Auditions for Music Colleges

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by HBB, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Just wondering if anyone here's applied to Music Colleges.

    And how your auditions went?

    I'm applying for Tenor Horn at the RWCMD and RNCM. Had my Welsh audition today with Bob Childs! :)eek:). I tell you what... that college is soo nice to look at!

    Anyone else applied (especially tenor hornists!)
  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I think your best hope is that nobody else auditioned :p
  3. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Tell me 'bout it! (That's what I'm hoping anyway!)
  4. masefield

    masefield Member

    My son (plays Cornet) had his Royal Welsh audition today - (me thinks he was a bit impressed with Rob Childs) - had his RNCM last Tuesday and his B'ham Conservatoire last Wednesday. Just waiting for the decisions and then hopefully some big decisions might be required. Are tmpers going to post their decisions when known. All the best of luck for those who have done their auditions or are about to.
  5. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    RWCMD and RNCM...pffff get yourself to the mighty SALFORD!:clap: :clap:
  6. masefield

    masefield Member

    He has not yet submitted his ucas form at the moment - awaiting the RNCM, RWCMD and B'ham decisions but Salford will be on his application form if he has to apply to universities.
  7. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    He must have followed me in...!
  8. masefield

    masefield Member

    What time was your audition then - and how did your audition go. His slot was at 11.30
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Audition at 10.30...
  10. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - how long do you all have to wait on a decision?
  11. masefield

    masefield Member

    We were told by RNCM - 7 to 10 days, Birmingham Conservatoire - within three weeks and RWCMD - approx 2 weeks.
  12. BOB_

    BOB_ Member

    i auditioned for lcm on Eb bass last week but they havent got back to me yet dipite saying they would contact everyone within 10 days:frown:
  13. masefield

    masefield Member

    I just hope that we hear in the time frame that has been indicated - hoping so as dependent on what is possibly offered we may not need to submit ucas form.
  14. tinytimp

    tinytimp Member

    I'm applying for postgrad at both these colleges - Cardiff audition tomorrow and Manchester on 2nd December. I'm still finding it difficult to think seriously enough about RWCMD as it's such a familiar place and just across the road from where I am now! (Nerves are kicking in with a vengeance already though :eek: )
  15. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Do I assume correctly that these auditions are for the next academic year? If so, aren't they a bit early? A lot can happen between now and Sept./Oct. 2006. :confused:
  16. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Yup, they're for Sept. 2006!
  17. masefield

    masefield Member

    All the best for your auditions tomorrow - did you do your degree at RWCMD - if so what's it like - as it might well be an option for my son. Must confess do not know of many who have been at RWCMD - although the feel of it on both ocassions that I have been there is that it is a very friendly place..
  18. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Member

    I went to RWCMD, back when it was only WCMD. Admittedly, I was not there as a brass player... it's actually where I ended up learning how to play trumpet! It's such a friendly college. I ended up living with a whole bunch of brass players - definitely a very cool department!
    I know they have BIG plans for the future - some of the facilities are very good (mews etc) but others are not so great so they're building a lovely concert hall etc. RWCMD is very well connected into the Cardiff music scene. The entire percussion section of the Cory band was recruited from RWCMD after Bob Childs came to work at the college. There's also the chance to shadow with BBC NOW and WNO Orchestra (although if you're a tenor horn player, there's not much chance of that happening!).
    I LOVED my time at Welsh Coll. It's not incredibly high powered, but it's a really friendly and supportive place. Also, it's not just full of musicians. You get to meet drama-type people as well, which is nice.

    Happy memories... happy memories!

    Good luck!
  19. tinytimp

    tinytimp Member

    Exactly! Thant's one of my main concerns - I'm in the middle of such a busy time right now as I'm preparing for many important performances so just don't have the time to properly prepare audition pieces that I think are of a high enough standard. If I could just audition in the new year I'm sure I'd seem like a completely different player.

    No I'm currently in my last year of a BMus at Cardiff University (also not as a brass player Daisy Duck) - I decided I preferred to do a broader more academic course for undergrad to give me the time to properly decide on an area of specialism. Although I'm still a bit in the dark as I seem to know more about the brass department than the *shh* woodwind! Better get that prospectus out again...
  20. Rach_Horn

    Rach_Horn Member

    Ive just started in my first year at Salford and love it.

    Just want to say that i know quite a few people who didn't choose Salford because they thought it looked abit ''scruffy'' or ''rundown'' on their open days, fair enough it's not fantastic looks's an old place.. nothing a good coat of paint couldn't fix though! but the facilaties are opportunities are great, the people are fantastic and the tutors are some of the best there are! So to anyone applying for next September ...DO consider Salford!!!

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