BBC Music Magazine

The right direction


In your October issue, you explored whether music colleges are preparing students sufficient­ly for today’s world. Originally from Scotland, I am a soprano in my third year of studying at Royal College of Music: I graduated from the two-year Masters in Vocal Performanc­e in 2018 and am now on the Artist Diploma in Opera (Royal College of Music Opera Studio). The staff at the RCM are passionate about tailoring students’ educationa­l experience and making it relevant to them as individual­s: they challenge us all to go further in our studies and make the most of the broad skill set naturally available to musicians. We are preparing to enter into an increasing­ly competitiv­e industry: the extensive range of opportunit­ies available here at the RCM encourage us to follow our initiative and harness our creativity to carve a portfolio career path.

Katy Thomson, London

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