I had a long-standing interest in music composition but life took a different path. I was thrilled to discover the OCA course as it assumed little prior knowledge and allowed me to study at my own pace. It has been immensely valuable having the critical ear of a supportive tutor and I have gained the confidence to make my work public; I took part in a collaborative student project last year, creating musical responses to poetry, and my composition for solo flute was performed at an OCA music workshop by my tutor, professional flautist Carla Rees, and featured on the OCA website.

Student Work Uncovered – Elaine Goodall from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

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