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    Hi everyone!
    I'm Alessandro, an Italian singer/songwriter and producer. I've got offers from Middlesex University (Popular Music), Westminster University (Commercial music performance), BIMM (songwriting), ICMP (songwriting).

    I went to the open days. The courses seem similar and I'm really uncertain on my choice...
    Middlesex and Westminster are really big and wonderful places and the atmosphere is fantastic. They have great facilities for musicians and the environment seems more "academic". BIMM and ICMP are smaller and have less facilities. I've heard that there aren't enough rehearsal rooms compared to the number of students. I saw the ICMP rehearsal rooms and I don't know how four musicians can play inside it... really small! At first sight they don't seem proper and good universities (I don't know why, it's just a feeling). On the other hand BIMM and ICMP seem to be more connected with the music industry. BIMM in particular have links with some of the most important labels in the world and some famous alumni... and it seems to offer more opportunities to play outside the uni, also at international festival.

    Is there any current student from one of those unis who can help me?

    I'm in that moment when you are radically changing your life and you don't want to make a mistake on your first step...

    Anxiety for this choice is eating my mind...

    Sono una ragazza italiana anche io, e anche io ho i tuoi stessi dubbi!
    Sono stata accettata anche io a Westminster per commmercial music, a ICMP per songwriting e anche a Brunel per Bmus composition.
    Veramente non so che cosa fare, perchè le informazioni imparziali online di studenti già "enrolled", a dirti la verità, mi sembrano pochissime!
    Io avevo già scartato ICMP perchè mi sa tanto da scuola privata , per carità magari anche buona, ma dove tirano su un po' tutti giusto per fare un po' di soldini..
    Invece westminster mi ispirava di più anche se non l'ho visitata.. Anche se ho qualche dubbio sugli insegnanti, cosí guardando le loro biografie non mi sembravano chissà cosa..però boh magari mi sbaglio.
    In ogni caso se fossi in te sceglierei fra middlesex e westminster. Bimms e icmp offrono anche corsi part time , secondo me ugualmente utili..

    In ogni caso capisco benissimo quello che stai vivendo. Anche io canto e scrivo canzoni e ne voglio fare una professione, e mi sto rendendo conto di quanto sia difficile per noi scegliere un percorso di studi, perchè è un po' come se lo dovessimo inventare ad hoc.
    Prabilmente non ne troveremo mai uno"perfetto", ma credo che l'importante sia la passione che ci si mette e le idee che si hanno. Poi il resto viene da se...
    Per curiosità, di che anno sei?

    Ciao e in bocca al lupo
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