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MUSIC FACILITIES

We don’t just sound like fun.
When it comes to music, Xaverian can’t be beaten.

New music complex including state-of-the-art recording studio and three live rooms. Orchestra of 110 musicians. Choir of 120 singers. 38 ensembles – from flute to funk, sax and string to swing, gypsy and rock.

Whatever your musical inclinations we’ll guarantee there’s a home for your passion here at Xaverian.

Whether you’re on a music course or simply want to play, we’ll give you all the time and facilities to find a rhythm.

HOW DO WE SUPPORT
YOUR MUSIC-MAKING?

  • Seven recording rooms and a control room
  • 13 rehearsal/practice rooms
  • Full set of industry-standard mics and amps. 
  • All rooms have at least one piano, orchestral percussion and drum kits
  • Two computer suites (PC suite with Sibelius Ultimate and a Mac suite with Logic Pro 9)

That’s just a hint of what we offer to those studying or simply interested in performing arts. Our drama and filmmaking facilities are also second-to-none.

YOUR SUPPORT SQUAD

Xaverian’s teaching staff includes experts in a range of instruments and genres. Whenever you need a keen ear to listen or advice on finding your voice, tutors who have wide experience across the world of music will be available to give you advice.

BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE

To make sure you’re inspired and given every opportunity to work alongside professional musicians, the college regularly welcomes visiting ensembles and soloists who often record here using our facilities.

Students get every chance to get on stage and share their music with the community. We host our own performances – and plenty of them. Six major concerts and Seven recitals during the academic year, including the much-anticipated Xaverian College Young Musician of the Year competition.

We actively encourage students to form and direct their own ensembles and give you full support to rehearse and direct groups.

LEARNING FROM THE BEST

Masterclasses are a huge part of musical life here at Xaverian.

We offer weekly masterclasses hosted by our peripatetic music teachers and Xaverian College’s Director of Music, Andrew Levendis. These workshops may focus on jazz, vocals, string quartet writing with special guests, Trafford Music Service String Quartet, and much more.

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC (RNCM)

We have very close ties with the nearby RNCM.

Our masterclasses have also featured RNCM’s Head of Jazz Studies Mike Hall, Professor and Head of Composition Dr David Horne and Adam Gorb, and vocal wizards Maureen Brathwaite and Ronald Samm.

Joint concerts, musical theatre productions, and a mentoring scheme when you’ll learn from highly accomplished RNCM students mean that you’ll never be short of chances to take your music to the next level here at Xaverian.

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