For those of you who missed out on our open events this year, don’t worry, as we will be running both tasters days and open evenings again in the new year!
On the 25th of February we will be holding another taster day. During this event, you will have the chance to attend a Music Careers presentation, where we will discuss the courses available at The Academy of Music and Sound and the possible career paths within the music industry, along with workshops ranging from Guitar Techniques, Vocal Ensemble, Songwriting and Recording Techniques. At the end the day there will also be short performances from a number of our current students and staff.In addition to our Taster Day, we will be running opening evenings on the 15th of March, 12th of April and 17th of May . These events will run from 6pm at our centre in the Grassmarket and will give individuals the opportunity to have a look around the centre, meet our staff and ask any questions about our courses.
To top that, everyone who attends an open evening is entitled to a free audition voucher (value £15).
To book onto any of our events contact your nearest centre:
Edinburgh – 0131 656 0600 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Glasgow – 0141 248 6269 – email@example.com
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We were very happy to welcome our new HNC students to our Glasgow & Edinburgh centres last week. The centres had organised a range of induction activities, including live performances, introductions to using Logic Pro X and a masterclass from Singer Songwriter, Nick Harper.
If you’re interested in staring our HNC courses this year, there’s still a bit of time to apply, you can contact your local centre to arrange an audition on 0131 656 0600 (Edinburgh) or 0141 221 4458 (Glasgow)
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Clearing 2016 is open and we are happy to say we have a few spaces left for students still interested in studying Music at BTEC Level 3, Foundation Degree, HNC and BA(hons) Level and have spaces for people interested in studying Creative Music Production at Foundation Degree and BA(hons) Level.
Anyone interested in studying on one of our courses should call our clearing hotline on 01392 438474 where you will speak to one of our advisers. From there, your chosen centre will contact you directly to arrange and interview and audition.
You can also contact your chosen centre directly on the following details:
North East (Gateshead): firstname.lastname@example.org / 0191 478 7879
Birmingham: email@example.com / 0121 236 6066
Swindon: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01793 644477
Southampton: email@example.com / 023 8082 9666
Exeter: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01392 427874
Edinburgh: email@example.com / 0131 656 0600
Glasgow: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0141 221 4458
Higher Education is more than just a course at the Academy of Music and Sound
Higher Education at the Academy of Music and Sound is your stepping stone to a career in the music industry. We understand that musicians need to be highly trained in a range of skills and being top notch on your instrument is just the start!To support our Higher Education students, we have developed a pionenering enrichment program.
Higher Education Courses
This course is designed for musicians who want to improve their instrumental skills while working on stagecraft, performance and rehearsal skills. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of musicians developing you communication skills and network of professional contacts.
To support your vocational skills, you will also develop entrepreneurial and creative skills, helping you to get your freelance career off the ground.
On this course, aspiring producers will have the opportunity to develop skills to work with artists in the studio or work on your own EDM creations in our iMac suites. If you choose to study as a studio producer, you will work on recording, mixing and mastering. If you choose to study on our EDM pathway, you will develop your skills in live midi implementation and triggering, audio loops and sequencing. In addition to these creative skills, you will also work on entrepreneurial skills and teaching skills, helping you to develop a sustainable freelance career.
In our Scottish centres, you will have the opportunity to study HNC and HND courses. These courses are for musicians who want to develop their instrumental and performance skills while also receiving teaching on a range of skills that the modern musician will need. You will develop teaching, creative, entrepreneurial and analytical skills, readying you for further study or your freelance career.
Once you have completed your Foundation Degree or HND, you can embark on our BA(hons) Performance Industries Top Up in 1 year. Through a variery of exciting projects, you can develop your musicianship, sound recording, composition and songwriting skills. You will have an enormous amount of creative autonomy and freedom to tailor your degree to suit your needs.
If you’ve been working in the music industry as a professional, but don’t have a Foundation Degree or HND qualification you may still be able to fast track directly to the BA(hons) Performance Industries Top Up through the process of Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) Please contact your local centre for more information.
Higher Education Enrichment Program
Our industry led masterclasses will provide you with specific training and connections with top class practitioners. Previous masterclasses have been delivered by Nat Power, Newton Faulkner, PRS for Music, Bumblefoot, Vintage Trouble, Musicians Union, Futureheads and many more!
Our industry mentor scheme will connect you with dedicated professionals who will offer help and advice. Your mentors will be available throughout your time on the course and for 6 months after you graduate to really help you get your career off the ground.
Our industry mentors include:
Tour & Showcase
At the end of your first year on the Foundation Degree in Music Performance, you will be taken on a tour bus to a showcase event within the UK. You will showcase your talents at a gig with students from across the UK. After the gig, you will spend the night on the tour bus as you’re taken home.
Music Performance students will be given delegate passes to Liverpool Sound City where you can network with the who’s who of the UK music industry.
Creative Music Production students will have the opportunity to attend Sonar in Barcelona.
Photo’s from the events
This week Edinburgh held two end of term gigs for their BA and HNC students.
Well done to everyone, the standard of performance was fantastic!
The HNC EOTG for term 3 is always an opportunity for students to demonstrate how their skills and confidence have developed through the year. Mondays performance was held in the popular Edinburgh venue “Carbaret Voltaire”, situated in the heart of the Edinburgh old town. With a wide ranging musical program ranging from Soul to the Sex Pistols, the HNC’s entertained the crowd with performances that demonstrated technical skill, professionalism, stage craft and a real sense of confidence in their ability. As a tutor, seeing the musical development of learners is the most satisfying part of the job. The difference in performance levels and confidence between their first gig and this one really is remarkable. For this gig the students were responsible for the planning and running of the event. The night was a real success and everybody should be very proud of their efforts.
– Andrew Smith HNC course coordinator/Duty Manager
We are so pleased to congratulate our good friend and mentor, Bruce Findlay on his induction into the Glasgow Barrowlands Hall of Fame. Bruce has been a long time supporter of the Academy of Music and Sound and is a legend in the music industry, and so this award is so thoroughly well deserved and we are very proud to call Bruce our friend!