The Percussion, Brass, Harp and Voice department provides exciting opportunities for learning and performing, with a world-class team of instrumental teachers who are leaders in solo, chamber and orchestral performance.

Each student’s journey is individual, and the department offers rich and diverse programmes for these instruments which develop students both as solo players and as flexible ensemble members – a combination of qualities that will be essential for their future success.

Players from this department form a vital part of the Chamber and Symphony orchestras, as well as chamber groups and the Contemporary Ensemble. In addition to mixed chamber music there are several family-group ensembles which provide additional performance opportunities, and for first and second study voice students there are chamber choirs and many solo performance opportunities.

Many of our students are members of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) and National Children’s Orchestra (NCO), and attend Junior conservatoire departments on a Saturday.