Music Gallery

Head of Music: Mr. Dow


2022-2023

Musician of the Week: 23rd September

For our first ‘Musician of the Week’ of the school year, we are showcasing one of our fantastically talented YR11 vocalists. 

This extremely moving performance of ‘As the World caves In’ by Matt Maltese is performed brilliantly by Erin.

Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practice and dedication in perfecting their incredible performances and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for supporting and mentoring our aspiring musicians.


2021-2022

Musician of the Week: 8th July

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week, in a slight change to the advertised feature, we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented YR7 musicians.

After Kacper and May’s incredible performance last week of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week has recorded a fantastic drumming performance.

Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practise and dedication in perfecting their incredible performances and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for supporting and mentoring our aspiring musicians.

This week’s performance is of Sting’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ and is performed brilliantly by Kofi. A very special thank you to Luna (vocals) and Connor (guitar and bass) for their contributions to this amazing recording.

Musician of the Week: 1st July

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing two of our incredibly talented musicians. 

After Aqua’s amazing ‘Push 2’ performance last week, our two ‘Musicians of the Week’ this week, have recorded a fantastic ensemble performance.

Thank you, of course, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practise and dedication in perfecting their incredible performance and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for supporting and mentoring our aspiring musicians.

This week’s performance is of the Queen classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and is performed brilliantly by Kacper and May.

Musician of the Week: 24th June

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing one of our fantastic YR10 GCSE musicians. 

After last week’s amazing performance of ‘Don’t Know Why’ by Maria, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week is Aqua performing their own composition ‘Banshee’ using Ableton Live 11 and the Push 2.

We are incredibly excited to have our brand new Music PC suite with 20 workstations running Ableton Live 11 with Push 2 controllers fully up and running and, as a result, to be embarking on an extremely exciting musical journey. 

Students are working with these new resources to develop compositions and remixes that can be performed live and that reflect, and exist within, their own personal sound worlds.

As a result we are really excited to share what will undoubtedly be the first of many Push 2 performances as our ‘Musician of the Week’ feature this week!

Thank you, of course, to all of our ‘Musicians of the Week’ for their resilience in investing hours of practise and dedication in perfecting their incredible performances and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for supporting and mentoring our aspiring musicians.

Musician of the Week: 17th June

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing one of our incredible YR9 musicians. 

After last week’s amazing performance by Shantae of her own song, ‘End Up Fine‘, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week is Maria singing Norah Jones’ ‘Don’t Know Why’. 

Thank you, of course, to all of our ‘Musicians of the Week’ for their resilience in investing hours of practise and dedication in perfecting their incredible performances and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for supporting and mentoring our aspiring musicians.

We will be back next week in the Music Gallery with our very first Push 2 Performance…

Musician of the Week: 10th June

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented Year 7 musicians. 

After last week’s amazing ensemble performance of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers classic ‘Dani California’, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week has also written the song that she is performing so beautifully.

Shantae was one of a number of Year 7 students who worked with ex AMSI student, Jermain Jackman, and Bad Lay-Dee on the project ‘My Voice and Me’. Shantae wrote “End Up Fine” as part of this project.

Thank you, as always, to Jermain and Bad Lay-Dee for their continued inspiration, all of the students who attended and especially, of course, to Shantae for her resilience and dedication in producing such an incredible song! 

Musician of the Week: 27th May

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing five of our incredibly talented musicians. 

After Oliver’s fantastic opening week performance of ‘Mr Blue Sky’, our ‘Musicians of the Week’ this week have recorded an incredible ensemble performance.

Thank you, of course, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practise and dedication in perfecting their incredible performance and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for supporting and mentoring our aspiring musicians.

This week’s performance is of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers classic ‘Dani California’ and is performed brilliantly by Aqua, Connor, Luna, Maria and Rayan.

We will be back in 2 weeks in the Music Gallery with an amazing song composed and performed by one of our YR7 students ……..

Musician of the Week: 20th May

Welcome to ‘Musician of the week’, our brand new weekly celebration, showcasing our incredibly talented musicians. 

Each week we will feature a different student or group of students who have performed or created something really special.

Thank you, of course, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practise in perfecting their performance, and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for supporting and mentoring our aspiring musicians.

This week’s performance is of the ELO classic ‘Mr Blue Sky’ and is played brilliantly by Oliver.
We will be back next week in the Music Gallery with an exciting ensemble performance ……..

Easter Radio Show 2022


Valentine’s Day Radio Show 2022


Christmas Radio Show 2021

Many thanks to our student Radio DJs and performers:

Craig, Arthur, Charlie, Guiliarose, Maria, Yassir, Luna, Erin, Elvija, Patricia, Carmen, Averlynne and Juliana.


