Notes from Jessop - 2021 highlights
We have taken a moment to look back at the achievements and highlights from across the Department of Music in 2021. Hear from students, alumni and staff about their recent activities, and things we have to look forward to in 2022.
Student Success Stories
After limited opportunities to perform during the pandemic, our creative students have bounced back to showcase their talent in festivals, local projects and on the national concert scene.
New staff: Diversifying our specialisms
We have expanded our world-class team of academics, instrumental tutors and research associates. Students are fortunate to study with subject specialists from around the world, including our newly appointed lecturer in Composition and Oscar winning composer, Amir Konjani.
Our Music Making
Creative City Collaborations
Supported by one of the most vibrant music scenes in the UK, music students and staff have been fortunate to collaborate with a number of local arts organisations over this last year. Our hands-on music curriculum allow our students to gain work experience in both specialist music training and academic study. This helps our students graduate with a broad and diverse skill set, opening up a host of career options, both in music and in other sectors.
17 Steinways arrive in Sheffield
2021 saw the start of the University of Sheffield's partnership with Steinway and Sons. This new, world-class accreditation, secured a new fleet of Steinway pianos for students across the university to use during their studies. A stunning launch weekend was held in November that showcased the outstanding talent of Dame Imogen Cooper, our instrumental tutors, and student performers. We look forward to 2022 which holds future exciting collaborative events for the Sheffield community.
Concerts are back! Internationally renowned performers feature
Our students were once again able to get involved in creative learning opportunities and high-quality collaborations. As a Sheffield home for musical discovery, learning and participation, the University of Sheffield Concert Series has provided a safe space for the music community to enjoy a diverse programme of live music.