Luke MacKay

Before you came to Brookes what did you study and where?

I studied GCSE’s and A Levels at Sherborne School.

What made you choose Brookes as a place to study?

The course offered a vast range of subjects within the field of music.

What do you think of the course now you’re here?

I have met a large group of like-minded individuals, who encourage my creativity and academic studies. Lecturers show an interest in my development as a music student.

How did your scholarship or bursary enhance your experience of the course?

By receiving six music lessons this year, I have maintained and improved my standard of vocal performance preparing me for my final year, when I intend to study the professional practice module.

What are your plans for when you’ve completed your course, for work or further study?

I intend to continue performing beyond university, either as a classical singer or as a singer-songwriter. If not, I would like to compose professionally.

What are the best bits of studying at Brookes?

Getting the opportunity to play and perform at the University and around Oxford. Being involved in a range of musical societies, specifically the Jazz Society, and Fortune Players.

What advice do you have for others?

Enjoy every moment of University life. You only get one chance to be an undergraduate, so although studies are important have fun, and be creative.

Luke studied Music BA (Hons) with the School of Arts

Enjoy every moment of University life. You only get one chance to be an undergraduate, so although studies are important have fun, and be creative.