Our graduates go on to work at the highest level in a variety of professions, as internationally-reknowned composers and performers, arts journalists, top-flight media executives and business owners. The table below shows just a selection of recent alumni.

Performers and composers


Kerry Andrew

BA, MA, PhD Composer, performer, educator
Claire Cunningham   Multi-disciplinary performer and choreographer
Christian Curnyn BA Conductor and harpsichordist
Helena Daffern PhD Lecturer and freelance soprano
Greg Hooper BA Film music orchestrator, composer and performer
Vic Hoyland PhD Composer and academic
juice   Vocal ensemble
Melinda Maxwell BA Oboist
Anna Meredith BA Composer
Laura Moody BA Cellist
Adrian Rhodes BA (1982) Sound designer
Simon Roth BA (2009) Freelance drummer & founder of Pop-up Circus
Andy Saunders BA Hornist
Catherine Shackell nee Holbrook BA (2003) Freelance conductor & community musician
Wg Cdr Duncan Stubbs BA Principal Director of Music for the Royal Air Force
Benjamin Till BA (1995) Multi-award winning composer
Joe Walker BA (1984) Film editor & composer

Arts Administration

Vanessa Fuidge BA (2009) Music Librarian
Nick Loveland   Director of Operations (Performances Birmingham Ltd)
Lucy Rice BA (1994) Director: Artist Management (Hazard Chase)
Sarah Trelawny Ford BA (2006) Artist Manager (Hazard Chase)

Journalists and writers

Michiko Goto BA (2002) Freelance editor & author
Tom Service   Jounalist (The Guardian), broadcaster (BBC) & author
Verity Sharp BA Broadcaster and television presenter


Ben Hines BA Founder and Director, Moving Performance
George Hudson BA (2007) Director: GH Media