London College of Music LIVE LIVE London College of Music Discover live performances, events and master classes at London College of Music Jan – Mar 2015 For further information visit uwl.ac.uk/lcmlive Follow us at twitter.com/LCMLive Jan – Mar 2015 About London College of Music About London College of Music Here at LCM we welcome all who share our passion, whether it be classical, jazz and pop performance, composition, live sound production, music technology, musical theatre, acting for stage, theatre production or music management. Our ground-breaking courses are respected worldwide and are taught by practising industry experts who love what they do. Visiting staff from all over the globe bring with them fresh perspectives and cutting-edge knowledge that enhances the curriculum. On all courses, students enjoy the added advantage of invaluable work experience in professional environments, plus a unique opportunity to network with other creative artists across the wide-ranging disciplines embraced by LCM and the wider University. Our close links with and understanding of the music industry have been reflected not only by our students and staff, but also in our achievements: we boast one of the most impressive employment rates in the country, with 95% of our students in work less than six months after graduating.’* To find out more about our courses, please visit us at uwl.ac.uk/lcmsubjects or call 0800 036 8888 2 *According to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) figures published by HESA in 2014. Graduates who have studied an undergraduate degree programme. On behalf of London College of Music and University of West London, I am delighted to introduce the Winter programme for London College of Music Live. Again we see a wide variety of performances, recitals, productions and master classes from LCM students, staff and guests. We are continuing the Celebrity Recitals which have become very popular with our audiences. We are delighted to be hosting the CD launch Tooryn Vannin [‘The Towers of Man’ in Manx] from LCM’s Professor of Composition, Francis Pott, featuring his Sonata for viola and piano and a major song cycle. We look forward to welcoming the Coldstream Guards for a concert with LCM Camerata and Dr Emilie Capulet. We are also enormously proud to announce our new partnership with the English Chamber Orchestra. More information of this can be found inside! We are very proud of our students, both on stage and behind the scenes, who have shown such boundless commitment and enthusiasm, no matter Welcome Welcome from the Director of London College of Music how small or large their involvement. Our most recent productions of Alfie and Just So involved students from BA Musical Theatre, BA Music Technology, BA Live Sound, BA Theatre Production, BMus Performance and BA Music Management. Throughout the year the University opens our doors to the community so please come and join us. University of West London also offers a number of short courses and opportunities for part-time study. For more info please visit uwl.ac.uk – and, if that doesn’t feed your inner scholar, come and dine at our award-winning restaurant, Pillars. A 10% discount voucher is included with this programme. We send you our warmest good wishes both for the year ahead and hope very much to see you at one (at least!) of our forthcoming events. Sara Raybould Director of London College of Music 3 join in Join in There are a number of ways to get involved: London College of Music Camerata London College of Music Chorus and Chamber Choir London College of Music Big Band London College of Music Glee London College of Music String Ensemble Bloco LCM Register your interest online for London College of Music ensembles by visiting uwl.ac.uk/lcmjoinin or emailing [email protected] 4 join in LCM Big Band 5 Live Performances London College of Music LIVE PERFORMANCES London College of Music Live performances are open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, booking for events is essential; this may be done by emailing [email protected] For more information on performances please visit uwl.ac.uk/lcmlive or email us at [email protected] 6 Showcase 2014 Saturday 24 January LCM Chamber Choir with the Queldryk Choral Ensemble Concert to include arrangements of Stronger, Somebody to Love, Diamonds are Forever, Deep River, One Day Like This. Also movements from ‘Messyah’, Paul Ayres’s re-written version of Handel’s Messiah Time: 7.30pm Location: St Barnabas Church, Ealing Admission free, £10 suggested donation in aid of Samaritans No tickets sold in advance For information email [email protected] or call 07583 519502 Wednesday 28 January LCM Live Celebrity Recital Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and Leslie Pearson (piano) Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Live Performances Wednesday 7 January Advanced Performance Project: Jingyi Zhu (piano) Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Friday 30 January Take a Break Time: 1.15pm – 1.45pm Location: UWL Heartspace, Ealing site Wednesday 4 February LCM Live Lunchtime Concert LCM Student Composers Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site 7 Live Performances Francis Pott: CD Launch: Tooryn Vannin – ‘The Towers of Man’ 4 February 2015, 7.30pm, Lawrence Hall Entry by Invitation only – please email [email protected] for more information on the event 8 In June 2009 Francis Pott attended a performance of his ‘Cello Sonata at the Mananan Arts Festival in Port Erin, Isle of Man. Intrigued by the mysterious Milner Tower on Bradda Head, guarding the entrance to the bay, he walked up to it on a blustery summer’s day. By the time he returned, the ideas for a companion sonata for viola and piano had come into being. Not long before this, the Japanese-born, London-based violist Yuko Inoue had visited LCM to give a recital and master class, and had spontaneously requested that Francis consider writing her a piece. The Sonata which eventually resulted from this is a sweepingly romantic half-hour work embodying the composer’s response to the South-Western coastline of Man and, in particular, to two of the various towers dotted along its length: Milner Tower and Corrin’s Tower, a commemorative folly with a tragic history, situated on the cliffs above Peel, Man’s only cathedral city. The Sonata is paired on disc with Einzige Tage [‘Unique Days’], a cycle featuring song settings inspired by the Russian poets Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova. Commissioned in 2010 as a gift to Simon Phillips and his recital partner, the Ukrainian-born soprano Alla Kravchuk, the songs set these poems in German translations, a reflection of Alla’s years as a successful soloist in Germany and of widespread German interest in the poetic legacy of Pasternak and Akhmatova. The CD launch recital