Archives For Graduation Day

Graduation Day

July 7, 2016 — 181 Comments

On Tuesday 5th July at my Graduation ceremony the four years studying here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland came to an end with my award of a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with honours of the First Class. I have met some wonderful and inspirational teachers, shared my dreams with new friends and learnt so much during my time here. I have been truly fortunate to study what I love and I know that the skills that I have been taught here will stay with me as I continue my studies. I’m thrilled to have studied at an Institution with graduates that come from no less than 65 countries all across the world. It was also quite unique and wonderful to be presented to our friends and family by walking on stage following Ross Miller on Bagpipes.

We heard inspirational advice from our Principal Professor Jeffrey Sharkey and an encouraging commencement speech from Texas-born cellist Ralph Kirshbaum from his experiences in a long and fulfilling music career, who had been honoured with a Doctor of Music Degree (honoris causa).

Unfortunately Stephen Robertson, the head of vocals could not be with us for graduation as his presence would have made the day perfect.  He has been a constant source of inspiration for me during my four years here at the RCS, always there to provide support and encouragement to overcome what at first may have seemed insurmountable.  For all his help and guidance I must say a big thank you and hope that our paths will cross again in the future.

To all of you that have followed my training progress over the past four years, I want you to know that you have been a very important part of my development and I hope you stay with me for the next stage of my adventure. I have several exciting projects over the summer to share with you soon, keep in touch.

With-Mum-and-Dad

With My Mum And Dad Getting Ready To Go To The Ceremony

Charlotte-and-Matt

My Brother Matt and Me

Opening-Graduation

The Start Of The Graduation Ceremony

Scroll

Collecting My Degree

Group-7

A Fabulous Ceremony, I Was So Happy

Norman-and-Me

Norman Beedie, A Wonderful Teacher

Staff-04

Helen McVey, Very Inspirational

Staff-02

Alistair MacDonald, Helped Me Explore Music

Staff-01

Isobel Anderson, Our Alexander Technique Lecturer

Nana-and-Grandad

Celebrating With My Nana and Grandad

Group-5

Flowers From My Brother Thomas And His Girlfriend Anna

Group-1

Claire Rucket, Davidona Pittock, Maria Sappho and Me

Group-6

Leila Marshall And Me

George-and-Charlotte-01

George Todica And Me On The Steps Outside The RCS

Group-2

With Alex McFadzen

Group-4

Back: Nathan Jenkins, Next Line: Tim Edmundson, Robert Forrest and Alex McFadzen, On My Line: Susannah Bedford, Jessica Hurst, Me and Claire Rucket, Front: Beth Taylor

Outside-RCS

In Front Of The RCS Entrance At The End Of The Day