On the evening of Tuesday 13th February 2018, the Music Department held its annual ‘Careers with a Music Degree’ Evening in conjunction with the City Careers Service. There were 5 speakers, including several City music alumni, as follows:
– Laura Selby, Studio Manager at Brains and Hunch;
– Marc Dooley, Head of Digital Content Development at Edition Peters;
– Eloise Garland, Freelance Musician, Teacher and Deaf Awareness Campaigner;
– Luke Annesley, Music Therapist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust;
– Sophie Ransby, Education Manager – Orchestras at the South Bank Centre.
The evening was led by Estanislao Bouza-Ortin, from the City Careers Service, who asked speakers about their own career paths, what their current work role entails on a day-to-day basis and what advice they would offer students to help them land their dream job.
The evening was attended by both UG and PG students who found it very useful to hear from and ask questions and careers advice from music professionals. Final year BMus student Emilie Parry-Williams commented: “It was an incredibly informative evening. It was reassuring to hear how from their music degree, the panel had all embarked on different paths and found success in various places within the music industry. Listening to their experiences gave me peace of mind that the degree is the right choice, and will open lots of doors to me upon graduation.”
After the formal session, the evening continued with networking with wine and nibbles.