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5th July 2018

York College music students had a sunny day for their ‘Summer Sounds in the Park’ event in Rowntree Park this weekend which saw audiences picnicking whilst enjoying a variety of musical performances.

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Students studying both Vocational and A Level music courses joined with staff from the College’s Music department to play a range of music genres in a variety of informal solo and groups. From classical, jazz , rock and pop, they enjoyed making music together in the Park for the final time before the end of the academic year. It was a celebration to mark the culmination of all the performance work the students have worked on as part of their studies.

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Emily Thorp, Acting Head of Division for Media, Music and Performing Arts said: “It was great to have such a lovely day for the event and to have such an appreciative audience, with families, friends and visitors enjoying the students’ work. The department is very proud of the achievements of our students, many of whom will now progress to Higher Education music courses at top conservatoires and universities around the country. The students have worked very hard over the last two years to hone their musical talents and general musicianship and it is wonderful to hear them performing to such a high standard. I is particularly gratifying for tutors to perform alongside them, knowing how hard each student has worked on their vocational or A level courses. I wish them all the very best of luck in the future and at the same time I look forward to welcoming a new intake of students to make music with us in September, when we will start this fabulous process all over again.”

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