Our music facilities are unrivalled by any other college in the area.
The superb Music Suite includes a recital room, built to concert standard, acoustically tuned surfaces to allow for a range of music to be performed, from solo classical to rock bands.
In addition there are three additional music classrooms and five practice rooms, a reception area and cloakroom facilities. The suite is in constant use for lectures, individual instrumental classes and a range of music productions throughout the year.
Throughout the Music Building, scrupulous attention has been paid to the design of each space. In the Recital Room, the high, sloping ceiling combined with a polished wooden floor and wall panels give a perfect acoustic for chamber music.
This room also contains a brand new grand piano. Recording up to BBC standards has been achieved by embedding all the recording equipment and connections required into the fabric of the building, and students benefit from being able to listen themselves on studio quality recordings. There are practice rooms and two large teaching/rehearsal rooms fitted with the latest high-fidelity playback equipment. All these spaces are well soundproofed and acoustically designed to the highest standards.
The Music Section also boasts a recording suite of 3 live rooms and a main studio, with facilities to connect to a further 3 rooms if required. The studio is equipped with a 56 input mixer, 24 track hard disk recorder, a range of outboard effects, dynamic processors, microphones, digital sampler and CD recorder. There is also a stand alone 24 track digital recording system, and facilities to transfer multitrack music to Apple Mac computer running, amongst others, Logic Studio and Reason.
The electronic music rooms are situated in the North East building. Three rooms are dedicated to making music using state of the art Apple Mac Computers. All Music Tech rooms are equiped with programs such as Logic, Reason, Sibelius, and “Oxygen” USB powered keyboards. The music Department also contains 3 rehearsal studios and 7 individual practice rooms.