Rising musical talent, Jemima (U6), has successfully attained a Diploma from The Association of the Royal Schools of Music. Jemima endured a nervous three month wait to hear if she had been successful, following an intense hour-long examination.
The tasks included compiling a balanced 35 minute recital programme, talking with confidence about the music as part of a viva voce, and creating the best possible performance on the day. Certainly a gruelling task – and all whilst applying to Conservatoires, Music Colleges and studying for her A Levels!
Jemima has been playing the clarinet for 8 years now, taking it up as an enthusiastic 9 year old, and never imagining the heights she would climb.
Over her career, Jemima has performed alongside many nationally and internationally acclaimed stars, such as the conductor of the Junior Royal Northern Symphony Orchestra, Ewa Strusinska, an internationally acclaimed Musical Director and Conductor.
Jemima commented: “I really enjoyed the application process, it was unlike anything I’ve experienced before and I definitely learnt a lot from it. I’m really thrilled that I achieved such a strong pass. It’s a really tough thing to do!”
Helen Rayner, Director of Music at Moreton Hall, commented: “We are all incredibly proud of Jemima’s achievement. It’s testament to her hard work, commitment and love of music. Well done her!”
Jemima is now preparing her application for Conservatoires and Music Colleges as well as appearing as a soloist in various school and College performances before Christmas. Jemima plays first clarinet in the Junior Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra and plays the bass clarinet in the National Youth Wind Orchestra.