It’s really great that the department staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds... no matter what your specialism is, you can find someone to help you develop your skills in that area.
My favourite experience at Trinity Laban would have to be the final of the English Song Competition which I took part in last year. The college have loads of competitions that you can enter – solo competitions, duo competitions; this was the English Song, which I really enjoyed.
There were two rounds; in the first round I think there were about 25 singers or duos. I was working with a graduate, Emma Lewis; she’s a mezzo soprano. We got through to the final, so we were having coaching from several members of the vocal department and also the piano department to help us towards the final. Didn’t win though, but never mind.
I feel Trinity Laban’s very unique in the way that it’s a contemporary conservatoire. It’s always got a lot going on; it’s very open to new ideas; it’s very forward-thinking and it also prepares students for today’s music and dance industry, which I think is very important.