Music students to showcase talents

Patrick Mainland (left) and Martha Thomson. Photo: Ben Mullay

Patrick Mainland (left) and Martha Thomson. Photo: Ben Mullay

Shetland music students will have the chance to showcase their talents at a concert next month.

Students of the NC, HNC, and BA applied music courses and the vocational pathways courses, delivered by Shetland College UHI and Shetland Arts in Mareel, will also show what they have learnt over the past year.

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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Jim Tait is news editor at The Shetland Times.

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