will feature four of the nine songs and the Viola Sonata complete. The CD will be available on EM Records and will soon be available via their website www.em-records.com Tuesday 10 February Ealing Music and Film Festival LCM Chamber Choir performs music by Henryk Górecki, for the opening ceremony of the Ealing Valentine Music and Film Festival Time: 6pm by invite only For details please visit www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org Wednesday 11 February LCM Live Lunchtime Concert Vilija Leitanaite (jazz singer) Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Thursday 12 February Ealing Film and Music Festival Robert Sholl performs musical improvisations to silent films by James Sibley Watson Time: 6pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site For information please visit www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org Francis Pott (photo by Rumen Mitchinov) Live Performances Wednesday 4 February Francis Pott CD Launch: Tooryn Vannin – ‘The Towers of Man’ Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall (Entry by Invitation only – please email [email protected] for more information on the event) 9 Live Performances Friday 13 February Take a Break Time: 1.15pm – 1.45pm Location: UWL Heartspace, Ealing site Wednesday 18 February LCM Live Lunchtime Concert Chamber Music performed by LCM Students Time: 1.10pm Location: Vestry Hall, Ranelagh Road Wednesday 18 February LCM Musical Theatre “Scratch Festival” Final Year students present their Devised Productions Time: 7.30pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site For Tickets visit www.uwlsu.com/lcmlive 10 Thursday 19 February LCM Musical Theatre ‘Scratch Festival’ Final Year students present their Devised Productions Time: 7.30pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site For Tickets visit www.uwlsu.com/lcmlive Friday 20 February LCM Musical Theatre “Scratch Festival” Final Year students present their Devised Productions Time: 7.30pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site For Tickets visit www.uwlsu.com/lcmlive Saturday 21 February LCM Musical Theatre “Scratch Festival” Final Year students present their Devised Productions Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site For Tickets visit www.uwlsu.com/lcmlive Wednesday 25 February LCM Live Celebrity Recital: ECO Ensemble String Quartet Intimate Voices: Haydn and Shostakovich Haydn String Quartet in E flat Op. 33 No. 2. “The Joke”. Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 Op. 110 in C minor The extremes of expression and style are represented by these two major string quartets. Haydn’s sunny “Joke” quartet epitomises the early Classical style of string quartet writing while Shostakovich’s dramatically dark emotional work, written nearly 180 years later, is imbued with personal sorrow and deep meaning. Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Live Performances Tuesday 24 February DMus Piano Recital Tina Vinson (piano) This recital features works by composers who were involved in concerts promoting ‘American’ music during the 1930s by the Pan American Association of Composers. Tina has selected music focusing on some of the Latin American composers in this society, Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Amadeo Roldan (Cuba), Alejandro Garcia Caturla (Cuba) and Carlos Chavez (Mexico). All these composers wrote music that was stylistically linked to their own countries and many consider this effort to be an attempt to ‘break away’ from European tradition to create an independent musical identity associated with their respective countries. Time: 3.30pm Location: Vestry Hall, Ranelagh Road 11 Live Performances Wednesday 25 February Live Electric Music Season Classical ‘Ultra-Production’ Piano Concert Four pianists in different spaces will perform radical re-interpretations and recompositions of pieces from the classical repertoire, including Debussy, and the resulting performance will be distributed through a 5.1 surround sound system into Lawrence Hall. This continues LCM’s series of innovative live events utilising the RedNet networking system. Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Thursday 26 February LCM Sessions Pop Performance Students Showcase Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site 12 Friday 27 February Take a Break Time: 1.15pm – 1.45pm Location: UWL Heartspace, Ealing site Wednesday 4 March LCM Live Lunchtime Concert LCM vocal students’ present French and Italian song Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Live Performances Jonathan Snowden LCM Live Celebrity Recital 4 March 2015, 7pm, Lawrence Hall Jonathan Snowden is one of Britain's premier solo flautists. He was named Principal Flute of the English National Opera North Orchestra at age 21. He was then appointed to the same post with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and was subsequently principal flute in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. His thrilling sound and technical virtuosity are admired here and abroad, and he has been described as "one of the most brilliant flautists of his generation." He has played concertos all over the world and has been a guest first flute with many orchestras abroad, particularly in America. Here in the UK he is now much in demand by composers to record their film scores. His recording list, includes amongst others: Batman, Lord of the Rings, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Don Juan, Tomb Raider, The Mummy, Bridget Jones Diary, Gangs of New York, and Sponge Bob Square Pants. As a teacher, Jonathan has a unique view on how players can link technique to communication and interpretation. He aims to improve performance by nurturing a flexible flute player capable of taking risks. A more powerful conversation can then exist between the soloist, supporting musicians and audience. Pan magazine describes one of his classes: "dynamic and inspirational, conducting the class with energy and sheer enthusiasm. Each student was encouraged to look deeper into themselves and their music, exploring the many possibilities of dynamic range and colour. Most of all, people came away feeling inspired, encouraged and fulfilled and surely that's what music is all about." In 2012 Jonathan took up the post of Professor of Flute at the University of Shenandoah, Virginia, USA. 13 Live Performances Wednesday 4 March LCM Live Celebrity Recital Jonathan Snowden (flute) Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Thursday 5 March Band of The Coldstream Guards and LCM Camerata This concert will feature a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue performed by Emilie Capulet (piano) Time: 7.30pm Location: St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road Wednesday 11 March LCM Live Celebrity Recital Oren Marshall (tuba) featuring