Students of the NC, HNC, and BA Applied Music courses and the Vocational Pathways courses, delivered by Shetland College UHI and Shetland Arts in Mareel, will demonstrate their talents and past year of learning with a year-end Learn@Mareel: Student Showcase concert on Wednesday 18 June at Mareel, doors at 7pm.

The students have had a very busy year working on a range of projects and are looking forward to performing live on stage. Joe Watt, who has studied at Mareel for the past two years, said: “The Learn@Mareel: Student Showcase is the best way to demonstrate the learning and talent of Mareel and Shetland College’s students and is a great experience for many, especially as it may be some students first time performing in front of an audience. Over my two years on the courses, the student performances have been a major highlight for me.”

Bryan Peterson of Shetland Arts is the Course Leader. He said: “The courses delivered at Mareel in partnership with Shetland College UHI equip the students with a range of professional skills and knowledge, together with a portfolio of work, which they can build upon and take forward as their careers or studies progress.”

Matthew Adam

Student Matthew Adam performing. Photo by Jordan Clark, also a student.

Amanda Shearer, another student, said: "The Learn@Mareel: Student Showcase is a great opportunity for the public and those interested in studying music to see the performance skills you can develop through the various courses."

Mareel is a vibrant and inclusive situational learning environment providing a range of formal and informal education and training activities, making full use of its world-class facilities. Courses are delivered by experienced local music professionals, and enhanced by guest speakers. Courses are run by Shetland Arts and Shetland College UHI.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 16 May @ 10am. Booking is via Shetland Box Office at Mareel and/or Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, or online at and/or

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