2016:366 days:12 months:12 photos

So it’s the last day of the year. A day for reflection and looking ahead. I’m going to do this post as i did it last year and summarise the year in photos.

January:

Lovley touch from BBC news #davidbowie

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I don’t think anyone could have seen 2016 having so many deaths of famous people. David Bowies death in particular affected me a lot. An artist who i looked up to and whos music helped me a lot through a very hard period of my life, i was in shock for many days and david bowie will be missed forever. Asides from that, I had the month of Uni so I spent it at home not doing much and i also went to the butlins mineworkers contest which was great fun!!

Febuary:

Going back to uni, I found out that i passed all semster 1 modules with 2:1s putting my mark at 64% for the year so far which meant i was on course to passing my first year of uni with a good 2:1. I also found out that i was placed in orchestera for uni which would be m first time in a orchestera. As well, I got on with working hard and studying.

March:image1I was getting on with uni coursework and rehersals with uni ensembles and my brass band and also had the area contest where we sadly came last after a decent performance ๐Ÿ˜ฆThis is quite a special photo as it is from what I consider to be the best day of the year for me!! At the open rehersal we had a week before the contest, we had a open rehersal before the area and much to my shock, my good friend and mentor came to listen. Safe to say this is proberlly my highlight of the year.

April

Very cool! #Twitter #birthday

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The month was spent much rehersing and doing coursework to get done before the deadline in may. I also had a big birthday where i enterd my 20s and my 2nd decade alive.

May

Binham montage

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I handed in all of my first year coursework and I had my end of year recital which went very well. I then had 2 epic uni concerts at cambridge and binham to end the year with. As well, I had 2 good concerts with band. After this, my summer officialy began with no more commuting until september

June

Passed my first year with a 2:1 YES!!!!!

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I found out that i passed my first year with a good 2:1 at 65% which was a massive shock and a big relif. I started preparing for year 2 with my arrangment for chamber music and continued rehersing for the summer with my brass band with a good concert at the end of the month in a bandstand. And of course, there was the eu ref at the end of the month. Not what i voted for but i was more shocked with the hate and abuse people on both sides where giving each other due to the way they voted…..

July

#bandstand

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A month of rest, recuperation and banding!

August

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Much of the same as july really

September

ep cover

The summer ended and I achived an ambition and ticked off a box on my bucket list by releasing my debut ep. At the end of the month, year 2 of my degree began.

October

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Uni was dominating but a lot of fun was had at band especially at the beer fest….

November

Penis note!!!!! #cheeky #banter

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Still having the stress of uni but with some cheeky banter inbetween…..

December

Today's caroling

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Deadlines, concerts and caroliong-the life of a music student hey!!

Looking onwards to 2017, I hope to continue getting good marks and more of the same with my playing and looking forward to working out a carrer path for myself.

Best,

Leveridge

Reflections on 1st Year of studying music at uni

So i’ve been done for the summer for nearly a month and i found out that I have passed my first year with a 2:1 with my mark being 65%. Although this years mark will not count towards my final degree, i am over the moon with the mark. I got 1sts for the ย music business and performance modules, 2:1’s for composing, music technology, language of music 1a and 2:2’s for world music and language of music 1b.

This seems like a perfect time to look back on my first year. At the start of september, I was incredibly nervous. I was returning to education after my gap year and i wasn’t sure if i made the right descion to even go to uni-even more since i would be taking an hour commute on the train. A year on, I can safely say i made the right descion. The commute has not been as bad as i thought-i do work on the train to pass the time, there has only ย been a few times where the trains have been rubbish and i’ve made a great group of friends including a fellow commuter-the work has been good and not as bad as i thought and i feel happy with the progression. There has been a few bad moments and times where i have been temptend to quit but i’m glad i haven’t-the motivation is when i graduate with my cap and gown and the certifcate showing i did it.

My immediate plans for the summer are to try and get a job for the summer (not going well so far), lots of composing and producing music as well as performing. I will also publish a few posts with advice for freshers starting in september too-including advice for people commuting and people returning to education after a gap year.

I’ll end this post with a playlist of my work done from this year and some favourite images.

All official:) #student #arufreshers #angliaruskin

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9am lecture ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข 6:51 train with a 5:30 start….least it's only once a week

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Task 3 #coursework #uni #musicdegree #logicprox #musicstudent

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Serisoly durffele…#toohigh #altoproblems

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Favourite part of uni! #lunchtimeconcert

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#sunrise #station #norwichstation

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Last night ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป #uni #concert #westroad #cambridge #chorus #angliaruskin

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Toot! #tenorhorn #godsinstrument

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Waiting

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#waterbeach

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Stuck in lakenheath

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Pre concert selfies ๐Ÿ˜

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Rehearsing #hipstamatic #orchestra #uni

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Binham montage

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Passed my first year with a 2:1 YES!!!!!

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Best,

Leveridge