Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Commercial and Popular Music Update

In May of last year, we were tremendously proud to launch a new first study Commercial and Popular Music Music Department, with students taking up their places at the beginning of this academic year.

Led by Head of Department Simon Allen, with a tutor team of industry professionals, our students are receiving a unique programme of study to equip them both with the skills necessary for careers in commercial and popular music, and providing a rare pathway to Modern Music degree courses. Following a generous gift from a benefactor, these students are now able to have their lessons, rehearse and perform in a high quality, dedicated teaching and performance space. The work has seen a complete remodelling of the upper floor of Purcell’s West Wing, and is a magnificent addition to our facilities.