Platform One, Year 3 BA (Hons) Commercial Music, students are off on a seven-date tour to Holland thanks to the continued support of Wightlink Ferries.

This will be the tenth year that Platform One ( @P1musiccollege) have taken the road in order to experience what it is like to go on a professional tour. The tour to Holland will include performances at two key festivals in Amsterdam, as well as other music venues around the city.

Without the on-going support of Wightlink Ferries we would not be able to deliver the opportunities that we do. Wighlink also support our Friday Music Industry Seminars and mainland-based gigs that we carry out throughout the year – they are really committed in supporting young Island based musicians.

Peter Pontin, Director @ Platform One

The degree course in commercial music is going from strength to strength, with students relocating to the Island to study full time on the island. The courses are delivered through the independent music college in collaboration with The University of Chichester.

Student Jonathan Blakeway relocated to the Isle of Wight in order to study at Platform One from South Africa.

I love performing music. This tour is an incredible end of the academic year. I feel confident and ready to entertain new audiences.

Jonathan Blakeway, Platform One Student

Laura Mondey, also a student, went on to say;

It is amazing that our commercial music course culminates in a proper tour. I have never been to Holland before and to go there and perform as a musician is serious – what an amazing opportunity.

Laura Mondey, Platform One Student

The course, which was written by Platform One, is designed to interface with the actual music industry and as such gives students actual insight and experience of working within the industry.
The tour really is a consolidation of all of the skills the students have learnt over the three years.

The BA (Hons) Commercial Music is the first full time degree to run on the Island and proof that the Island is a fantastic university location.

If you want to study music seriously, then contact Platform One direct study@platformone.org or alternatively call 01983 537550.


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