Five of Truro School’s top musicians have been celebrating this week following the award of their music diplomas, the next step beyond a Grade 8 music distinction.
Katie (flute), Charlotte (oboe), Molly (oboe), Matt (saxophone) and Ryan (tuba) all undertook the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examination (DipABRSM) during the summer holidays and the results have just been released.
All five students passed and can now add the letters ‘DipABRSM’ after their name, an accolade intended for end of 1st year university and music college students. The talented musicians now join Upper Sixth Form student Eleanor Sullivan (second in from the right) and recent leaver Kitty Broger-Bareham in a prestigious list of the school’s DipABRSM holders.
Martin Palmer, Director of Music at Truro School, said:
“This is a huge achievement! We are used to our musicians leaving Truro School with their Grade 8 distinctions, however, more and more pupils are now opting to go one stage further and take the DipABRSM examination.”
Particular congratulations go to Molly who is just 14 years of age and Katie who scored an impressive distinction in the whole examination. Having passed her diploma two years ago, Sixth Form student Eleanor has since enjoyed playing with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at major concerts up and down the country, and at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.
With three of the six DipABRSM accreditations being awarded on the Oboe, special recognition is deserved for Oboe teacher Tamsin Carleston. Oboe student Charlotte said:
“I’d just like to say a big thank you to Tamsin for inspiring me and for making me the Oboist I want to be”.
“Their achievements are outstanding, and have come about as a result of hard work, positive attitudes and total commitment. I am incredibly proud of them all, and it is a privilege and joy to teach them.”
With over 60 concerts planned this school year, the provision of music at Truro School is in good shape with a promising future ahead.