Those of you that follow our news regularly will know that our Managing Director is also a Director at the newly opened Resonance – a brand new, multi-million pound music institute in the west Midlands. Part of Resonance’s offer is a new music degree programme with five discrete pathways. One of the unique aspects of the programme is the incredibly close links to the music industry that are evident in the institution itself and also its courses.

Sadly, given the restrictions around COVID-19, Resonance has had to cancel all of their planned open days and tours of the campus. They are, however, running virtual open days online where prospective students can have a personalised guided tour of the facilities and a conversation with one of the course leaders or directors. Should a student decide to apply for one of our degree courses, they are also conducting auditions and interviews via Zoom, Skype and other online platforms.

If you work in a school or college here in the UK, please could you forward the link about open days to any of your students who are considering continuing their music education at university, or haven’t decided where they want to go yet. It’s not too late: students can apply to Resonance for the 2020-21 academic year at any time up to the end of August 2020. Applications to Resonance are direct and not restricted to UCAS deadlines. 

At the request of a number of colleagues, Resonance have also been putting together a series of on-line music production videos that they hope you will find useful as additional learning resources for your students whilst they continue their studies at home. These are available on the Resonance website and on their YouTube channel. Please take a look and share them with your students if you think they will be useful.

Currently videos include: 

o   Compression Part 1: The Fundamentals

o   Compression Part 2: Types & Comparisons

o   Compression Part 3: Creative Applications

o   Facing Phase

o   Ne-gating That Noise

They will be adding to these resources over the coming weeks and months.

Please email Rick Benton if there are any specific course topics you’d like Resonance to cover in new videos, both for your current students and those you’ll be teaching next year.