13 May 2011
Canterbury Christ Church University is delighted to announce a new partnership with the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the voice for British music creators.
The University decided to partner with BASCA in order to link more directly with a professional association which plays such an important role in the music industry.
BASCA works to foster a sense of community amongst songwriters, lyricists
and composers, and to campaign on their behalf in the domestic, European and
international political arenas. As the only association in the country made
up entirely of music writers, the organisation has an unparalleled insight
into the issues affecting music creators in the UK today.
James Dean, Senior Lecture in Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, said: "The new partnership with BASCA is a fantastic opportunity for our songwriters and composers to develop the relevant skills and expertise needed for their future success.
“BASCA encourages excellence in British music writing, a principle that chimes perfectly with modules offered by the University, such as Commercial Music, Film Music and Music in the Media, where songwriting and copyright play an important role.”
Part of the agreement with BASCA involves offering one student per year
the opportunity to work at the BASCA office in central London for one week. Another part of the agreement provides access to seminars, workshops and networking events which take place throughout the year at their offices in London.
Vick Bain, spokesperson for BASCA, said: "BASCA is delighted to have formalised its relationship with Canterbury Christ Church University. We are very much looking forward to forging closer links with prestigious institutions such as Christ Church in order to reach out to the next generation, the generation who will soon be creating the music of future years and running the UK music industry in our stead."
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
• As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.