Link to the EMI Music Sound Foundation
At the end of January 2012 we began a project with students from the world-famous Royal Academy of Music, organized through the EMI Music Sound Foundation, and of all the schools and colleges in the country we are the only one to benefit from this connection.
Students participating in this project will compose a piece of music for the Royal Academy's Tyburn quartet for performance at the Academy in London during May. The students on the project are gifted and talented students, who will use their compositions for their GCSE and BTEC qualifications.
EMI sponsor DCC to work with feeder primary schools, to improve music provision in the area. EMI finance the resources, and enable staff to share the practice amongst teaching staff from other schools.
" We are delighted to work with such high profile companies in the music industry, as it benefits our students tremendously. We are really fortunate to be the only school in the country to enjoy such a link." Claire Hague, Lead Teacher Music, Denton Community College.
Our students will enjoy working with The Royal Academy of Music in London, which is a conservatoire, Britain's oldest degree-granting music school and a constituent college of the University of London since 1999. The Academy was founded by Lord Burghersh in 1822 with the help and ideas of the French harpist and composer Nicolas Bochsa and in 1830 was granted a Royal Charter by King George IV.