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Students meet musical composer of BBC series Africa

Released: 29.04.13

Live Music degree students from the University of St Mark & St John were lucky enough to meet Sarah Class this week as part of their composition module.

Sarah was asked to write the score for the BBC series Africa as she had already worked on several natural history documentaries and films and had just completed a feature film based in Africa. She plans to continue to develop her composing, singing and song writing and has just written a new album produced by Grammy award winning producer Jay Newland (Norah Jones) .

There are also some films in the pipeline and plans for a BBC Africa concert over the next year.

Sarah commented on her visit to Marjon,  "I explained to the students the processes for writing to picture - for film and TV. I talked about how I got into the industry and some tips on working with a producer/director, presenting your material, going out into the diverse world of composing and mentally and physically putting yourself in the right place to attract the composition work you desire.  It was great to be with such enthusiastic and talented people! "

The students are currently planning a lunchtime concert of their original music at 1.00pm on Tuesday 14th May in the live music studio space.

For more information on the accelerated 2 year Live Music Degree please see our website or come along to our next Open Day on June 25th.

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