and Highbridge students featured on national radio
students from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have successfully secured
places at top-flight music schools and have had their work showcased
on BBC Music Introducing on Radio 1.
Melissa Fear, a former pupil of King Alfred School in Highbridge
and now a student at Bridgwater & Taunton College, achieved
numerous scholarships and unconditional offers from auditions and
has accepted an offer at the much sought-after Liverpool Institute
of Performing Arts (LIPA), co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney, where
she will study a BA in Music.
had the first release of the year on the College's record label,
Brainworks, under her artist name Hera, with her song
Table Salt that was featured on BBC Radio 1.
song is available to purchase and download from iTunes and Spotify.
Melissa has performed countless times throughout her two years at
Bridgwater & Taunton College.
also recently achieved a fantastic result in her Grade 5 Music Theory
exam and is awaiting the result of the Grade 6 exam that she took
during the summer.
Abi Simmons from Burnham-On-Sea, and Tom Isaac from Taunton, known
as musical duo Doll Dull, an electronic mix of bass guitar, sampled
beats and chilling vocals, are also on the College record label
Brainworks. Their first single Saturn was released in
Abi said: "The music programmes here are brilliant and give
us lots of chances to perform to audiences. The record label is
amazing, we have released singles on Spotify while still at College."
Doll Dull performed at the annual Future of Music Festival to a
packed audience and both Abi and Tom have been accepted into the
prestigious Goldsmiths University London, where they will continue
their studies in BMus (Hons) Music.
find out more about studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College
visit its Open Evening in October and find our label, Brainworks,
on Spotify or iTunes. Applications to study with us from September
2019 are now open. To apply, see www.btc.ac.uk or call 01278 441234.