SCORES of budding singers and songwriters turned up in their droves to find out about a music course running at Worcester College of Technology at an open evening.

The event was organised by national music training organisation Access to Music and was for people interested in enrolling on its performing musician course - held in association with the organisation.

It was held at the Deansway campus on Thursday, January 20 and people had a chance to look around the centre (which includes rehearsal rooms and a recording studio), meet staff and find out more.

The event also included performances from various Access to Music students, including the band Overview, acoustic singer/songwriter James Warman and Lyndsey Bowden - last year's Worcester Access to Music student of the year.

And programme leader Jayne Dixon said they took about 25 queries from prospective students on the night.

"We had a constant stream of prospective students and school leavers throughout the event," she said.

"The people that came along seemed very interested and keen it gave them a more of an idea what it's all about."

The performing musician course enrols in September and is a full-time course for musicians aged 16+ who want to perform and record their own music.

For further information on Access to Music and to receive a prospectus call freephone 0800 281842 or visit