Music Students Prepare

by Alastair Hamilton -

Music students who study at Shetland College UHI and Mareel will demonstrate their talents at a concert in Mareel on 18 June.

It's possible to study for National Certificate, Higher National Certificate and BA Applied Music in Shetland, using the resources at the college and Mareel, and the event will mark the end of another academic year. Mareel offers a great learning environment and students have access to its world-class facilities. Courses are led by experienced local music professionals and enhanced by guest speakers.

The students have been working on a range of projects and are looking forward to performing live on stage. Joe Watt, who has studied at Mareel for the past two years, said: “The Learn@Mareel: Student Showcase is the best way to demonstrate the learning and talent of Mareel and Shetland College's students and is a great experience for many, especially as it may be some students" first time performing in front of an audience. Over my two years on the courses, the student performances have been a major highlight for me.”

Bryan Peterson of Shetland Arts is the Course Leader. He said: “The courses delivered at Mareel in partnership with Shetland College UHI equip the students with a range of professional skills and knowledge, together with a portfolio of work, which they can build upon and take forward as their careers or studies progress.”

Amanda Shearer, another student, said: "The Learn@Mareel: Student Showcase is a great opportunity for the public and those interested in studying music to see the performance skills you can develop through the various courses."

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