Callum Murray - Young Drummer

Published on 09 January 2017

Year 12 student, Callum Murray, a keen musician and drummer, entered the UK competition, ‘Young Drummer of the Year 2016’. The competition invites young drummers from around the UK and allows them a national and international platform, to enable their first steps in their music careers. The annual competition receives sponsorship from several high profile companies, such as Meinl percussion, Gretsch drums and Rhythm Magazine, as well as having successful drummers on the judging panel.

Callum spent time preparing the piece for the competition, which resulted in him submitting a filmed video of his drum performance. The piece demonstrated a high level of  technical control, rhythmic groove and improvisation skills, which resulted in an assured performance.

Out of the hundreds of applicants, Callum was selected within the Top 40 young drummers, which is an excellent achievement! The calibre of musicians was high and this outcome is testament to his dedication and commitment to music.

Although he wasn’t selected for the Top 10 to compete further in the competition, Callum has an incredibl positive musical career ahead of him and we wish him luck in the future!

Miss Doe

Team Leader of Music