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Holly Smith

07787054586 | hollylouise-smith@hotmail.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-smith1/

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EDUCATION
2016-2019 2:1, BMus Music (Hons), City, University of London

• Modules include Major Project Dissertation, Music Journalism, Sound Recording for Musicians, Performance, Critical Listening, Art and the Transcendent: Wagner, Mahler and Schoenberg, Composition: Instrumental and Vocal, Analysing Music, Orchestral and Instrumental Studies.

Skills gained:

Excellent written historical, critical and analytical skills
Planning content and employing research skills required for producing journalistic content
Experience of the composition process, from developing material, creating scores and parts, to

working with musicians in rehearsal
Ability to think creatively, independently and manage group work among part-time work
Organisation and time management.

2011-2016 Beaconhurst School – Academic Scholarship

• Advanced Higher ABB – Music, History, Drama
• Scottish Highers AAAAB – English, Drama, Music, History, Art • SQA National 5 AAAAABBB inc Maths, Spanish and Biology

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MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Volunteered in May 2019 helping teach Balinese Gamelan classes to a local primary school group
Collaborated with top London based musicians including EXAUDI and Plus-Minus Ensemble
Member of City Chamber Choir, Balinese Gamelan, a Greek Vocal Ensemble called Civitas and

helped co-found and lead an Indonesian Ensemble
Accepted onto two short courses at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Aspiring Conductor

and Conducting for Ensembles
Keen singer and piano player with extensive performance experience solo and in groups

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Sept 2018-Aug 2019 Keyholder at Sweet Things Bakery Management and Responsibility

• Responsible for the opening and closing of the store including cashing up and locking up, stock control, handling deliveries, and making orders.
Demonstrated effective teamwork skills through managing a small team of people and ensuring food health and safety procedures were being met, supervising the weekly cleaning rota and doing the daily paperwork required
Liaised with different areas of the business to ensure stock was always made and ready and planned out the day by designating tasks to certain people

Feb 2017-Aug 2018 Barista and Waitress at J+A Cafe and Bar Event Experience
Achieved an effective all-rounder role: cash handling and till operation, greeting customers, and

preparing hot drinks
Ensuring the smooth running of events from start to finish including birthday parties, corporate

events, and family events.
Achieved significant improvements in the productivity through up-selling seasonal promotions

Feb 2016-Sept 2017 Front of House Customer Service Assistant at MHOR Group Customer Service Skills
Improved the organisation of the restaurant through busy shifts by being attentive and organised

with the booking system
Developed customer service skills by dealing with complaints and issues in an effective manner

May 2015-April 2016 Volunteer at Castle Rednock Horse Farm
Experience working with children of all ages
• Worked with children and adults teaching horse riding lessons and assisting leading a group of

customers on a country walk

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PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
IT Skills: Mac, Excel, Pro Tools, Sibelius, Logic Pro, Audacity, Mixing, Photoshop, Social Media.

Other Skills: Feature writing, Press releases, Editing, Recording, Production, Orchestration and Arranging, Music Theory, Sheet Music Resourcing, Sound Recording, Piano, Organ, Violin, Singing, Drums, Guitar.

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MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Volunteered in May 2019 helping teach Balinese Gamelan classes to a local primary school group
Collaborated with top London based musicians including EXAUDI and Plus-Minus Ensemble
Member of City Chamber Choir, Balinese Gamelan, a Greek Vocal Ensemble called Civitas and

helped co-found and lead an Indonesian Ensemble
• Accepted onto two short courses at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Aspiring Conductor and Conducting for Ensembles

• Keen singer and piano player with extensive performance experience solo and in groups • Previous Organ scholarship at Dunblane Cathedral

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