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Keeping #RWCMDCreative

Our #RWCMDCreative hashtag has been alive with the sound of music!

Here’s another snapshot of some of the fantastic things our wonderfully talented students are sharing. Don’t forget to keep following #RWCMDCreative on instagram and twitter to find more.

Starting us off – and bringing together a plethora of RWCMD students past and present together is the Virtual Orchestra.

Orchestrated, arranged and project managed by composition grad Nathan Jones, and bringing together our musicians from woodwind to brass to musical theatre and everything in between. We’ll be talking to Nathan in a blog post soon, but in the meantime follow #virtualorchestra for updates.

Final year composition student Derri Lewis has shared some of his new music. Watch out for news of the online Atmosphere’s festival coming to your airwaves on 1-3 May!

You can also tune in to The Nat and Jake Show, part of our Atmospheres Radio programming:

Listen again at The Nat and Jake Show

Our second year woodwind students are certainly contributing to the wellbeing of our creative community with their fabulous performances:

They debuted with a brilliantly bonkers Flight of the Bumblebee and have followed up with everyone’s fave Star Wars tune.

Follow them on twitter. They’re taking requests!

Kate Parry has turned from her usual guitar to the ukelele – and has started a tutorial series:


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UKULELE TUTORIAL! Evening everyone! Just thought I’d make the most of the spare time that I now find myself with and start a tutorial series! This is just a really quick lesson on how to play 5 Years Time by Noah and the Whale. So for those of you who have a ukulele at home or want to start learning this great beginner instrument during your time in isolation, then hope you enjoy! I am now available for online guitar and ukulele lessons so drop me a message if you’re interested. Lots of love to you all, keep safe! Kate x #guitar #guitars #classicalguitar #classicalguitars #music #musician #weddings #weddingmusician #welshweddings #musicteacher #guitarteacher #guitarteachers #ukulele #ukuleleteacher #guitartutor #backgroundmusic #restaurantmusic #eventplanner #weddingplanning #playingguitar #guitarplaying #guitarplayer #guitarlessons #fingerstyleguitar #fingerstyle #guitarlesson #instaguitar #instaguitarplayer #beginnerguitar #rwcmdcreative

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Here’s cellist Georgina Hamilton’s Somewhere over the Rainbow, a beautiful tribute and thank you to the NHS.

First year trumpet student Ewan Parsons has been posting his musical progress on instagram so we can share his playing and improvement over the next few months.

Pianist Kornelija Seaton has put together her recent photos taken during isolation, and one of her recital pieces – which we hope she’ll be playing in College very soon:

Soprano Joanna Scarlet posted a brief glimpse of her last performance in the Carne Foyer at College just before the lockdown:

Student jazz band Powercut Band posted a sneaky clip from their last Cardiff performance. Their EP has been postponed for now, but watch this space!

The ever-inventive Year of the Dog – making the most of everyday things that people leave behind – shared their version of She Makes Me Feel. 


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#rwcmdcreative #TheShowMustGoOnCZJ @catherinezetajones

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Acting grads Aron Cynan and Peter Heenan have dropped their first podcast – their promising lots of fun, chat and much more. Follow them @tothetable2.

Online teaching continues – bringing the industry to our students in much the same way. Except now I guess there’s always the option of wearing your pyjamas if you want to!

Design for Performance student Eve Martin shared her costume and set designs for our musical theatre production of  Spring Awakening. We share Eve’s hope that we’ll see this show on an RWCMD stage very soon.

And to round-up this small selection of highlights –

Musical Theatre student Lucy Mcilwaine’s version of Spring Awakening’s Mama Who Bore Me – a beautiful and touching tribute to her friends and supporters at the College,  ‘making the light at the end of the tunnel that much brighter.’

Thank you to all of you for making the light shine brighter. Diolch yn fawr.

And don’t forget our SU team are always there for students if you need them.

See you on #RWCMDCreative! #StaySafe