LCM Brass Ensemble Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site 14 Friday 13 March Take a Break Time: 1.15pm – 1.45pm Location: UWL Heartspace, Ealing site Friday 13 March Evening Recital French and Italian song performed by LCM vocal students Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Tuesday 17 March LCM Live and UWL SU present A concert of Irish Music featuring LCM Students followed by a Ceilidh Time: 8pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Wednesday 18 March LCM Live Celebrity Recital Alvin Moisey (piano) Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Wednesday 25 March LCM Live Lunchtime Concert A concert including music by Gerald Finzi Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Wednesday 25 March LCM Chorus and Chamber Choir Vivaldi’s Gloria, presented alongside premiers of new pieces by professional composers and by LCM students inspired by this classic work Time: 7pm Location: St Matthew’s Church, North Common Road, Ealing Live Performances Wednesday 18 March STREETWISE Meet employers from the creative industries and learn top tips on how to get your first job Time: 1 – 3.30pm Location: Ealing site Thursday 26 March LCM Sessions Pop Performance Students Showcase Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Friday 27 March Take a Break Time: 1.15pm – 1.45pm Location: UWL Heartspace, Ealing site 15 Live Performances English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble The English Chamber Orchestra has been described by the American radio network CPRN as "one of the world's greatest 'living' orchestras". LCM has been working hand-inhand with the ECO to create an Ensemble-inResidence made up from leading members of the orchestra. This partnership offers our talented classical music students the unrivalled opportunity to work closely with ECO musicians in performance and composition workshops, to participate in side-by-side rehearsals and orchestral coaching, and to benefit from a series of eight master classes given by the orchestra's musicians. There will also be a celebrity lunchtime recital given by the ECO Ensemble String Quartet featuring works by Haydn and Shostakovich on the 25th February. 16 The English Chamber Orchestra is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, its discography containing 860 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers. The ECO has also performed in more countries than any other orchestra, and played with many of the world’s greatest musicians. The illustrious history of the orchestra features many major musical figures. Benjamin Britten was the orchestra’s first Patron and a significant musical influence. 25 February 2015, 1.10pm, Lawrence Hall LCM Live Celebrity Recital: ECO Ensemble String Quartet – Intimate Voices: Haydn and Shostakovich An inspiring afternoon charting the string quartet's emergence as a form from late baroque chamber music through to the present day. With copious illustrated extracts from the major works of the repertory and an opportunity for all to discuss and explore the techniques and textures associated with writing for the string quartet. John Mills and Jeremy Isaac, violins Jonathan Barritt, viola Timothy Lowe, cello Live Performances 19 February 2015, 4pm – 6pm, Vestry Hall Composers’ Workshop: ECO Ensemble String Quartet – Intimate Voices: The Strings Quartet Story. Haydn String Quartet in E flat Op. 33 No. 2. "The Joke". Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 Op. 110 in C minor The extremes of expression and style are represented by these two major string quartets. Haydn's sunny "Joke" quartet epitomises the early classical style of string quartet writing while Shostakovich's dramatically dark emotional work, written nearly 180 years later, is imbued with personal sorrow and deep meaning. 17 ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Wednesday 18 March 2015 19:30 Cadogan Hall Daisuke Muranaka conductor Gloria Campaner piano Beethoven Leonora Overture No.3 Box Office Telephone 020 7730 4500 Online www.cadoganhall.com By post or in person from Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 1DQ (a booking fee of £2.50 per transaction is applied to telephone, online and postal bookings). Sponsored by MIKI HOUSE and Yamanaka Konzern Group 18 Schumann Piano Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' Tickets £35 £25 £15 £10 Students £5 through Student Pulse To join simply download the free app or visit studentpulse.co.uk EALING MUSIC & FILM VALENTINE FESTIVAL 10 – 15 February 2015 Celebrating Ealing’s Polish Heritage DETAILS & TICKETS ♥ EALING ♥ ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ MUSIC & FILM ♥ ♥ ♥ VALENTINE FESTIVAL English Chamber Orchestra, Tasmin Little, Julie Price, Tenebrae, Roxanna Panufnik, Ealing Studios, Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Julia Samojło, Kristine Balanas and more… 19 Live Performances Alvin Moisey, piano – LCM Live Celebrity Recital 18 March 2015, 1.10pm, Lawrence Hall Programme MessiaenLe Baiser de L'Enfant-Jésus (from Vingt Regards) Boulez Une Page d'Ephemeride Faure Pieces Breves nos. 1, 5, 7 and 8 Ravel Jeux d'Eau Debussy L'Isle Joyeuse 20 Alvin Moisey was hailed by The Times as a “pistol-packing pianist” after his 1987 South Bank debut, a prescient epithet given a subsequent career which has often landed him in some of the world's hottest spots. He has performed outdoors on the Israeli-Lebanese border during a Hizbollah rocket attack, broadcast live from the Golan Heights in the shadow of the Syrian army, and appeared on breakfast TV in Kuwait, only later to find his hotel requisitioned by the U.S. military in preparation for the invasion of Iraq. A coup attempt in Muscat in 1994 was inconveniently scheduled for the same evening as his performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for the Sultan of Oman. In between such adventures he has trotted the globe as both concerto soloist and chamber musician, appearing at New York's Carnegie Recital Hall, Tel-Aviv Opera House, the Louvre museum in Paris and concert halls in Taiwan and Japan, as well as performing regularly at London's Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and St. John's Smith Square. In recent years he has worked alongside such distinguished artists as the violinists Shlomo Mintz, Ida Haendel and Sayaka Shoji, appearing with them in concert halls in London, Geneva, Tokyo and Tel-Aviv. Live Performances 21 Alvin Moisey Live Performances Band of The Coldstream Guards and LCM Camerata 5 March 2014, 7.30pm, St Marys Church Programme to include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue performed by Emilie Capulet (piano) Major Darren Wolfendale – Director of Music, says: “The LCM has a great reputation for standards which is shared by the Band of The Coldstream Guards. It is a great opportunity for