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Music performing arts course Course Overview If you are committed to a career in the music industry, studying with us is a great place to start. Whether your goal is to be a performer, songwriter, recording engineer or music business professional, you will develop industry-relevant skills within a challenging, well-supported and creative vocational environment. We offer a varied and well-rounded musical education to stretch and challenge you as a musician, and provide you with the range of skills you need to succeed in the industry. Student Experience What Qualities do I need? The Music Department benefits from outstanding facilities including a digital recording studio, Apple Mac MIDI suites and professionally equipped rehearsal rooms. Every year, students get the opportunity to perform in the school's 300 seat public performance venue, The Obie Theatre, as well as at a range of external venues. Our close relationship with The British Record Industry Trust and the support of the school's governors results in music students being invited to perform at a range of prestigious events and venues each year. Recent examples include The BBC Radio Theatre, The Roundhouse and The National Portrait Gallery. It is vital that students are already actively involved in musical activities both in and out of school. We are looking for open-minded, reliable team players who are focused and motivated. Being organised, responsible and able to meet deadlines is very important to us. You will also have an interest in the study of music as a wider subject (not just performance) and have the initiative to create musical opportunities for yourself and your peers. 24 Typical Careers: Performer, Producer, Sound Engineer, Songwriter, Music Teacher, Music Business Professional, Session Musician. For more details on this course visit www.brit.croydon.sch.uk/Music