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8 Ways to Broaden Your Musical Horizons

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   It’s probably far enough into the New Year now for some of our good intentions and resolutions to have fallen by the wayside.  It is exactly at this point, then, that we should remember that we […]

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Devices and Desires: A transatlantic collaboration

Regular readers of my blog posts will know that collaboration is at the centre of my musical life, and one recent project seemed to provide an interesting (and perhaps unusual) case study. Scott Miller is a composer and electronics performer based in St Cloud, Minneapolis. Like most of the composers I work with, I first made […]

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World premiere of 13 flute pieces by OCA students

It was a great honour to be invited to lead the first OCA Music Workshop on 12th November. The day focused on compositions for solo flute, and students were asked to submit short pieces which would be discussed during the workshop. A fantastic group of 16 music students descended upon the OCA’s Head Office in […]

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New Music course launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our exciting new music course, entitled Music 1: From the Present to the Past, developed for us by OCA tutor Carla Rees. This course starts with the present day, including contemporary ‘classical’ composers, film and world music, and works backwards, focusing on how one generation has influenced […]

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A new OCA Course in music on the way!

Good news for current and potential music students at the OCA!  We have commissioned Carla Rees to write a new Level 1 Music course.  Gareth’s recent interview with Carla gives some fascinating background on her interests, including her pioneering work on the 21st century flute repertoire and developments with the instrument itself (alto and bass […]

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News: courses coming in the next 12 months

OCA is going to be further developing its curriculum in the next 12 months, and there are some exciting new additions to the existing suite as well as a couple of exciting additions to our undergraduate degree programmes. First, there is a new Textiles course at level 1 (HE4) coming in the next few weeks […]

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Carla Rees

Music Tutor, and soon to be author of the OCA’s second Level 1 Music Course: From The Present To The Past, Carla Rees talks to Gareth Dent about her work. I have many associations with the OCA; I came to the College initially as a photography student, and then later became a tutor on the […]

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