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Student offered place at Royal College of Music Junior Department

Student offered place at Royal College of Music Junior Department

A student at Stamford School has been offered a place to study at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.

Oliver M, Year 11, auditioned with voice for a place in the Royal College of Music Junior Department, and has accepted his place, studying voice as a first instrument of study, and guitar as a second.

Oliver will have the opportunity to sing in the RCMJD Chamber Choir and the Parry Voices – an elite vocal group exclusively for first study singers, who sing regularly at the Royal Albert Hall and the Purcell Room. He will have one-to-one vocal lessons, guitar lessons and play in guitar ensembles.

Currently, Oliver is completing his GCSES and is an active musician at SES, singing in the Chapel Choir, Year 10/11 Boys Choir, and Choral Society. His other musical passions include the piano and acoustic guitar. In the Schools’ latest two Senior School productions, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, he played the bass guitar, and has also played double bass in the SES Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Strings ensembles.

Mr D McIlrae, SES Head of Academic Music, said: “Oliver is really looking forward to rehearsing and performing with other musicians of a similar age and calibre. All of his teachers here at SES have congratulated him, and wish him well in all of his musical endeavours.

“We believe that this offer is a wonderful affirmation of Oliver’s musical giftedness, and we will continue to assist and encourage him in his well-deserved place at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.”

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