A Level Music student Ross Munro wowed everyone when he took to the stage with his saxophone during a visit from the Royal Northern College of Music.
The Royal Northern College of Music is arguably the leading conservatoire and musical college in the country, so there was much excitement in the Creative Arts and Media division when students were given the opportunity to get on stage with their funk-fusion group White Sugar.
Ross improvising with White Sugar
Students and tutors from RNCM visited the Sixth Form Centre to give their valuable insights into the career avenues available after studying music at university, with an emphasis placed on the high level of discipline and skill required to earn and maintain a career in the music industry.
Ross had never previously practiced with the group and his saxophone skills are entirely self-taught (and he only started learning 12 months ago...) He kept up with the group by sight-reading and using his impressive improvisational skills. He plans to audition with the Royal Northern College of Music following the successful completion of his studies with Burnley College Sixth Form Centre.
Ross's opportunity to perform with the group is a great example of the opportunities available to Burnley College Sixth Form Centre students to develop their outstanding talents, both inside the classroom and with extra-curricular activities.
Ross said: "Playing with White Sugar was an amazing experience. It was incredibly helpful to experiment with a new style of music and to sight-read during a performance. I had never even heard two of the songs before, so it took a lot of concentration but it was all worthwhile."
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