LATEST NEWS!

 

May 2017

Launch of new Penguin Musicals show: Jason and the Argonauts (October 2017)

Publication of ‘BEING A HEAD OF MUSIC: A SURVIVAL GUIDE’, written with Jane Werry and David Ashworth: www.musichod.com

CPD Presentation to teachers from Kent Music Service, Maidstone


April 2017

HWMC BB1 awarded Gold Medal at National Concert Band Festival finals in Warwick at first time of asking

followed by

Live Concert Recording for latest CD


March 2017

HWMC Stage Choir: live concert recording


November 2016

First draft of new book BEING A HEAD OF MUSIC: A SURVIVAL GUIDE sent to editors.

First official production meeting for next musical (TBC) written with Victoria Davis again, and scheduled for performance in October 2017


October 2016

Confirmed award of DipABRSM in Classical Singing


September 2016

HWMC changes: director of BB1, Junior Orchestra and Stage Choir, and appointed exam aural support teacher for candidates taking exams at HWMC.


July 2016

DipABRSM exam, Oxford: Classical Singing

Commissioned to produce Massed Finale for the visit of a touring French orchestra to Amersham Music Centre in July

Appointed vocal/ backing track arranger for Glee Club UK, producing pop arrangements for the organisation’s 500+ members across the South East of England


January 2016

Invited to adjudicate Jersey Music Service Young Musician of the Year Competition: 28 - 29 January


October 2015

Three successful and acclaimed performances of new original musical ‘THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES’ at the Arts4Every1 Centre, High Wycombe


July 2015

Exam accompaniments for 34 students at the HWMC ABRSM Special Visit


June 2015:

27th: successful HWMC Gala Concert at Royal Albert Hall: 80 Buckinghamshire secondary and primary schools represented.

the calibre of performance sustained throughout the show was one of the finest seen from any Youth organisation at the Royal Albert Hall’ (RAH Senior Events Manager)


June 2015:

Invited to be cover MD for Soundforce Big Band Concert in Pinner (July)


April 2015:

Principal cast confirmed for ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’


March 2015:

Confirmed as ABRSM Gold Award Winner for attaining one of the highest Grade 8 marks in the country in 2014 (see below)

Appointed Musical Director for Wycombe Swan Summer Youth Project’s production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’: August 2015: auditions 26 April

Presenter at ‘Musicate’ conference in Milton Keynes


February 2015:

Launch of Patrick’s original new community musical ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, written with lyricist Vicki Davis and based on Hans Andersen’s classic tale. Open auditions on April 12 and 19th


January 2015:

Confirmed as Artistic Director for HIgh Wycombe Music Centre’s Gala Concert in the Royal Albert Hall: Saturday 27 June 2015


December 2014:

Awarded a Distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 Classical Singing, achieving 147/150

Sept 2014:

Appointed Musical Director for Wycombe Swan’s Youth Theatre production of ‘Footloose’ (performance February 2015)

July 2014:

Latest HWMC Big Band CD GROUP DYNAMIC available to download online from iTunes!

(Go to www.oitp.co.uk/groupdynamic for link and additional content)

June 2014:

Appointed Excellence Advisor: Secondary Curriculum (part-time) for Bucks Learning Trust, monitoring and improving secondary music teaching across the county

April 2014:

Awarded LLCM in Music Theatre Vocal Performance

Feb 2014:

Invited to present/ lead discussion at Music Expo, as part of the prestigious Teachtalk Music panel, monitoring and overseeing the future of secondary music education in England