As part of our Music Made Us campaign, BIMM student Jasmine Hornblower-Ardley tells us what inspired her route into music, why she studies vocals and what drew her to Brighton.
Who inspired your route into music?
I knew from young that I wanted to be a singer. When I was a baby, my mum told me that I sing every morning from the cot like an alarm clock. When I was a child, I was always singing along to the radio. Amy Winehouse and P!nk were my first influences when I was very young. As a child and early teen, I acted when I first got into musical theatre singing. I listened to different genres including, dubstep, rap, pop but never found one I was really passionate about until I was 13/14. This was when I got really into emo, metalcore, and alternative rock music (Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil, and some heavier bands), which is when I knew I wanted to write music to help others.
What made you choose to study vocals?
I chose to study vocals at BIMM after a lot of researching into unis with my college tutor. By then, I studied music for a few years and knew I definitely wanted to have a career in music and singing.
Why is Brighton right for you?
I chose to study at Brighton after visiting the London and Brighton campus. I decided not to study in London as I would have to commute to uni and really wanted to live in my own space and be independent. After visiting Brighton a few times, I fell in love with the environment and atmosphere as it looked so fun and the beach was lovely.
Our Music Made Us campaign is told through the students, graduates, journalists, experts and passionate people who have been shaped by music. Discover their stories here.