The Summer Practical London College of Music (LCM) exams session at the Malta Society of Arts will be coming to an end this Wednesday 22 May 2019. By the end of it, a total of 308 candidates will have sat for different practical Diploma and Grade examinations at the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta.
The Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has been representing the London College of Music for the past 75 years.
The LCM examiner for this session was Mr Stuart Corbett, B.A. (Hons), F. DipMus., LTCL, LVCM, ALCM, LLCM, Dip.Ed., FVCM (Hons).
In 1960, Mr Corbett, apart from college-related activities, was involved in playing the piano for Big Bands and Jazz Groups. He furthered his teaching career and became Head of a large Faculty in a 13 – 18 years High School, where he tutored a number of Chamber Groups and Jazz Ensembles.
In the 80’s and 90’s he was a clarinetist and saxophonist with “The West Midland Light Orchestra”, “The Rehearsal Orchestra of London” and with a number of Midland Operatic Companies.
In 1993 Mr Corbett was offered a scholarship to the USA working mainly with High School Students. His activities were based at The International Music Camp (IMC) North Dakota and he was involved in conducting and in a survey of methods instrumental teaching used in the USA.
In 1994 Mr Corbett became a member of the Board of Examiners of the London College of Music. He was also responsible for writing Jazz, Clarinet, Saxophone syllabuses for London College of Music. He is still continuing his own Playing and Music Education in the UK, USA and Ireland.