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Spiros Chatziangelou (MA Music Management)

Spiros graduated in 2018. He is currently an Artist Manager. Watch his video

I was very lucky to be able to work in the field that I was always dreaming about, and the course was what really helped me to achieve that.

Brooke Hirst

Brooke Hirst (BA Music)

Brooke graduated in 2018. She is currently a musician-in-residence. Read more about Brooke.

The main thing for me that I have found particularly useful is the school’s music department; the staff here have been incredibly supportive and given me the opportunity to get hands-on experience with music therapy.

Tom Kimmance

Tom Kimmance (Music MA)

Tom graduated in 2004. He is currently a freelance pianist. Read more about Tom.

The degree itself allows me to demonstrate that I am a trained musician. I learnt a lot about orchestration, arranging and, of course, performance which has been enormously useful.

John McGrath

John McGrath (Music PhD)

John completed his PhD at the Department of Music in 2013. He now lectures at ICMP and Goldsmiths. Read more about John.

I would say research what interests you rather than what you think you should or what’s trendy. Keep an open mind and don’t stop asking questions. 


Popular Music graduate Lauren Fitzgerald

Lauren Fitzgerald (Popular Music)

Lauren graduated in 2012 and is now a Digital Channel Manager at Columbia Records UK. Read more about Lauren.

There is a buzz of creativity in Liverpool.  It’s full of people that have decided what they want to do and are hustling to get there.

School of Music alumnus Jake Dorfman

Jake Dorfman (Music)

Jake graduated in 2014, and is now a professional composer, music director and pianist. Read more about Jake.

All of my lecturers not only knew me on first name terms, but also really understood my work, and were able to push me musically and academically.

Ellie Markham, Music & Popular Music

Ellie Markham (Music and Popular Music)

Ellie graduated in 2014 and is now a primary school teacher. Read more about Ellie.

The city is an excellent place to study music. There is loads going on and if you want to go into teaching there are many schools willing to offer voluntary classroom experience.

Samuel Garlick (Popular Music)

Samuel graduated in 2012. He is currently Director at Fiesta Bombarda and Events Curator at The Kazimier & Constellations. Read more about Samuel

My course gave me an insightful introduction and a great grasp on how the music industry works. More importantly it put me in a positive mind-set of how to approach a career within music.

Ellie Cowan (Music)

Ellie graduated in 2009. She is currently the Open Academy Administrator & Project Manager. Read more about Ellie.

My course gave me a grounding in music and music history and affirmed my interest in the arts.  I took on co-managing the Symphony Orchestra in my final year and that was really my introduction to the world of arts management.

Hannah Colson (Communication, Media and Popular Music)

Hannah graduated in 2013. She is currently an A&R and Marketing Assistant at Ministry of Sound. Read more about Hannah.

My course taught me about the ever changing nature of popular music...I can now discuss the actual product- the music- with passion and knowledge.

Nicola Rossiter (Music and Popular Music)

Nicola graduated in 2012. She is currently Project Manager for the Ilmington Music Festival, has various roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company and undertakes some private tuition. Read more about Nicola.

The multiple opportunities available, and the chance to experience alternative careers, has meant I can turn my hand to any task thrown my direction and I now have the knowledge and skills behind me to make the best of every opportunity.