Student profile: Elena Federio

Why did you choose to study Music at the University of Liverpool?

I wanted to have the option to choose modules from a wide variety of aspects of music; from production to performance to analysis 

What do you enjoy most about the course, and why? 

The city is amazing and the staff and facilities in the Department of Music have made the experience enriching with lots of exciting opportunities 

Can you tell us about an exciting project you have completed on your course? 

I have been doing a work placement with the Lunchtime Concert Series as part of my SOTA300 module. The staff at both the Lunchtime Concert and Tung Auditorium team have been welcoming, and always willing to offer advice and guidance. My confidence and experience in music events management has grown, and I have no doubt this will benefit me in my future career prospects.

Rapid fire questions with Elena Federico

What does Liverpool have to offer as a city? 

There are always places to see and perform live music, from bars to pubs to arenas. The music scene in Liverpool is always opening new opportunities for music enthusiasts

Can you tell us about the teaching methods/how your learning has been facilitated?

The hybrid learning 

What extra-or co-curricular activities do you take part in, and how do these affect your student experience? 

Big band- this has helped me both to socialise with other students on the course, as well as to get some amazing experience gigging in Jimmy’s bar and other venues across liverpool

What are your ambitions for the future and how will your experiences at the University of Liverpool help you in your future career?

I hope to find a career in Live Sound Design. The modules I have taken at university have helped to open my eyes to various aspects of the music industry and its workings. In particular, I have been able to gain experience in Live sound and PA operation through my Live sound module and my Work placement assisting the Technical Coordinator at The Tung Auditorium.

If you could go back, what advice would you have given yourself before going to University?

I would probably say to try having a go at as many things that you can. For example, university societies, socials etc. I would have wanted to be involved with a university production with the LUMS society so I would try to actively find out about those as well.