Zach Okonkwo

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Rock/Pop

Instrument/voice type: Drums

Location: Royal Northern College of Music

I began playing the drum kit at the age of 14. As soon as I sat behind the kit and started to play it became clear to me that performance was something I wanted and needed to pursue. Since then I have played in various ensembles, taught drums for a music academy, performed in musicals and will soon graduate from Newcastle University with a BA in Music. My time at university has allowed me to not only develop as a performer, but has also given me the opportunity to become a more well rounded musician due to the breadth of study available on the course. However, I am looking forward to the next chapter in my academic career where I will be studying the Master of Performance program at the Royal Northern College of Music with the honour of being a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award holder.