us to work alongside musicians who are working hard to prepare for a career in music. The band’s musicians are graduates from all over the country but many come from London and, if there is an opportunity to help other musicians along the way, they are more than happy to do so.” 22 The Coldstream Regiment was formed in 1650 by George Monck, a General in Oliver Cromwell's "New Model Army" and can therefore claim to be one of the oldest regiments in the world. In 1661, shortly after the restoration of the monarchy, they were re-commissioned by King Charles II as Household Troops and from the town of Coldstream which lies just inside Scotland near Berwick-Upon-Tweed where it was first formed. From the earliest days the Regiment had drummers and a "Band of Music" from 1742. This was in fact eight civilian musicians who were hired by the month by Officers of the Regiment to provide music for the Changing of the Guard at St. James' Palace. Lance Sergeant Gavin Hall performs the Last Post at St Symphorien Aug 14 Live Performances The band spends a large proportion of its time engaged in support to State and ceremonial duties in London which range from mounting Guard at Buckingham Palace to playing during State visits and other high profile engagements. In recent times the band has travelled to Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France and a performed concert tour to Japan. Other major events include the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, London Olympics, Trooping the Colour, Cenotaph, Festival of Remembrance, Household Division Beating Retreat to name but a few. In 2014 the band has been heavily committed to events to commemorate the start of WW1. 23 Live Performances Oren Marshall, Tuba and Electronics LCM Live Celebrity Recital 11 March 2015, 1.10pm, Lawrence Hall Oren Marshall is a pioneering player of acoustic tuba and electric tuba who, crossing between classical, jazz, improvised and world music, has collaborated with the likes of Derek Bailey, Charlie Haden, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Moondog, Radiohead, Hermeto Pascoal, The Pan-African Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. He has played with every major orchestra in London as well as with the Bolshoi Theatre Soloists, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Ballet. As a member of London Brass (whom he joined in 1987) he has made numerous recordings, toured worldwide several times, played six 24 Proms concerts and performed for The Queen, Prince Charles, the German Chancellor, the President of China and the Pope. Amongst the many Duos Oren has played are performances with Jazz pianist John Taylor, New York Beatboxer Adam Matta, UK Beatboxers Shlomo and Hobbit, PreparedPiano player Hauschka, Percussionist Evelyn Glennie and multi award-winning vocalist, Bobby Mcferrin. As a solo artist, Oren has played all over the world and his ground-breaking solo work lead to multiple nominations for the BBC Innovation in Jazz Award. He leads and writes for the Charming Transport Band, bringing together master musicians from Ghana and Nigeria and innovators from London’s jazz and improvised music scenes. Oren is currently Head of Brass Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London and teaches on the Leadership course at the Guildhall School of Music and on the Jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music. “A rambunctious young man” Gunther Schuller Live Performances He has also shared the stage with artists such as Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayers, Moby, Vinicio Caposella, Murcoff, Tomasz Stanko and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. “I ain’t ever heard a Tuba being played like that before” Bobby Mcferrin “The Jimi Hendrix of the Tuba” John Fordham “Beautiful Tuba! Lindo, lindo, lindo!” Hermeto Pascoal 25 STREETWISE arts careers fair 2015 Wednesday 18 March, 1pm – 3.30pm The Street, Ealing site St Mary’s Road W5 5RF 26 #UWLStreetwise Meet employers from the creative industries and learn top tips on how to get your first job Live Performances Advanced Performance Projects Final year BMus (Hons) Music Performance students present a wide range of selfmanaged projects, in which they showcase their talents as performers. This year promises to be a particularly rich, diverse and creative series of projects involving a wide range of classical and jazz repertoire. Project performances will take place at our Ealing site in Lawrence and Vestry Halls as well as other venues in Ealing and across London. This year we start earlier than usual with two performances in January. We very much hope you will be able to lend your support to these exciting events and for other Advanced Performance Projects later in the academic year. For information please visit www.uwl.ac.uk/lcmperformanceprojects 27 Musical Theatre London College of Music MUSICAL THEATRE UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS 28 capture Musical Theatre LCM Musical Theatre ‘Scratch Festival’ 18 – 21 February 2015 Lawrence Hall For Tickets visit www.uwlsu.com/lcmlive The Devised Theatre module will allow final year students to work alongside writers on new musicals in progress and to produce their own devised pieces of musical theatre from scratch. Students will work with established writers to shape and craft new work before applying this knowledge, under the guidance of industry practitioners, to creating their own musical theatre works. The idea is to present a selection of new musicals and devised works in repertory as part of a ‘Scratch Festival’ at UWL in February. 29 Musical Theatre THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE 22 – 25 April 2015 Watermans Theatre For Tickets Visit www.watermans.org.uk Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. 30 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Additional Material by Jay Reiss Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York Based upon C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an original play by The Farm. The Barrington Stage Company workshop of the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE was originally co-directed by Michael Barakiva and Rebecca Feldman Musical Theatre The Farm was founded in 2000 by Rebecca Feldman, Artistic Director. It is a collective of writers and performers, including Jay Reiss, Dan Fogler and Sarah Saltzberg. The Farm’s interest is in the role of improvisation in creating new work for the theatre. The Farm initially designates a two-week intensive period in which to discover, develop and rehearse a play from the impulses borne mainly out of the pressure of a deadline. Previous projects include “Super” (at Atlantic Theatre Studios), “Why I hate Florida” (workshop at White Wave in DUMBO) and “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E” at the