Which Uni??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Cornet_player, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Cornet_player

    Cornet_player Member

    Im a cornet player and wanting to go to uni to study Music. My real passion is brass bands and i play the Bb and Eb cornet. Ive been told that I need to apply to about 8 Uni's. Ive looked at some but dont really know what to look for. The only one that I really know about is Salford and the music colleges.

    Anyone got any advice on where to try??
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Salford Univeristy- Band Musicianship course

    :) It's great
  3. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
    They do a brass course at the RNCM, Huddersfield Uni and Barnsley College as well.
  4. bigcol

    bigcol Member

    Durham Uni has just started a course.
  5. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

    Welsh College of Drama and Music, Cardiff are going to start a Band Musicianship Course soon I think.
  6. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    Salford, Huddersfield, Welsh College and RNCM are probably the best to look at. Although banders are pretty much looked down upon at rncm :?

    salford powah :D
  7. deave

    deave Member

    There is no brass course at Huds, but there is a brass band scoring and arranging module...that's about it as far as banding goes. The course is good tho and uni band is always fun :D

  8. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

    The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama is well worth a look at. Great place, great people and some fine bands, especially one actually in Glasgow!
  9. tewkeshorn

    tewkeshorn Account Suspended

    I was a gnats guff away from doing a Banding course at Barnsley college a few years ago. Don't know if they still run it, being a soft southerener I didn't go in the end cos it was too cold there :)
  10. Heppy

    Heppy Member

    Whats that Deave, Uni band is always fun is it? Would that be because I get blamed for the front rows playing? Hudd. would be a good choice, although to be honest, Deave makes the place what it is. His light geordie banter is just what you need along with the haunting sound of a football bouncing out of the common room and hitting a timp. Very nice.
  11. cbridge

    cbridge Member

    It's not really a brass course at the RNCM, it's just a music degree but you can do first study on a brass band instrument. They have a couple of brass bands.

    The thing with music college courses is that they're 4 years long, as opposed to 3 years as most universities. That's something else to think about as I still can't understand why I had to stay there for 4 years!
  12. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    not all the music colleges are 4 years though.
    The BMus at the rncm is one of a few.
    They used to do a BA which was only 3 but thats just been discontinued.
  13. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I don't know about over there, but over here, the BA is really no good to anyone. Hte higher the degree the better, so to get that dream job you need the highest qualification, and probably youj'd want it soon, so I'd skip a BA and go to a B.Mus....

    But over there is probably different. I mean, you have no hope of getting a full time brass band job over here!

    **EDIT: Which I am very jealous of!!!**
  14. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    not much difference between the two over here :)
    BA just being a more general degree title, although the BA music course is practically the same as the BMus.
  15. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    You missed out all the fine totty! :wink:
  16. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    don't get me started on manchester then!!!
  17. cbridge

    cbridge Member

    Not wanting to be pedantic, but the BA at the RNCM was a four year course but all the academic work was done by the end of the third year. You still did your final recital at the end of the fourth year. It was a non-honours degree as opposed to the BMus which had a more academic content. You're right though, they've done away with it.
  18. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    yup you're right soz :)
  19. cornetshell

    cornetshell Member

    personally i love salford. i did apply to Rncm, and other unis[ Bath spa,liverpool[?!] Hudds, Soas...err cant memba others!!]

    but salford had what i thought was the best course for me- although it odes apear run down the people there are great- has a good atmosphere, aswell as some top lectureres[eek cant spell!] and general busy bodies.

    oh and i forgot to mention the great mates there too- :wink:
    yup lucky me puts up with aidan,lizi,lezi,tim, AD,sam,ned+more....all a bunch of nutters!!!!

    [or was that they put up with me?]
  20. Jo Elson

    Jo Elson Member

    There's Leed's music college.