14/06/19: UK Music CEO Michael Dugher and Director of Education & Skills Oliver Morris visited Birmingham City University on Thursday (June 13) to learn more about the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
UK Music CEO Michael Dugher, with Julian Lloyd Webber, at the Birmingham Conservatoire
Principal Julian Lloyd Webber gave them a tour of the fantastic facilities that included the Eastside Jazz Club, a recording studios, a 500-seat performance space and an organ studio.
The tour of the school also took in the largest fixed green screen in the UK, with the only MILO Motion Control rig belonging to a UK university, TV studios and the professional standard radio station studio.
The tour was followed by a lunch and a chance to meet the outreach team that works with many thousands of young people in the Birmingham area.
This was followed by a wide-ranging discussion on the music scene in Birmingham with lecturers from the School of Media and Birmingham Music Coalition.
Michael and Oliver also met Matt Grimes, Degree Leader for Music Industries from the School of Media.
The school is a member of UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership (MAP). Earlier this year, their graduate Tanyel Gumushan won UK Music’s coveted Outstanding MAP Graduate Award.
UK Music CEO Michael said:
“It was a real privilege to visit the wonderful Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham City University, which are an incredibly valued part of UK Music’s ‘Music Academic Partnership’.
"Thanks in particular to Julian Lloyd Webber for taking the time to personally show us around but also for his passionate and steadfast support for music in education”.