present company Theatorium in October 2002), on which “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is based. The character and original dialogue of “Beth Marguiles”, “Vice President Douglas Panch”, “Mr. Barfee” and “Logan Schwarzengrubenierre” were created by Rebecca Feldman, Jay Reiss, Dan Fogler and Sarah Saltzberg respectively. Alfie, Nov 2014 31 Musical Theatre SATURDAY NIGHT 29 April – 2 May 2015 Watermans Theatre For Tickets Visit www.watermans.org.uk In 1953, Saturday Night was to mark the Broadway debut of a young, new writer, Stephen Sondheim. Owing to the death of the original producer, Saturday Night’s New York opening was delayed some 47 years! But now it’s here, brimming with all the charm and youthful vitality of a talent blossoming into greatness. Saturday Night tells the unassuming story of a group of Brooklyn boys trying to make good in the stock market in 1929. Unfortunately, one of them, Gene, is so eager to climb the social ladder and impress his sweetheart, he invests his friends’ money in a swank apartment near the Brooklyn Bridge, even going as far as to sell his cousin’s precious automobile! 32 SATURDAY NIGHT Book by Julius J. Epstein Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on the play “Front Porch in Flatbush” by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK. 6 – 9 May 2015 Lawrence Hall For Tickets Visit www.uwlsu.com/lcmlive Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears, and exhilaration of the teen years, it has been hailed as the Best Musical of the Year by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer, and USA Today. Musical Theatre SPRING AWAKENING SPRING AWAKENING A New Musical Book and Lyrics by Music by Steven Sater Duncan Sheik Based on the Original Play by Frank Wedekind Produced on Broadway by IRA PITTELMAN, TOM HULCE, JEFFREY RICHARD, JERRY FRANKEL, ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY, Jeffrey Sine, Freddy deMann, Max Cooper, Mort Swinsky/Cindy and Jay Gutterman/Joe McGinnis/Judith Ann Abrams, ZenDog Productions/CarJac Productions, Aron Bergson Productions, Jennifer Manocherian/Ted Snowden. Harold Thau/Terry E. Schnuck/Cold Spring Productions, Amanda Dubois/Elizabeth Eyon Wetherell, Jennifer Maloney/Tamara Tunie/Joe Cilibrasi The World Premier of “SPRING AWAKENING” was produced by the Atlantic Theater Company by special arrangement with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman. This amateur production is presented by permission of Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York. 33 Master Classes and Workshops London College of Music MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS London College of Music offers master classes and workshops on a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Monday’s “Master class Series” are generally music technology focused but always offer something interesting and accessible for all. Thursday’s “Composers’ Workshops” invite a host of modern composers to LCM. “Industry Platforms” bring in professionals from across all aspects of LCM curriculum and performance “Master classes” take place throughout the year. We welcome and encourage everyone to attend. London College of Music Live master classes and workshops are open to the public and, unless otherwise indicated, booking for LCM Live events is available by emailing [email protected] For more information on performances please visit uwl.ac.uk/lcmlive or email us at [email protected] 34 capture Master Classes and Workshops Monday Master Classes Mondays 5pm – 8pm, TC132 The LCM Master Classes series runs on Monday evenings for most weeks of the academic year. The sessions will feature lectures and presentations from staff, PhD students and industry professionals. These will cover many topics relating to the presenters’ areas of research or recent professional practice. This will include many topics such as, recording and production projects, composition work, organising performances, working with charities and survival skills for musicians. This year we look forward to lectures from the following: • Pete Cook • Antonio Castells-Delgado • Sam Proctor • Sara McGuinness • Andrew Bourbon • Pip Williams • Paul Borg • Justin Paterson • Charlie Norton • Simon Zagorski-Thomas • David Osbon • Jonathan Stockdale 35 Master Classes and Workshops Composers’ Workshop Thursdays 4 – 6pm, TC272 The Composers’ Workshop series at LCM runs during most weeks of the term. Most of the workshops feature guest speakers, including many composers with an international reputation. Industry professionals such as music publishers, agents, representatives of commissioning bodies and others who are able to give specialists perspectives on the world of contemporary composition also feature in the series. For the most part, however, the workshops focus on the compositional techniques, aesthetic attitudes and philosophies behind the music. The attitudes of our guests cover the full range, from the moral and spiritual aspirational perspectives of some composers of opera and concert music to the purely commercial attitude of some media composers. 36 This year we look forward to workshops from the following composers: • Param Vir • Philip Grange • Morgan Hayes • Christina Athinodorou • Ian W. Moore • Leigh Phillips • Adam Bird • Moritz Schmittat Please check uwl.ac.uk/lcmlive for more information on individual workshops and master classes Master Classes and Workshops Wednesday 28 January LCM Live Master Class Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm Location: Vestry Hall, Ranelagh Road Thursday 29 January Composers’ Workshop: Philip Grange Time: 4pm – 6pm Location: TC272, Ealing site Thursday 5 February Composers’ Workshop: Morgan Hayes Time: 4pm – 6pm Location: TC272, Ealing site Thursday 12 February Composers’ Workshop: Christina Athinodorou Time: 4pm – 6pm Location: TC272, Ealing site Crispian Steele-Perkins 37 Master Classes and Workshops Crispian Steele-Perkins, trumpet and Leslie Pearson, piano LCM Live Celebrity Recital and Master Class 28 January 2015: Concert, 1.10pm, Lawrence Hall. Master class, 2.30pm – 5.30pm, Vestry Hall In this recital Crispian will perform pieces by Purcell, Handel, Haydn and Mozart, as well as a suite from Bernstein’s West Side Story for which the pianist was today’s artist, Leslie Pearson, when the musical’s London opening took place in 1959; subsequently he took over as the show’s musical director. For the afternoon master class, Crispian, known for his flexibility on the trumpet, will bring with him regular orchestral trumpets in Bb, Eb, piccolo trumpet, baroque trumpet, natural trumpet, keyed trumpet, slide trumpet and Flügelhorn. 