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Alice Burnett says studying Music at St Andrew’s has set her up well for her current studies towards a Bachelor of Commercial Music (Practice) at Massey University in Wellington. “Head of Music, Duncan Ferguson, had such an incredibly important role in boosting my confidence in my own abilities, providing not only guidance but so many opportunities to showcase my skills in different ways. The awesome facilities at St Andrew’s meant that I've felt really comfortable using the recording equipment here at university. I’m well versed in lots of the software I’ve needed to use this year as a part of my course,” says Alice.
Having regular opportunities to perform on stage at St Andrew’s has also proved useful for Alice’s course, which is focused on composition, performance, and engaging and collaborating with other musicians. A talented singer/songwriter, Alice had considerable success in the Rockquest and Play It Strange competitions while at St Andrew’s, taking any chance to ‘just write something’ she says. “I loved all of the composition tasks and the opportunities to play with other people in both band settings and more one-on-one collaborations.”
Alice’s future career plans include developing her own music and eventually releasing it online.