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Stories and videos from campus

  • Laminate Pet Animal at Sound City


    Post-Grad ambient electronic trio, Laminate Pet Animal, talk to us about how they're gearing up for this year's Sound City Festival in Liverpool....

  • Postcards from Eyemouth


    This year, a group of Leeds College of Music staff and students have been getting to know the village of Eyemouth in Scotland, to create the illustrative, musical project, Postcards from Eyemouth. Here, Principal Lecturer in Post-Graduate Studies, Jake Thompson-Bell, talks us through the project...

  • Students deliver pioneering project to improve mental health


    Students at Leeds College of Music have delivered a short course in songwriting to help improve mental health in the community. The course has been offered through Converge – a partnership between Leeds College of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds MIND, and Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust. 

  • The Art Of Songwriting


    Andy West, our Head of Postgraduate Study, has had a fairly prolific and wide-ranging career to date. Recently releasing his book ‘The Art of Songwriting’, he gave us some pointers on the finesse of the craft.

  • European Songwriting Project


    Focusing on creative collaboration between staff, students and professional songwriters and producers, the programme brings together LCoM, Codarts (Rotterdam), RMC (Copenhagen) and Popakademie (Mannheim).

  • BBC Music Day 2016: Brass Bonanza


    BBC Music Day returns bigger and better for 2016 with Duran Duran and Laura Mvula live at Eden, Travis and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in concert, live music at 40 iconic bridges, and unique musical celebrations across the UK including one with us right here in Leeds!

  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam


    Earlier this year Senior Lecturer Adam Martin and head of Postgraduate Study Professor Andy West secured an exciting exchange programme for LCoM Students with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

  • International News: Dominque Chan


    Since our last meeting with opera singer, vocal coach and classical degree graduate, Dominique Chan, she has started an exciting new chapter of her career as part of the Jockey Club Opera Hong Kong Young Artist Development Programme.

  • Aaron Parks - Jazz Piano Masterclass


    Pianist and composer Aaron Parks joined us for a masterclass ahead of his gig at the Howard Assembly Rooms on 2 October 2015

  • Besbrode Piano Competition 2016


    In a joint initiative, Leeds College of Music and Besbrode Pianos have curated an annual piano competition for conservatoire students, with the main prize being a paid engagement to showcase the winner’s talent.

  • Accessibility in Music Education


    A recent UCAS report outlines how students from advantaged backgrounds are six times more likely to receive a place at a UK Conservatoire, but is there a skew in the average figures?

  • Star Staff: Paul Baily


    Paul Baily (BA, MA) is a part time lecturer on our BA in Music Production, but used to work at the world-famous Abbey Road studios. His pointers on how to get in and get along, and the dawn of digital.

  • Jacob Thompson-Bell: Composer and PG Principal Lecturer


    After completing an 18 month residency at London's prestigious Somerset House, Jacob headed to Leeds to lead our Postgraduate students through composition and collaboration...

  • Moving image: alumni tell kids to "bin it!"


    MA Composition student Peter Darling worked with fellow LCoM alumni to create an animated music video for a new Wrigley campaign encouraging children to stop littering. Watch the video and read about Peter's experiences.

  • Percussion, Prokofiev and Postgraduate Study


    EU student Alexander Pepelasis travelled from Greece to study percussion on our PG performance pathway, and is now at the cutting edge of his field.

  • Alumni Special: David Lawrie


    David studied both BA and MA at LCoM, and with a passion for storytelling in his music, has developed a creative career as a producer and composer.

  • Alumni Special: Kallie Marie


    International production student Kallie from New York on how Leeds helped her gain a BA, MA, and a portfolio career as a composer and producer.

  • Video: Josephine Oniyama on songwriting


    Singer-songwriter Josephine Oniyama chats to MA Composition student Peter Darling about the craft and practice of songwriting, following her postgraduate workshop at Leeds College of Music.

  • Shain Shapiro: making sense out of chaos


    Founder and managing director of Sound Diplomacy is fast becoming a major player in the Leeds music industry, consulting on the city’s impending Capital of Culture bid too.

  • International Spotlight: Dominique Chan


    Classical and Opera singer, vocal coach and choir conductor, Dominique Chan tells us about her experiences in Leeds and career in Hong Kong.

  • Don't Stop The Music


    Concert pianist James Rhodes is spearheading a campaign to tackle the inequalities in music education, and Leeds College of Music have joined him.

  • Video: Andrew Potterton's City Chimes


    MA composition student Andrew Potterton talks about his 'City Chimes' project – a music installation which debuted at Leeds Light Night, in collaboration with West Yorkshire Playhouse.

  • Star Staff: Ivo Neame


    We chat to pianist and Jazz principal lecturer Ivo Neame, who's up for his second MOBO award on 22 October.

  • Video: Iain Archer, Leo Wyatt and 'Steeplejack'


    Visiting Professor Iain Archer is a songwriter for acts such as Snow Patrol and Jake Bugg. Here, he reflects with alumnus Leo Wyatt on songwriting together.

  • Video: Matt Rhea on Postgraduate study


    We spoke to postgraduate student Matt Rhea about what studying further has given them, and why he approached it as an option in the first place.  

  • International Festival for Artistic Innovation - what happened


    Held from 10-14 March, the week long International Festival for Artistic Innovation (IFAI) explored and debated ground-breaking music research from across the globe.  

  • Video: Jazz alumni ladies sing for Decca


    Jazz alumni perform and talk as part of Leeds College of Music's Jazz vocal showcase for Decca Records on 9 December 2013.

  • Tim Gosden: marrying classical music to the computer


    Tim Gosden graduated from the BA Music (Production) course in 2012 and since then has been building up a large portfolio of experience in production, performance and session playing. 

  • Phil Meadows wins the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award for 2013


    Alumnus Phil Meadows spoke to us about winning the prestigious award, and his plans to carve his place in the UK jazz landscape. 

  • Leeds College of Music at London Jazz Festival 2013


    We take a look at some of the key Leeds College of Music players whop performed in the London Jazz Festival in November – the capital's biggest city-wide music festival.

  • Composing for film in South India: Girishh Gopalakrishnan


    Heather Iqbal talks to Girishh Gopalakrishnan (MA Music Composition 2009) whose foray into the Tamil film industry has already resulted in two critically-acclaimed scores and soundtracks.

  • Top four UK conservatoire for Music


    Leeds College of Music is now the UK’s fourth ranked music conservatoire for overall student satisfaction as voted in the 2012–13 National Student Survey.

  • Production alumnus Aamir Yaqub on the secrets to his success


    Music Production graduate Aamir Yaqub has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry since graduating from Leeds College of Music. He talks to Heather Iqbal about life as a sound engineer and songwriter, and working with Rihanna and David Guetta.

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