38 Crispian Steele-Perkins began playing the trumpet at the age of 10 and, after training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he became a member of Sadlers Wells Opera, the Royal Philharmonic and the English Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist Crispian has received worldwide critical acclaim spanning more than four decades for his artistic subtlety and the purity of his tone. Crispian collects and restores antique trumpets, upon which he has performed and recorded with The Academy of Ancient Music, The King’s Consort and The English Baroque Soloists. He plays the theme tune to one of the BBC’s longest-running and most popular TV programmes, Antiques Roadshow. Described by Virtuoso magazine as ‘the world's leading exponent of the Baroque Trumpet’, particularly when heard in duet with some of the world's greatest singers such as Kiri te Kanawa, Emma Kirkby, John Tomlinson and Bryn Terfel, Crispian has also recorded with popular artists including Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, Lulu, Cliff Richard, Bob Geldof and Harry Secombe. In addition, he has performed Leslie Pearson is one of Britain’s most distinguished keyboard players. On the concert platform and in commercial studios his performances and compositions have entertained millions – most famously in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, the TV series Dr Who, Poirot and Lovejoy. He regularly played at Buckingham Palace for the late Queen Mother and HRH Prince Charles, in whose recent wedding he also participated. Leslie was official keyboard player for the Philharmonia Orchestra for 40 years under Klemperer, Karijan, Muti and Rattle. His playing has received critical acclaim, particularly in Muti’s recording of Handel’s Water Music with the Berlin Philharmonic, and in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Henryk Szeryng, Gidon Kremer and Itzak Perlman also in many collaborations with Crispian Steele-Perkins including ‘The English Trumpet’, ‘The Regent’s Bugle’ and most recently the highly acclaimed ‘The Music of Gershwin”and "Movie Classics’. Master Classes and Workshops numerous TV scores for shows including, amongst many others, Dr Who, Oliver Twist, The World at War, Inspector Morse and Tales of the Unexpected. In the world of film, Crispian’s playing can be heard on more than 80 classic scores such as Jaws, Gandhi, Star Wars – Episode IV, Batman, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers and no fewer than six films from the James Bond series. Whilst his numerous solo recordings extend from Handel to Glenn Miller, he has featured regularly as a concert soloist in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Sydney Opera House and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. His largest 'live' audience was 133,000 at the Edinburgh International Festival. 39 Master Classes and Workshops Thursday 19 February Composers’ Workshop: ECO Ensemble String Quartet – Intimate Voices: The String Quartet Story. An inspiring afternoon charting the string quartet’s emergence as a form from late baroque chamber music through to the present day. With copious illustrated extracts from the major works of the repertory and an opportunity for all to discuss and explore the techniques and textures associated with writing for the string quartet. Time: 4pm – 6pm Location: Vestry Hall, Ranelagh Road 40 Jonathan Snowden The Monday ‘Master Class Series’ and Thursday ‘Composers’ Workshop’ run every week and more information on these can be found by visiting uwl.ac.uk/lcmlive Master Classes and Workshops Thursday 26 February Composers’ Workshop: Roger Cawkwell Time: 4pm – 6pm Location: TC272, Ealing site Wednesday 4 March LCM Live Master Class Jonathan Snowden (flute) Time: 2.30pm – 5pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Thursday 19 March Composers’ Workshop: Robin Holloway on Neo-Romanticism Time: 4pm – 6pm Location: TC272, Ealing site Christina Athinodorou 41 Master Classes and Workshops Robin Holloway Composers’ Workshop 19 March 2015, 4 – 6pm, TC272 Robin Holloway was a lecturer in music at Cambridge University for 32 years between 1975 and 2011, teaching a generation of composers including Judith Weir and Thomas Adés. His works of the 1960s show a modernist stance, culminating in the First Concerto for Orchestra (completed 1969). This attitude has remained one strand of Holloway’s thought as demonstrated by such works as Evening with Angels (1972), the much acclaimed Second Concerto for Orchestra (1979), and two works written for the London Sinfonietta, Aria (1979-80) and the Double Concerto (1987-88). 42 A complementary and more controversial side of Holloway’s musical nature grew out of his study of language, style and quotation for his doctoral thesis Debussy and Wagner. This has led in many works to a radical liaison with Romanticism and tonality, as in Scenes from Schumann (1969-70), the opera Clarissa (1976) premiered in 1990 at English National, and Seascape and Harvest (1983-4) composed for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. A more relaxed side of the same endeavour can be seen in a series of serenade and divertimento-type pieces for differing chamber ensembles. The Holloway discography includes premiere recordings of the Second and Third Concertos for Orchestra on NMC, the former winning the 1994 Gramophone Contemporary Record of Master Classes and Workshops the Year Award. Two volumes of Holloway’s collected writings, Essays and Diversions, were published in 2003 and 2008. Works composed during the 1990s included Scenes from Antwerp, Clarissa Sequence for soprano and orchestra commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and his first Symphony, premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2000 BBC Proms. New works written over the past decade include a Fourth Concerto for Orchestra premiered by the San Francisco Symphony in 2007, RELIQUARY, incorporating music by Schumann for the 2010 BBC Proms, and a Fifth Concerto for Orchestra premiered at the BBC Proms in 2011. 