Bachelor of Music

Achievers

Meet our achievers for the Bachelor of Music

Callum

"I grew up in a very musical family which encouraged me to follow my passion and what I really love by studying the Bachelor of Music at university."


AchieversTom

Tom grew up in country NSW and chose to study a Bachelor of Music at Newcastle University because it offered an international standard of music education in a friendly coastal location, where the cost of living was affordable.

Now based in London, Tom has his own record label, Remigrant Records, and is a professional composer and musician. He has performed piano improvisations as a support act to British rock act Pete Doherty at the Hackney Empire, and jazz improvisations on Beatles songs at the famous Abbey Road studios.

Tom also composed and produced U.S. jazz vocalist Sirena Riley's debut album, has given solo recitals at the National Opera Studio in London, and has received critical acclaim from leading UK and international jazz journals for his skills as a composer, pianist and producer.

"Whilst studying at the Newcastle Conservatorium I was challenged to define my methods of writing and producing music, and encouraged to find the processes that best suited me as a musician and an individual, rather than just imitating other music. I learnt many valuable skills and foundations which I apply constantly in my day to day work." - Tom

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