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Student composer all set for first public performance of her music

Student Amy Coy has composed her own musical score which will be premiered in public at this month’s academy music concert.

This is the first time a student’s own composition has been performed by our Concert Band and it was put forward as part of the set for the Music for a Summer’s Evening  2012 event after Director of Music Clive Wears considered it to be an outstanding piece.

Year 9 student Amy, who is studying GCSE Music, only took up playing the saxophone when she joined Corby Business Academy and has already progressed to Grade 5 level.

She has spent five months composing the piece at home using a music software programme.

She said: “I am absolutely buzzing about my music being performed by our Concert Band.

“It is such a thrill and I still cannot believe it. Music has become a bit of an obsession for me and I would love to make it my career.”

Mr Wears said: “Amy has composed a really pleasant piece of music. It is in the minimal style of the twentieth century and Amy has been influenced by composer such as John Cage and Steve Reich.

“What Amy has done is what music is all about - writing and performing your own music.”

The concert takes place on Tuesday, June 26th at 7pm and will feature our award winning Senior Concert Band as well as the String Ensemble, Senior Brass Band, Senior Woodwind Ensemble, CBA Vocalize and numerous soloists.

Tickets are free to parents, students and staff and are available from reception.