2013 brought premieres in Beijing and San Francisco, with a new orchestral work in China resulting from an invitation to visit the country as part of the Composing China project. Robin Holloway 43 Competitions and PrizesLIVE PERFORMANCES London College of Music COMPETITIONS AND PRIZES 2015 44 capture March 2015 will be a busy time for students as they compete for a variety of prizes and awards. More detailed information can be found at uwl.ac.uk/lcmprizes and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of the winners at the LCM Prizewinners’ concert on Monday 11 May 2015, 6pm. Prizes and awards this year include: • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER MUSICAL THEATRE PRIZE Competitions and Prizes LCM Prizes and Competitions • MONA BLACKMAN PRIZE for classical pianists • BERNARD AND HALEY MUSIC PRIZES for classical instrumentalists (not piano) • GRIFFITHS PRIZES for Musical Theatre Students • ALBERT THOMAS HOWARD COMPOSITION PRIZE • LCM VERSE COMPETITION • LUTENOR PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING JAZZ VOCALIST• LCM JAZZ INSTRUMENTALIST PRIZE In memory of Denise Lutenor who was a • LCM MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PRIZE staunch supporter of jazz • MONA BLACKMAN PRIZE for jazz pianists • LCM POP PERFORMANCE PRIZE • JOHN IRELAND PRIZE for pianists • MICHAEL JAMES PRIZE for singers 45 Bloco LCM Bloco LCM Bloco LCM is a group open to all students and staff throughout the University, playing Brazilian music associated with carnival. No previous experience is necessary, only a good spirit of getting stuck in! It takes as its inspiration the samba schools and Blocos of Rio de Janeiro during carnival each February. The Bloco performs regularly in the University and around the area, and is also involved with work in local schools so that members can learn, and be part of teaching this fantastic vibrant music in a workshop context. The Bloco has played at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, as a flash mob of 50 drummers at Westfield, and at local carnivals in Acton and Greenford. A few Bloco members played for the flag handover to Rio 2016 at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Visit uwl.ac.uk/lcmjoin for more information 46 Bloco LCM 47 LCM Chorus and Chamber Choir Welcome to London College of Music Chorus and Chamber Choir These two ensembles rehearse on Mondays at LCM, and are open to all students and staff of the university as well as musical members of the local community. All singers are welcomed into LCM Chorus, and membership of LCM Chamber Choir is by audition. Our repertoire is wide, covering works from the standard classical choral canon, new compositions, early music, and arrangements of popular tunes and Christmas carols. In recent years we’ve sung choruses from Messiah (Handel) and from Elijah (Mendelssohn), Gloria (Vivaldi), Magnificat (Bach), Que sera sera, A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square, Drive my Car... 48 Performances January-March 2015 Saturday 24 January St Barnabas Church Ealing LCM Chamber Choir, with the Queldryk Choral Ensemble, sings arrangements of Stronger, Somebody to Love, Diamonds are Forever, Deep River and One Day Like This. Also movements from ‘Messyah’, Paul Ayres’s re-written version of Handel’s Messiah Tuesday 10 February LCM Chamber Choir performs music by Henryk Górecki, for the opening ceremony of the Ealing Valentine Music and Film Festival LCM Chorus and Chamber Choir Wednesday 25 March LCM Chorus and Chamber Choir: Vivaldi’s Gloria, presented alongside premiers of new pieces by professional composers and by LCM students inspired by this classic work Come and join us! For more information, register using the online form at uwl.ac.uk/joinin email [email protected] or call the conductor, Paul Ayres, on 07583 519502 49 LCM Junior College London College of Music LCM JUNIOR COLLEGE For more information please visit uwl.ac.uk/juniormusic or contact Carole Welch on 020 8231 2168 50 capture Junior College provides a complete musical education for students aged 7 to 19. Saturdays at LCM Junior College are about more than just one-to-one lessons. We offer a whole musical experience encouraging students to join ensembles and workshops, engaging them in music in a fun, focused and supportive environment. Performance is at the heart of the London College of Music community and particularly so for Junior College students, who perform in a number of concerts throughout the year, including participating in the very popular Senior College concerts. These performances provide our students with the opportunity to build their confidence and showcase their talents. Students at LCM Junior College are encouraged to take graded examinations with our graded examination board – LCM Examinations, which delivers over 60,000 exams per year worldwide. LCM Junior College LCM Junior College LCM graded examinations are part of the National Qualification Network, which means that students gain valuable UCAS points along their musical pathway. Those who achieve an LCM grade 8 in their chosen instrument, will receive an automatic practical offer when applying for BMus (Hons) Performance or BMus (Hons) Performance and Recording at undergraduate level. How we teach Teaching is across all genres and is tailored to suit the needs of individual students, whether in instrumental, singing, one-to-one or ensemble activities. 51 LCM Junior College One-to-one lessons Individual lessons are available for any instrument or voice, and are conducted by tutors who are leading distinguished careers as performers. This style of individual lesson gives focused practical and theoretical knowledge in a personal environment. Courses, workshops and ensembles LCM Junior College has courses, workshops and ensembles to provide an enriched experience. They range across music disciplines and cover a breadth of genres to ensure that there is something for everyone. 52 Facilities London College of Music has an impressive number of individual studios in which students may practise. There is also a wide range of teaching rooms and lecture theatres, as well as performance spaces including a dance studio. Lawrence Hall and Vestry Hall house the music technology facilities including our state-of-theart digital recording studios. Courses Ensembles Students take part in ensemble groups for their instrument across all kinds of genres, including classical, jazz, funk and pop. This helps them to develop their technical playing, team skills and confidence. GCSE music and Pre-U music (equivalent to A Level) We offer specialised preparatory courses and qualification courses for both GCSE and Pre-U (the Cambridge equivalent of A Level). These courses can be taken at any age, subject to an assessment by the course director. Speech, drama and musical theatre We offer courses in speech, drama and musical theatre for beginners, intermediates and advanced students, as well as preparing students for graded exams, and diploma and GCSE examinations. LCM Junior College General musicianship Streamed groups work on theory and aural skills to provide a solid foundation of musical understanding and to further support performance and musicianship in the individual lessons. Discovering music These groups allow students to explore music and understand how it works in a fun but informative setting. • • • • • • • • • • • workshops instrumental or singing lessons classical classicial pop performing arts music technology jazz pop/rock workshop glee club drama club drama (diploma/teaching diploma). 