The right di­rec­tion

BBC Music Magazine - - Letters -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.