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FluteMusicMusic TheoryPerformancePiccoloTeaching

During the course of my musical career, I feel that I have grown into a well-rounded and sympathetic musician. I am classically trained as both a flute/piccolo player and singer with a passionate commitment to high-quality performance and tutoring. I feel that it is a professional musician’s duty to provide accessible and inspirational performances for all – and equally as important, fantastic and interactive learning opportunities for aspiring musicians, be that in the form of private & group tutoring or masterclasses & workshops. I feel that music is an integral part of the curriculum and as musicians, we should be pushing for it to once again move to the forefront of teaching within schools. Private co-educational schools are in a uniquely able position to do this and I feel that as the new Head of Woodwind, I could aid the school in this pursuit and support the students in their musical and educational journey. Having been educated in a state-funded secondary school and having worked in a prestigious school such as Millfield, I have an insight into the importance – or lack thereof, of music, in both of these differing areas of education.

I have enjoyed a rich performing life and have performed routinely as part of small and large scale instrumental and vocal ensembles. This has included: performing with the English Concert Orchestra and many freelance ‘scratch’ orchestral and operatic projects, performing the Reinecke Flute Concert in D major as a soloist with Walsall Symphony Orchestra; working with numerous choral ensembles, performing a huge diversity of repertoire, from Renaissance polyphony through to contemporary choral works by composers such as Gjeilo and Esenvalds; and performing as a Chamber Musician and soloist in several small music festivals across the country.

Professional Work

Millfield School, working as Graduate Musician in Residence with focus on flute/piccolo & voice (September 2018 – Present)

Teaching flute/piccolo & voice privately and supervising student practice
Providing ensemble coaching (inc. two flute & piano trio, choral sectionals, orchestral sectionals)
Preparing students for aural sections of ABRSM & Trinity grade examinations
Preparing students for music theory examinations
Singing as part of and directing sectionals for Camerata (bass 1 & tenor)
Singing as part of/leading tenor section in Millfield School Choir/Millfield Choral (singing Gounod’s Messe Solonnelle de Sainte Cecile)
Singing as part of Schola Cantorum (small male voice choir)
Continuing to study voice under Maria Marton, Eloise Routledge, Simon Clulow & Sylvia Griffin
Singing with choirs outside of Millfield School including the choir of St John’s Church Keynsham (tenor) under Musical Director Christopher Thomas
Freelance Musician (flute & piccolo, Teacher & Performer) (2011 – Present)

·        Currently teaching two flute students privately in addition to teaching at Millfield School

·        Flute/piccolo in Millfield School Concerto Concert & four performances of Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Millfield School (March/February 2019)

·        Flute in a performance of Saltford School’s Christmas play (December 2018)

·        Flute in a chamber concert (two flutes & piano) at Hanham Methodist Church (July 2018)

 

 

Education & Training

Birmingham Conservatoire, attained 2:1 BMus(Hons) Degree, graduating in 2016

Performed on multiple occasions as orchestral musician for orchestra & vocal projects including: Piccolo in the final performance of Verdi’s Requiem in Adrian Boult Hall; principal flute in performance of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites
Performed as part of Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus for performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor
Studied flute under Diane Clarke, Marie-Christine Zupancic, Judith Hall & Jonathan Rimmer and piccolo under Andrew Lane
Studied voice under Gordon Sandison
Singing as part of St Augustine’s Church, Edgbaston (C of E) choir
Prior to conservatoire

Attained Grade 8 and ATCL Performance Diploma (flute, distinction), studied under Nicola Russell
Attained Grade 8 Voice (distinction), studied under Diane Hammond
Singing as part of St Anne’s Church, Oldland Common (C of E) choir
Principal flute/piccolo – Kingswood Area Music Centre Concert Band
Principal flute/piccolo – Flutissimo Flute Choir
Principal flute/Piccolo – South Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra
Sir Bernard Lovell School

·        2 A-Levels in Music & English Language (B & D)

·        13 GCSEs including Music (GCSE & BTEC), English Literature & Language, Maths, Science Double Award and German (A* – B)

 

Referees

 

Mr Matthew Cook – Director of Music, Millfield School

cook.m@millfieldschool.com

Miss Chris Roberts – Head of Woodwind, Millfield School

roberts.c@millfieldschool.com

Mrs Diane Clark – Principal Flute of Orchestra of the Swan & Freelance Flute Player

dianeclark@hotmail.co.uk

Education

BMus(Hons) Degree in Performance (flute), Second Class Higher (2:1)

Birmingham Conservatoire
09/2011 - 06/2016

Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL Performance Diploma, Distinction)

Trinity College London
N/A

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