Treloar’s students perform for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
On Thursday 13th July, we were delighted to participate in a second pilot scheme with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)—supporting research into the feasibility of developing a Performance Assessment for the clarion, an innovative electronic and accessible instrument many Treloar’s musicians play.
Performing for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Four Treloar’s students and one former student took part in performing for the pilot. They performed in front of two ABRSM examiners, Juliet and Susanne, as well as ABRSM Learning and Qualifications Development Manager Lizzie, ABRSM Access Lead James, ABRSM Partnerships Manager James and Open Orchestras Programme Manager Jonathan Westrup.
The students performed brilliantly, even though they were all nervous, as well as having a discussion with the examiners post their performance. Students performed a range of music from Tchaikovsky through to Abba and had chosen the music with their clarion teacher, Oliver Squibb, who supported them through the process.
When asked how the experience was, Elodie said:
It was wonderful and a privilege.
We were extremely proud to be part of this pilot and the students loved receiving their certificates at the end. For many of the students it was their first experience of performing on a musical instrument in front of an examiner and supports them to have the same experiences that many of their peers and siblings have had. The two examiners were excited to listen to the students and made the experience as welcoming as possible whilst also giving them valuable feedback on their performances. The findings of this ground-breaking pilot will be shared at the Music Mark Conference in November alongside future plans for clarion.
Music at Treloar’s
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