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So there's a couple questions I need help with...

1. If I apply online directly to a conservatoire eg. The Guildhall which don't go through Ucas, am I right in thinking that this wont count as one of my 5 UCAS choices?

2. If anyone has any good music course recommendations that would be amazing. I'm a singer/songwriter but I'm classically trained and play piano and I want to go somewhere where I'll be taken seriously haha. Im thinking maybe more performance degree like contempory which teaches skills on how to get by in the music industry than a classical music course.
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(Original post by DJaay977)
So there's a couple questions I need help with...

1. If I apply online directly to a conservatoire eg. The Guildhall which don't go through Ucas, am I right in thinking that this wont count as one of my 5 UCAS choices?

2. If anyone has any good music course recommendations that would be amazing. I'm a singer/songwriter but I'm classically trained and play piano and I want to go somewhere where I'll be taken seriously haha. Im thinking maybe more performance degree like contempory which teaches skills on how to get by in the music industry than a classical music course.
1. yes, you're right

2. all performing arts based courses (classical or contemporary) will teach you how to make it and handle the industry, so don't worry about that. do you mean you're a classical singer? as in you've sung various arias, recits, lieds, etc? if so, then RCM, RAM or Guildhall is your best bet. with regards to more contemporary singer/songwriter specific courses, you might want to look at performance based music courses at universities instead - they tend to be a bit more flexible e.g. Birmingham, York
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(Original post by DJaay977)
So there's a couple questions I need help with...

1. If I apply online directly to a conservatoire eg. The Guildhall which don't go through Ucas, am I right in thinking that this wont count as one of my 5 UCAS choices?

2. If anyone has any good music course recommendations that would be amazing. I'm a singer/songwriter but I'm classically trained and play piano and I want to go somewhere where I'll be taken seriously haha. Im thinking maybe more performance degree like contempory which teaches skills on how to get by in the music industry than a classical music course.
I'm a student at Leeds College of Music and I couldn't help but chip in - I'm a Classical student in my final year and study composition, but there are loads of pathways you can choose from; Popular, Jazz, Classical, Production, and two new pathways called New Music and Film Music. You might want to check out the course info: http://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses

The Popular course sounds like something you might be interested in - LCoM have two strands, so you could study either Pop performance or Pop composition. It's a performance degree, and it's all coursework, so there's no sit-down exams in halls (which I love - I was never great with exams in school!) - but if you did performance you'd do a live performance set, or if you did composition you'd be handing in a portfolio.

We study loads of other modules on the side too, many of which are geared towards helping get proper work in the industry, performance confidence and similar things.

There's an Experience (Open) Day on November 14th if you want to have a peek around http://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/experience-days/UGbook

Hope that helps in some way!
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(Original post by DJaay977)
So there's a couple questions I need help with...

1. If I apply online directly to a conservatoire eg. The Guildhall which don't go through Ucas, am I right in thinking that this wont count as one of my 5 UCAS choices?

2. If anyone has any good music course recommendations that would be amazing. I'm a singer/songwriter but I'm classically trained and play piano and I want to go somewhere where I'll be taken seriously haha. Im thinking maybe more performance degree like contempory which teaches skills on how to get by in the music industry than a classical music course.
You should definitely check out what we have to offer at Birmingham Conservatoire, which is part of Birmingham City University. The degree course is performance based and you will graduate ready for a career in music. Plus you get to live and study in Birmingham which has amazing concert venues at hand and there is so much going on! There's an open day in January if you'd like to come and see us http://bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/study...nstrument-days

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You should also come and check out Echo Factory. We're a new college that offers a BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance degree. Students get 1 to 1 tuition, industry contacts (we have industry working from the building that you would study in), In-house label and specialist mentors throughout your course. It's a new way of teaching music that gives you real flexibility within you course. www.echofactory.co.uk

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