The Academy of Music and Sound, who work in partnership with Eastleigh College on music performance courses, have recently opened their new premises at High Street Spitfire House in Southampton.
The Academy is celebrating its 10th year as the premier provider of music education in Southampton, and the new premises have allowed them to expand and improve on their facilities. The new location features acoustically hung walls, sound-proof doors, and brand new equipment.
An opening ceremony was recently held to celebrate the move and showcase the new facilities, which was attended by local music businesses, local schools and colleges, and graduates from the Academy. The Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton was also in attendance, and cut the ribbon to mark the official opening.
The evening was filled with performances from students and staff, in addition to Mark Chadwick and Rev Hammer from The Levellers, who proceeded to smash a guitar in celebration!
The Academy will be holding their end of term gigs later this month and are also taking auditions for 2016 study places! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Eastleigh College is still open during office hours although our main reception and entrance on Chestnut Avenue is closed until 7 September. This is part of our commitment to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place in all areas. Looking forward to welcoming new learners during Enrolment Week ready for the start of the new term!
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.