September 30, 2008

Youngsters Excel in College of Music Exam

Ten talented young South Devon musicians successfully passed the London College of Music exams in the summer tests.

The youngsters sat the tests at Christ Church, Ellacombe gaining a range of passes, merits and distinctions.

Steven Phillips, South Devon's representative for the London College of Music, has helped hundreds of local young people gain musical qualifications, but is leaving the Bay to pursue his singing career next month.

Steven, 28, from St Marychurch, is moving to Glasgow to start a postgraduate vocal studies course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

The London College of Music is due to appoint another representative to replace Steven in the next few weeks.

He said: "It's been a great joy acting as the London College of Music representative over the last three years. Especially seeing the same young faces come back again and progress through their musical grades - growing in confidence and ability every time. I'm sure the new representative will continue building on this success."


Summer exam results, distinction: Chanaleigh Hughes, Grade 1 Electronic Keyboard; Amber Marie Discombe, Grade 5 Music Theatre; Alice Hodgkinson, Grade 6 Music Theatre.

Merit: Joe Reed, Grade 3 Classical Guitar; Lydia Coleman, Grade 3 Popular Music Vocals.

Pass: Callum Walsh, Grade 3 Electronic Keyboard, Millie Gait, Grade 3 Electronic Keyboard; Sam Downton, Grade 5 Electronic Keyboard; Ellie Wibberley, Grade 2 Pianoforte; Victoria Hyde, Grade 2 Pianoforte.

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