Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I set it up in March 2013, halfway through the first year of a four-year Batchelor of Music (BMus) Vocal performance degree, as a log of my journey through training to become a classical singer, the past five years have flown by.
The academic study of the history of music was a large part of my course, along with historical context, composition, piano to name just a few and writing better essays was a target of mine during my second year 2013/14. I had to write about how music impacts on society and learn how to make a living out of perfecting my vocal skills, acting, and dance as being on a stage singing and performing is my passion.
I graduated with First Class Honours from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in 2016 after four years of undergraduate study. This course gave me the opportunity to do what I love every day. The RCS most importantly equipped me with learning techniques so that I could go away and apply that to self-tuition to really stretch myself as a musician, for example: in my third year, I learnt a full eight-song cycle ‘Haugtussa’ in Norwegian as preparation for the Grieg International Workshop in May 2015. I used the research I did to prepare and participate in this event and to write my final dissertation on the use of original languages in performance.
In July 2018 I graduated from The Royal College of Music in London after two years study on their Master of Performance course my principal teacher was Rosa Mannion and Vocal Repertoire Coaches were Andrew Robinson (1st year), Christopher Middleton and Simon Lepper (2nd year). I am now spending a year working freelance and auditioning for roles and training programs to continue my opera journey.
I read other blogs of varying genres to fuel my imagination and learn more about the world around me, I find encouragement when reading your comments and thoughts, so a warm welcome to you and I hope you enjoy my musings on the life of a trainee soprano.