As 2016 draws to a close, I can only say, that it has been a tremendous year that has brought the link and collaboration between the music industry and music education even closer. This year’s “Ask the Professional” series, has seen music industry professionals and organisations form closer, working partnerships through the design, development and launch of vocational assignments on the BTEC level 3 Diploma course in Music Technology.
All students have been introduced to units/assignments that have been specially created by industry and internally verified by DLD that meet the vocational needs and provide students with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to enter the world of work or Higher Education. Collaborations with Warner Music UK, Ticketmaster and LiveNation, industry professionals Sarah Campbell, Martin Schulz and Natalie Miranda in 2016, and into the New Year with visits from Film composer Phoebe Garratt.
BTEC Subject Co-ordinator, Music Technology