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Inspiring music masterclasses for Lancashire FE students

Posted by Darren Leadsom on 12 February 2020

Music students at Burnley College and Lancaster & Morecambe College received inspiring music masterclasses from professional touring musician and composer Angela Chan this January, who shared her composition skills and experience as a session musician with top bands. The masterclasses was organised by More Music and funded by Lancashire Music Hub to provide more progression opportunities for FE music students.

A violist, producer and arranger, Angela has toured with the likes of Placebo and Kyle Falconer from The View. Her current band Lanterns on the Lake have been regularly played by BBC 6 Music and were recently chosen as Lauren Laverne’s Spotlight Artist.

The masterclass at Burnley College focussed on the skills needed to become a session musician, how to create sounds and learn songs quickly by an artist. The LMC masterclass focused on soundtrack composition and sound design.

Students had the opportunity of a Q&A session with Angela, to find out more about her career and paths into the music industry.

Karl Eden, music tutor at Burnley College said: “The students took a lot away from Angela’s session – an insight into working in the music industry combined with supporting the development of their practical performance skills”

More Music can provide free masterclasses like this for FE music students across Lancashire , please contact if you are interested in hosting a masterclass at your school or college.

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