Dexter is from Oxford originally and started on the MusB programme in 2018. He plays the trombone, sings and conducts ensembles with the Music Society.
What are you working on right now?
I have just finished conducting the world premiere of one of our PhD students’ (Yuhao Wu) compositions with the symphony orchestra. I am conducting the Musical Theatre Society performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, and am conducting and singing in our chamber choirs Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem, and singing with a professional choir at Bridgewater Hall.
What are your plans for the rest of your degree?
I am planning to continue a German language unit with LEAP, which I started from scratch this year: it has been a real compliment to my musicology studies and is a nice way to spend some time outside of the Martin Harris Centre.
In my final year, I hope to continue playing, discussing and analysing music with intelligent and motivated people, and to learn from experts about the music that they have studied and love. What makes Manchester so unique is the breadth of specialisms from students and staff; whatever you are interested in is catered for here – at the highest level.
Where is your favourite place to listen to music in Manchester?
Bridgewater Hall or Band on the Wall – but ‘favourites’ are a dangerous thing.