Skip to main content

courses


Picture of Yasmin playing the guitar

Yasmin Corrigan

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance

Graduated 2014

Picture of Yasmin Corrigan

Tell us a little about your career story so far.  

I have done quite a few different things. I moved to London soon after graduating to pursue gigging as an acoustic singer-songwriter. I have played at some great venues including The Bedford, Balham and The Ritzy Brixton. 

I’ve had a few jobs as a backing vocalist - recording a YouTube video with X Factor's Shayne Ward and performing live at The Mayflower Southampton with stars from The Voice. I am also part of a function band called Dr Vegas and we play at weddings, private functions and pubs around Hampshire and the South West. 

Winning the course competition to record my original song at Abbey Road Studios was a definite highlight of my time at Solent. It was such an incredible experience, and I'll never forget how I felt recording my vocal take into the same mic that John Lennon, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra used!

 

In the daytime I have worked as an Early Years Music Teacher at nurseries across London, which was a great opportunity to combine my love of music with the teaching and leadership skills that I gained at Solent.

I wanted to experience another side of the industry, so I've recently started the role of Music Services Administrator at music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. I'm really enjoying learning more about music therapy and working within such a positive, musical environment.

Tell us about what you are doing now and what it involves.

As Music Services Administrator at Nordoff Robbins, I play an important role in the charity's music services operation. This involves working closely with the team of music therapists, as well as the clients, to ensure that our services run smoothly and efficiently.

What’s your career highlight so far? 

Getting my current role at Nordoff Robbins. It combines my passion for music with the organisation and people skills that I developed at Solent. I feel very lucky to be part of such an amazing organisation, helping make music accessible for vulnerable people of all ages with a wide range of needs and abilities. It also works well alongside my own performance career.

Student band performing at the David Bowie celebration event
Music performance
Student band performing at the David Bowie celebration event.
Band playing music at a gig held by Solent to celebrate David Bowie
Music performance
Students performing at a gig held by Solent to celebrate David Bowie.
BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance students recording at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.
Abbey Road
BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance students recording at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.
Bash!
Bash!
Bash! members are all currently studying at Solent University.
BBC Introducing
BBC Introducing
Students from across the music courses have the fantastic opportunity to attend BBC Introducing Live each year.
Sam Skirrow
Sam Skirrow
Bass guitarist for Clean Bandit and others visits Solent University
Colin Lester
Colin Lester
Honorary Doctor of Music, Colin Lester recently visited Solent to give a guest lecture to students across the music programme.

OUR MUSIC FACILITIES