53 LCM Upcoming Performances Wednesday 15 April 2015 LCM Live Celebrity Recital: ECO Ensemble Wind Trio Time: 1.10pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Wednesday 15 April 2015 LCM Glee Concert Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Wednesday 22 April 2015 LCM Master Class with singer Sally Burgess Time: 2.30pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site 54 Monday 11 May 2015 LCM Prize Giving Concert Time: 6pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May 2015 UWL Summer Showcase Concerts and Shows Time: 7pm Location: Lawrence Hall, Ealing site Sally Burgess Photo Credit: Bill Knight W5 Productions Looking for a creative talent for your next project or event? W5 Productions is a new and independent production company showcasing and promoting UWL’s talents and skills. Tap into the freshest talents from London College of Music and Ealing School of Art, Design and Media and benefit from cutting edge, creative and professional output. Roster of talents available include: • Film crews • Instrumentalists – jazz and classical • Photographers • Vocalists – jazz, classical and pop Contact us today to find out more about our talented creatives. Email: [email protected] Telephone: 020 8231 2656 Twitter: W5Productions W5 Productions is the trading name of University of West London. 55 Film Photography Short courses Photoshop techniques Unleash the creative in you... To explore your passion and to book your place: uwl.ac.uk/ADMgazette 56 Creative writing Open days Come to one of our open days and find out why... of our graduates are in employment within six months of graduating* For more information visit uwl.ac.uk /open *T hese are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in July 2014. 57 We invite you to TA K E Y O U R S E AT in the heart of campus At the heart of the new home for the London College of Music, the performance hall has been completely renovated, ensuring the College has an exceptional dedicated performance space, offering students a platform for the development and showcasing of their talents. We are delighted to offer you an exceptional opportunity to put your name on a great learning platform by naming a seat* in the LCM Performance Hall. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your connection to the LCM and support to the students. Your donation will make a real difference by providing the very best facilities for future generations of young artists. Remember, your past and connection to the LCM is important but tomorrow is waiting for you to light the way. Visit alumni.uwl.ac.uk/takeaseat to name your seat or contact [email protected] to take advantage of the Give As You Earn scheme**. * N aming a seat does not include admission to individual performances or events or guarantee allocation of that seat for a particular performance. 58 ** T he Give As You Earn Scheme is one of the most tax-effective ways for you to donate to a special cause. The scheme allows your donation to be taken from your pre-tax salary, meaning that part of your donation comes from money that would have otherwise gone to HMRC. For example if you donate £10, only £8 will be deducted from your salary. Want to earn whilst working on creative projects? W5 Productions is a new and independent production company promoting UWL’s creative talents and skills to corporate and private clients. As a student or graduate of London College of Music or Ealing School of Art, Design and Media, you have the opportunity to work on paid creative projects whilst developing your portfolio and expertise. Recent commissions include: • Design W5 Productions logo • Documentary film • Music performance at corporate client reception • Recording and tech support to world class violinist There are lots of paid opportunities available for you too, contact us to register with W5 Productions today! Email: [email protected] Telephone: 020 8231 2656 Twitter: W5Productions W5 Productions is the trading name of University of West London. 59 Join our community Find us at facebook.com/LondonCollegeofMusic Follow us at twitter.com/LCMLive For more events please visit uwl.ac.uk/lcmlive or email [email protected] for more information LCM Exams Find out more about our international examinations board. For more information visit uwl.ac.uk/lcmexams 60 ALUMNI If you studied at the University of West London or one of our predecessor institutions then you are a member of the UWL Alumni Association. Membership of the Alumni Association is automatic, completely free, and gives you access to a range of great benefits: • Part of a global network with over 96,000 members in 60 countries worldwide • Quarterly newsletter • Careers and employment support* • Alumni focused events** • Discounts for services • Alumni Card – giving access to the UWL Library and borrowing rights*** For more information on the UWL Alumni Association, including how to make sure you remain in touch by updating your details visit uwl.ac.uk/alumni * Alumni are eligible to access the Careers and Employment service for up to three years after graduation ** There is a fee for alumni events *** Alumni cards are supplied by an external provider who charge an administrative fee for each card 61 Pillars Restaurant We are open during term time Tuesday to Friday for lunch Thursday and Friday evening dinner Bring this booklet with you and receive 10% off your food. 62 To book, please call 020 8231 2200 63 Venues 1 2 3 64 Ealing site St Mary’s Road Ealing London W5 5RF Vestry Hall Ranelagh Road Ealing London W5 5RJ St Mary’s Church St Mary’s Road Ealing London W5 5RF Other Venues St Barnabas Church Pitshanger Lane Ealing London, W5 1QG St Matthew’s Church 7 North Common Road Ealing Common London W5 2QR Ealing To M1 Walpole Park 1 Lammas Park 3 2 65 D LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC EXAMINATIONS London College of Music Examinations London College of Music Examinations offers qualifications in music, drama and communication, through a worldwide network of exam centres. Exams cover a wide range of classical, jazz, pop/rock and traditional music subjects. They are available for candidates of all levels: from beginner Steps through 8 grades to professional diplomas in performance and teaching. LCM Exams are regulated by Ofqual, and higher grades are awarded UCAS tariff points. Visit uwl.ac.uk/lcmexams to find out more. 66 Here are just four examples of what’s available: Music Theatre Our fastest growing subject area: assessments at all levels combining the musical and dramatic skills required by the music theatre performer. Ensemble A flexible syllabus, offering assessments to groups of all sizes and instrumental/ vocal combinations: from duets and trios to orchestras, bands and choirs. LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC EXAMINATIONS Have you looked at the innovative range of qualifications offered by LCM Exams? Recital Grades A new alternative to standard graded exams, focusing entirely on performance of pieces if the candidate chooses. 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