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Character Reference

If you are unsure about anything, please feel you can contact either of my Referees below.

They have observed me in many educational settings over a number of years and will be able to provide an impartial opinion about my abilities and can also act to provide a more in depth character reference.


Sam Sutton - Director Fantasia Music School
Music Professional

Sam is a composer, arranger and performer working in many areas of artistic production including film, television, theater and dance. Sam studied clarinet, piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Chetham’s School of Music, before obtaining undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music at Cambridge University. After Cambridge, Sam obtained a postgraduate diploma in Screen Music at the UK National Film and Television School.

Broadcast television composer credits include 'Rocky and the Dodos' (Children’s ITV, Nickelodeon and various stations worldwide), 'The Outlaw', 'Bird Becomes Bird' (Channel 4) and 'Waiting' (S4C). She has scored many independent films that have played at festivals around the world, notably the award-winning 'Wrong Powder' (British Short Film Festival), 'Gina and Stella' (London Film Festival) and 'Basic Emotions' (Los Angeles Film Festival).

Live commissions include 'One to Four' for the Eurythme Dance Group ‘Kosmos’ (UK tour), and incidental music for 'A Handful of Rain' (Uptrodden Productions at the New End Theatre, Hampstead) and 'Love and Despair' (Edinburgh Festival). As an arranger and musical director, she has worked for the English National Opera’s Bayliss program.

As an educator Sam has worked as a tutor with the National Children’s Orchestra and in schools throughout North London. In 2002 she moved to New York City and as Co-Artistic Director helped to develop Young at Arts, a non-profit music theater and instrumental program for children in Westchester, New York.


Dan Peters Head of Music Wolverhampton Grammar School

Deputy Head Teacher at Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School