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News: Music Expo gives live indus­try expe­ri­ence — also watch a live TV show!

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A snapshot of Music Expo 2018's live TV shows
A snapshot of Music Expo 2018's live TV shows

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.

Industry visitors

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. 

Stand by Me Performing Arts Expo video

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  • 25th March 2019 (2:05 PM)
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