2020-2021

Excellent Home Learning in Music

8th February 2021

Students have been working really hard over the last 6 weeks, developing their Bandlab skills and making music online. We already have 165 students making use of this fantastic resource and, fingers crossed, we are aiming for 250 users by the end of this week so, if you haven’t registered yet for your Bandlab class, please do so using the link in your classroom. 

YR8 have been studying Rap and have been using Bandlab to add beats and samples to some of the tracks that have shaped the genre since the 1970s. There really has been some great work submitted so far ………. keep it up YR8. Here is a selection of YR8 work to whet your appetite. Very well done to all of these students and to the whole of YR8 for their lovely attitude over the last 6 weeks.

Angelina 8B – Rappers Delight BASSLINE PROJECT
Arthur 8F Don’t Believe the Hype
Caelib 8B – YR8 Walk This Way RAP TASK 1
Deangelo 8D – YR8 Walk This Way RAP TASK 1
Teanna 8F

YR9 have been doing a project called ‘Beathoven’ which has allowed them to explore Beethoven’s repertoire as the 250th year anniversary celebrations of his life come to an end. YR9 students have been producing some fantastically creative responses to Beethoven’s wonderful and varied compositions. There have been so many examples of great work submitted that selecting a few to share at this stage has been extremely difficult. Very well done however to these students for their creativity, technical skills, good humour and their positivity so far……… I look forward to hearing many more of your great compositions.

Analice 9B Beethoven Pathetique 140bpm
Analice 9B Beethoven 7
Atif 9E Beethoven 5
Canuud 9B
Ikhlas 9C
Sarah 9E

Two very special mentions have to go to Connor 9E and Aqua 9E. Aqua has been making use of Bandlab to create and submit a song a week and Connor has done an incredible job with Bandlab, a mobile phone, a bass guitar and a guitar to record some Red Hot Chilli Peppers covers. 
Here is a selection of Isabelle’s brilliant and incredibly varied repertoire …… so far. The vocals are still to be added! 

Aqua 1
Aqua 2
Aqua 3

Here is Connor’s latest track.

Connor

Record Store Day 2020

In the run up to the “socially distanced” Record Store Day event on Saturday 24th October we will be releasing five of our best YR11 student compositions from June 2020.

Record Store Day 2020


2019-2020

AMSI Unplugged: End of Autumn Term Concert

See playlist of all the performances below:


2018-2019

Year 10 Musicians Perform at the Barbican

As part of the annual Barbican Box music project, our year 10 GCSE music students were given the opportunity to perform on the main stage of the Barbican!

A small group of schools take part in the event to present music made in collaboration, this year, with audio software pioneers Native Instruments, inspired by their 2019 season, Life Rewired.

This was the third year that our music students have taken part in the Barbican Box project and it was another wonderful performance from some very talented students. It also highlights the fantastic benefits and advantages available to students living in London.


Music Concert December 2017

See playlist of all the performances below:


Big Day Out Six students from Arts and Media School performed at the Big Day Out in Whittington Park. Brandon 11A, Meriam 11C and our very own music technician, Fussi Andersen, performed a group piece, Nirvana’s “Smells like team spirit”. Max from 11D performed two of his own piano compositions. Shanice 8A and Karina 8E performed a dance composition which they had created in collaboration with one another. Ex AMSI student Charlie Raphael-Campbell made another return to the Big Day and played several compositions alongside the current AMSI students.

Both our past and present students got the crowd buzzing with more and more people entering the performance space as they heard our students playing, singing and dancing. They performed excellently and positively represented the school.


2016-2017

GCSE Final Composition


Music Concert March 2017 Spring is in the air and Arts & Media School music students have been busy rehearsing through the winter.

See playlist of all the performances below:


Barbican Box Performance February 2017 On Tuesday evening 27th Februaury our YR10 GCSE music group plus six YR9 string players performed at the Barbican Box event. Playing on the main stage at the Barbican at an event hosted by champion beatboxer Bellatrix, they were performing a piece written collaboratively by the YR10 students.


Music Concert December 2016 What better way to see in the festive season than an evening of wonderful musical performances!


Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch Performances 2016


The Music Recital for governors and guests showcased the best classical music talent in the school. More than 40 students performed in ensembles, duets and as soloists to a packed Theatre. Thanks to the Music in Secondary Schools Trust and Guildhall tutors, the Year 7 ensemble performed Beethoven as well as pieces from Vamoosh!