Duo selected to attend junior music school

King’s Ely Sixth Form students Polly Casey, Mimi Hughes and Ally Bowerman 

King’s Ely Sixth Form students Polly Casey, Mimi Hughes and Ally Bowerman - Credit: KING'S ELY

Two King’s Ely Sixth Form students have been awarded places at prestigious junior music schools.

Ally Bowerman and Mimi Hughes are visiting the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Junior Royal Academy of Music, respectively, every Saturday to study voice.

Mimi Hughes is visiting the Junior Royal Academy of Music every Saturday to study voice.

King's Ely sixth form student Mimi Hughes is visiting the Junior Royal Academy of Music every Saturday to study voice. - Credit: KING'S ELY

The Sixth Form Ely Cathedral Choral Scholars join Year 10 student, Polly Casey, who has been studying the recorder and French Horn at the Junior Royal College of Music since spring.

Neil Porter-Thaw, director of music at King’s Ely, said: “The audition processes for these junior conservatoires are fiercely competitive and rigorous.

Ally Bowerman is visiting the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama every Saturday to study voice.

King's Ely sixth form student Ally Bowerman is visiting the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama every Saturday to study voice. - Credit: KING'S ELY

"So to have three King’s Ely students at three different establishments is a fantastic achievement.

"No doubt our younger students will benefit from Mimi, Ally and Polly’s stories as many more King’s musicians are looking to follow suit.”

Polly Casey has been studying the recorder and French Horn at the Junior Royal College of Music since spring.

Polly Casey, a Year 10 student at King's Ely, has been studying the recorder and French Horn at the Junior Royal College of Music since spring. - Credit: KINGS ELY


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