Music students at Nottingham College are being treated to a performance and Q & A session with multi-talented hip-hop artist Juga-naut, plus a Massive Goals workshop with dual Paralympian Darren Harris, as part of their annual ‘Industry Week – Music Expo’ 25 to 29 March.
The Expo is designed to set Music Performance and Music Technology students up for a career in industry.
Watch our live TV shows on YouTube
A highlight of the week is live-streamed TV shows featuring a mix of student performances across all genres.
The shows will be live on YouTube on Tuesday 26 March and Thursday 28 March 10.30am – midday and 1pm – 2.30pm.
This collaboration with Media students will include performances by both music technology and music performance students, streamed from The Venue at Clarendon campus.
The TV shows will be filmed and streamed by Television and Film Production students, giving them valuable experience of camera operation, working to a director’s cues, floor management and live vision mixing.
The College is also welcoming back talented Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Burns, who was featured on BBC Introducing, and multi-instrumentalist Alex Blythe.
College staff with years’ of industry experience will also be running workshops, including a Virtual Reality Expo, involving a live multisensory 360-degree music experience.
A few images from Music Expo 2018
Massive Goals - aiming high
It will be dual Paralympian Darren Harris’s second visit to the College this year, after he inspired Performance students at their industry week back in February. Darren is also England’s most capped and most decorated blind footballer.
After the first workshop, Michelle Rensler, Faculty Area Manager for Music and Performance, said: “Darren truly captured the attention of everyone with his inspirational and motivational storytelling. He linked his own experiences with tried and tested methods of self-improvement to enable everyone to take away practical tips.”
Darren’s workshop has been organised by DANCOP, the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme.
DANCOP is a partnership of universities and colleges working together to raise the aspirations of young people and support them to consider their futures, as part of a national government initiative to increase the number of young people from underrepresented groups who go into higher education.
The Music Expo also includes a DJ battle and beat battle, instrumental workshops, song-writing workshops, and other events.
The Expos are a great way for the students to hone their skills and put them into practice, which helps prepare them for a career in the music, performing arts, and media industries. The support we’ve received from creative professionals, both home-grown and from further afield, really adds to the experience.Jon Laud - Head of Faculty for Creative Arts
More on the recent Performing Arts Expo
During the week our Performance students also got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with outstanding vocal coach Mark De-Lisser, who has worked with huge international artists, and was responsible for arranging a version of the hit Stand by Me for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.