A NEW music has opened at Richard Huish College.

The Aspen Centre will be a hub of musical learning for A Level students and vocational music course.

The new building features a modern and well-equipped music suite and performance facility.

The Aspen Centre includes a concert hall with Bosendorfer grand piano, two recording studios with RedNet Technology, two sound proof live rooms for recording, a brand new Mac suite, an editing/production suite, two specialist classrooms, two practice rooms for instrumental lessons, a secure instrument store as well as a vast library of printed music, industry quality equipment and instruments available on loan.

Principal, John Abbott, said: “Huish is delighted to be able to continue providing ultra-modern, well equipped, specialist teaching spaces for our students.

"We are renowned for the talent of our music students and excellence of teaching across our music courses, our results were once again excellent this summer.

"I am excited about the musical future of Huish.

"The continued investment by the Department for Education is also a great endorsement of the work all staff do in ensuring that students achieve beyond their expectations."

The Aspen Music Centre follows a now longstanding series of investment in extending facilities at Huish.

In October 2017 work was completed on the £2.3 million Maple Building, a specialist facility for the teaching of Visual Arts and Computing.

In September 2017, Oak House Student Accommodation opened its’ doors on South Road and Sycamore Sports Centre and Willow Café were opened in 2016. T

he total capital investment secured from the Department of Education over the last five years exceeds the £12 million mark.

Musicians at Huish have the opportunity of performing throughout the year in public concerts and can also get involved in a variety of enrichment groups.