basic contents insurance included – All rooms have Broadband Internet connection – Secure entry system, with 24 hour helpline – Great views over the city – A few minutes walking distance to the city centre – Bars, restaurants and live music venues on your doorstep – Live with over 180 other new students at the College!

AccomModation

The majority of rooms in Joseph Stones House are around £113 per week for a 43 week contract. This price includes utility costs, internet and basic insurance. Details of how to apply for a room in Joseph Stones House and an application form can be downloaded from www.lcm.ac.uk Disabled students with specific accommodation needs are encouraged to contact the Student Accommodation Advisor on 0113 222 3514, as soon as possible.

Joseph Stones House is owned and managed by UNITE, a specialist student accommodation provider. www.unite-students.com Other accommodation options There are several other options for those unable to live at Joseph Stones House, or who do not wish to. Some students choose to live in other privately run Halls of Residence, or in shared houses or flats in the student areas of Hyde Park and Headingley. To research other accommodation options we strongly recommend that you use UNIPOL Student Homes. They are a well established, not-for-profit student accommodation bureau based in the city. They are funded partially by the universities and colleges in Leeds and offer a free, comprehensive and impartial service to Leeds students, to enable them to find good quality accommodation in a hall, shared house or bedsit. www.unipol.leeds.ac.uk The average rent for a shared house in Leeds is approximately £68 per person per week (based on four people sharing). Utility bills will be extra. Contracts are normally for 52 weeks. Privately run Halls of Residence will vary, but all the utility costs are normally included. For further information about accommodation, please contact the Student Welfare, Accommodation and International Advisor on 0113 222 3514 or UNIPOL on 0113 243 0169.

189

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Car Parking Please note the college does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market. There are 10,000 car park spaces in Leeds.

By Air Leeds has its own airport, Leeds Bradford International Airport. A regular bus service operates to and from Leeds City Railway Station. Journey time is approximately thirty minutes. Flights operate to and from London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport as well as many other major European cities. Manchester Airport is within an hour from Leeds by rail. Trains run 24 hours a day every 80 minutes.

By Train Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a ten minute walk from Leeds College of Music. By Coach The central Bus and Coach station is opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

HOW TO FIND US

Travel and Tourist Information Centre Gateway Yorkshire, Regional Travel & Tourism Centre, Leeds City Station, Leeds LS1 1PL Telephone: 0113 242 5242

LA

ET

T

ST RE

PI

ST RE ET

NO RT

H

CL AY NE

GE NT RE

NEW YORK ROAD

WA D

LA

EL AN

SE

WAY

E

MER RION

OU

INNE R RIN

BOAR LANE

ST RE

NE ET

LA N DO W ME A REET

A639 DEWSBURY – M621 – M62 – M1 NORTH

Falmouth

ST

A

E

EET NEVILLE STR

GREAT WILSON ST

N OW CR

T IN PO

AD RO

HUN SLE TR OA D

BLACK BULL ST REET

Brighton

H

RS

M

EA

LEEDS CITY STATION

London

ER’S PET

YORK ST

Birmingham

Cardiff

ST

LA

NE VICAR LA

EAST PARADE

J11

BUS & COACH STATION

YORK ST

ST

WELLINGTON

RESTRICTED AREA PEDESTRIANISED SHOPPING

AD

RE UA SQ

Liverpool

EASTGATE

A64 YORK – A63 SELBY – A1

G RO

THE HEADROW

E WY OUS YH PLA

Manchester

DH

Leeds

O WO

Belfast Dublin

ET TRE YS RLE LVE CA

Newcastle

PARK ROW

Glasgow

NE

A58 WETHERBY – A61 HARROGATE – A1 NORTH

Edinburgh

M621 – M62 – A58 BRADFORD

Leeds has excellent links to the rest of the UK via the M1 and the A1. An hourly train service reaches London in two hours.

By Road Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1. When entering the City, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds, or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs. Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The College is at Loop Junction 12.

A65 AIRPORT – ILKLEY – SKIPTON

On a map of Britain, Leeds  is at the centre. Leeds is 300 kilometres from London, and almost the same distance from Edinburgh, standing midway between Hull in the east and Liverpool in the west.

ROYAL ARMOURIES

191

Undergraduate Prospectus 2012/13


Corporate Partners and Donors

Publication Scheme

Founder Partners Buckle Barton Rushbond Sir Leslie Silver OBE The Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation Gordons

Leeds College of Music has adopted the model publication scheme developed for the Higher Education sector and is therefore committed to publishing the information it describes. For further information, please contact the Personal Assistant to the Directors on 0113 222 3484 or by emailing foi@lcm.ac.uk

Donors Liz and Terry Bramall Charitable Foundation Alan Hawkshaw Rodney Green The Emerald Foundation Yorkshire Young Musicians Carole Vincent-Wright The Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation BBC Fame Academy Sir Leslie Silver OBE

Every effort has been made to present information consistent with individual course specifications and regulations. Ultimate authority of information resides with approved and validated course documentation held by Leeds College of Music.

Fellows and Honorary Fellows Fellows Bill Ashton Professor Graham Barber Alan Barnes Django Bates Charles Bodman Rae Bill Charleson Sir John Dankworth CBE (In Memoriam) Susanna Eastburn Professor Edward Gregson Earl of Harewood KBE (In Memorium) Richard Hawdon (In Memorium) Alan Hawkshaw

Professor Trevor Herbert Professor David Hoult Bill Kinghorn Simon Lindley Donald Maxwell John Mills Stephen Montague David Newton Courtney Pine CBE Pandit Sharda Sahai Penny Stirling Professor Jonty Stockdale Stan Tracey Dame Fanny Waterman Al Wood

Honorary Fellows Cllr. Bernard Atha OBE Sue Clark Anthony Denton Cllr. William Hyde Andrew Linden Matthew Sims Warren Smith Robert M. Tebb David Thompson

All information is accurate at time of going to press (September 2011). Sections of this prospectus can be made available in other formats on request. Please email your request to enquiries@lcm.ac.uk

Course Enquiries Telephone 0113 222 3416 Email enquiries.assistant@lcm.ac.uk

Undergraduate Admissions Telephone 0113 222 3420 Email HEAdmissions@lcm.ac.uk

Contact Details The Office of the Chief Executive Principal Professor Philip Meaden

Director of Curriculum and Research Dr. Randall Whittaker

Director of Operational Services David Warren A full staff listing can be found at www.lcm.ac.uk

Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD www.lcm.ac.uk Telephone 0113 222 3400 Email enquiries@lcm.ac.uk A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales Company number 7596410 Part of the Leeds City College Group www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk


Leeds College of Music prospectus