Official opening of new music building
The new Music building at Esher College was officially opened on 18th September. The building was part of a successful bid to the Building Condition Improvement Fund which led to a grant of £1.5m for capital improvements. The building has three classrooms, four practice rooms and two recording studios (including one with a dedicated live room and Audient ASP-4816 mixing console).
One of the classrooms is the Music Tech computer suite that allows students to use the latest versions of Cubase and Pro Tools. Another classroom also doubles as a recital/concert room with a grand piano for performances. The building is designed to the latest acoustic standards and provides a fantastic facility for those students doing Music and Music Technology courses at Esher.
Performing at the opening were a range of extremely talented Music students including Rebecca Lacey, an AS Music student, who beautifully sang a range of West-End classics. Alex Lore (also pictured), who is a second year Music student, sang a range of his own compositions and played the guitar. The building was officially opened by the Principal of the College, Dan Dean, who said “We are delighted and thrilled to be able to offer such high tech, specialist facilities to our students”.
Pictured in the photo (left to right):Rebecca Lacey, Darren Rampton (Music teacher), Claire Whittaker (Head of Music) and Alex Lore.