Head of Musical Theatre
Carmel has worked in further education for over 15 years as a passionate teacher and head of department ranging from entry-level students to HND. After university, Carmel spent some years freelancing in community arts, working with a wide range of participants in various settings as a musician and dance artist. Understanding how far reaching the arts can go, inspires her to ensure students are aware of the different training and employment avenues available. Carmel has worked as a musical director for different shows including devised pantomimes and MTI productions, as well as working with choirs and ensemble groups. She is extremely passionate about vocal health and committed to regular vocology training which she uses with students. She has worked as a private vocal coach, preparing students for HE auditions ensuring that students are fully prepared and successful in their chosen applications. In her previous college, Carmel was the curriculum leader for performing arts, music, art and design, and hair and beauty meaning that she was responsible for the coordination of a number of different courses, with different awarding bodies, and different staff needs. Having strong organisation skills allows her to plan well-designed, thought-out projects that are responsive to the needs of the learners and current industry demands. She has a good network of contacts with HE providers which supports the progression of students.