Harry Hextall


All of our mentees are current University of Birmingham students from a range of degree backgrounds, who recognised the value and benefit of alumni guidance during their final year of university.

Below are short profiles on each of our mentees on the Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme (ALMP).

If you are inspired by any of our current mentees please don’t hesitate to apply for the Programme by clicking here!

Mentees for 2016-17



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Harry Hextall

Mentor: Simon Halsey, Chorus Director, City of Birmingham Symphony Choruses

Why ALMP? My goals for the future are primarily focused on music education, as I believe it to be an absolutely vital element in the modern curriculum. My extensive experience participating in youth music has shown the effect that music has on young people across a wide range of genres, from classical to jazz. In the coming year, I hope to improve my own musicianship while also seeking out career options for someone such as myself, and also find out what steps I must take to attain these options. Through my mentor I hope to gain valuable insight on the field of music education, while also gaining advice and guidance from an experienced professional. Through the mentoring scheme I hope to make the right steps towards achieving my goal of being an educator in music.