Aspen Centre for Music
Students studying at Richard Huish College have been welcomed this year with a brand new, purpose built, Centre for Music. The Aspen Centre is now open for the teaching of both A Level and Vocational music courses, as well as a home for a multitude of music Enrichment groups. This addition to the College means Huish is now able to offer one of the most modern and well-equipped music suites and performance facilities in the Country.
The Aspen Centre includes a concert hall with Bosendorfer grand piano, 2 recording studios with RedNet Technology, 2 sound proof live rooms for recording, a brand new Mac suite, an editing/production suite, 2 specialist classrooms, 5 practice rooms for instrumental lessons, a secure instrument store as well as a vast library of printed music, industry quality equipment and instruments available on loan.
The Aspen Music Centre follows a now longstanding series of investment in extending facilities at Huish. In October 2017 work was completed on the £2.3 million Maple Building, a specialist facility for the teaching of Visual Arts and Computing. In September 2017, Oak House Student Accommodation opened its’ doors on South Road and Sycamore Sports Centre and Willow Café were opened in 2016. The total capital investment secured from the Department of Education over the last five years exceeds the £12 million mark and has been used to ensure students have access to industry standard equipment and get the best experience to enhance their learning.
Principal John Abbott said “Huish is delighted to be able to continue providing ultra-modern, well equipped, specialist teaching spaces for our students. We are renowned for the talent of our music students and excellence of teaching across our music courses, our results were once again excellent this summer. I am excited about the musical future of Huish. The continued investment by the Department for Education is also a great endorsement of the work all staff do in ensuring that students achieve beyond their expectations”.
There is still time to apply to study at Huish this September by contacting the College on 01823 320 800 or visiting www.huish.ac.uk. Students studying A Level Music or Vocational Music will receive a 50% bursary off the cost of instrumental and vocal tuition. Musicians at Huish have the opportunity of performing throughout the year in public concerts and can also get involved in a variety of Enrichment groups; opportunities range from Choir, Sax Group, Big Band and Jazz Combo to Guitar Group, Samba Band, Folk Group and beyond. For more details and further information about the Huish Advanced Musician Scheme contact firstname.lastname@example.org.