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Great reasons to study Music at Trinity Laban

You can hear from students themselves, and discover our outstanding teaching, performance opportunities, career development, location and facilities.

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1. Teaching Excellence

Trinity Laban was one of just 17 universities from around the world to be announced as a finalist in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA) 2018

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2. Supporting your development

Hear cellist Hannah Thomas about the support she has received for her development as an artist

Hannah's Story

3. Build your network

Hear jazz improviser Sheila Maurice-Grey about her experience at Trinity Laban and the people she has met

Sheila's Story

4. Kickstart your career

Baritone James Newby says you start building your career as soon as you start studying

James's Story

5. London's Cultural Riches

You could go to a concert every day, says trumpet player Sarah Owens

Sarah's Story

6. Orchestral Performance

Hear clarinettist Jess talk about her experience

7. Cross boundaries

Pianist Chi Ling Lok tells you how she was able to blend Western and Eastern musical traditions

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8. Study in London

Hear from oboist Joe Harper why being based in London is beneficial to your career

Joe's Story

9. Be inspired

Violinist Grace Buttler says her playing has improved in ways she never thought possible

Grace's Story

10. Attention to detail

Trumpet player Sarah Owens tells you how her performance style has developed

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11. Be surprised

You get something new every week, says composer Henry Palmer

Henry's Story

12. A positive atmosphere

Pianist Gen Li tells you how TL's teachers and facilities are helping him develop his career

Gen Li's Story

13. Develop your own voice

Hear more from mezzo-soprano Rebecca Leggett about the auditions and individual approach of the teachers

Rebecca's Story

14. Build your confidence

Percussionist Henry Fynn tells you how studying at Trinity Laban has prepared him to perform in different musical settings

Henry's Story

15. Facilitating your career

Baritone James Newby, winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, explains how the teachers support your career development

James's Story

16. Set the agenda

Trinity Laban's "Venus Blazing" celebration of female composers has captured the attention of the musical world

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17. Performances with a twist

Hear our String Ensemble perform one of the classics of British experimental music


18. Prepare for today's music industry

Pianist Alicia Chaffey tells you about her experiences

19. Collaborate with the best

Watch innovative artist and producer Nik Bärtsch work with our students


20. Major partnerships

Trinity Laban's long-term partnership with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra offers rich opportunities for TL students

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21. Side by Side

Discover our unique orchestral programme in which TL students perform alongside the UK’s top orchestral musicians

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22. Star alumni

TL alumni include Star Wars composer John Powell, who gave us an exclusive interview

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23. Jazz, re-invented

Hear how our jazz students are equally at home reinvigorating the classics or creating brand new soundworlds


24. Sheer variety

Pianist Alicia explains how the teachers bring such a variety of experience

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25. A unique festival of collaboration

Discover how CoLab festival prepares you for the professional world


26. Working with professionals at the top of their game

Hear from oboist Joe about how his playing has improved

Joe's Story

27. Inspiration

European Young Jazz Artist of the Year Elliot Galvin describes his experience at Trinity Laban

Elliot's Story

28. The right balance between direction and self-discovery

Tom talks about teaching in the jazz department

Tom's Story

29. Improving technique and building a professional network

Hannah explains why studying at Trinity Laban is the best experience of her life

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30. Thrilling experiences, and feeling at home

Hear more from horn player Derryck about his favourite performing experience

Derryck's Story

31. Award-winning Jazz alumni

This year has seen many of our jazz alumni celebrating award wins, including Parliamentary Jazz Awards for Dinosaur and Nerijja, a second MOBO for Moses Boyd and JazzFM Awards for Nubya Garcia and the Ezra Collective, featuring alumni and current student Dylan Jones

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32. First class facilities

Blackheath Halls, the Faculty of Music's main rehearsal and performance venue, is re-opening this November after a £3m refurbishment 

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