(Original post by Ellmay10)
Hi everyone! I’m after some advice regarding university. I’m currently in year 12 but I’m already starting to think about where I want to go after college. I’m pretty set on the fact that I want to study music in some capacity: with the hopes of advancing towards a career such as music teaching, Music therapy, vocal coaching or something else in the music industry. I’m a vocalist/guitarist/songwriter so my choice of degree would be something relevant to that. I was looking at places such as BIMM, icmp and ACM as I know they are specialist music universities but I’m also open to looking into any other university which offer high-quality music degrees. I was wondering if anyone on here had studied at any of the listed universities and would be willing to share their experiences? Or if anyone has studied music preferably songwriting, music performance or music therapy of some sort at another university and how they found it? Also if anyone has pursued a career in either music teaching, music therapy or vocal coaching I would be interested to hear more about the profession as I haven’t yet spoken to many people in depth about these specific careers. Thanks!!
If you're looking to pursue music as a career, could I introduce you to Echo Factory?
Built and run by
musicians, Echo Factory is a specialist music school based in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter that delivers music industry-focused degrees in BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance
(COURSE CODE: W315) and BA (Hons) Music Business
(COURSE CODE: W375).
We keep our course fees really accessible (£6165 if you're joining in 2019) and we pride ourselves in offering our students significant opportunities to collaborate, stretch your creativity and get involved in the music scene whilst simultaneously developing your ability to navigate the complexities of the modern music industry.
We don’t just look at music in isolation however as we believe that the entrepreneurial skills that you gain as a musician are equally important to building a successful, sustainable career, so - alongside developing our students as well-rounded professional musicians - our team of experienced music industry specialists are also committed to building students’ commercial awareness, practical skills and entrepreneurial mindsets to allow you to be fully equipped, connected and ready to launch your career in music - whether that's on-stage or behind the scenes.
We also deliberately keep our class sizes small as this allows us to personalise our approach and tailor our support to empower each of our students as individuals
so that we can help develop your unique talents, passion for music and portfolio of experience in whatever direction you choose.
If you have any questions about studying at Echo Factory, please feel free to get in touch with me or my team for unbiased, practical support. You can reach us either by calling 0116 253 5657 or by emailing us at [email protected]
You could even sign up to our next Open Day on November 17th! This will allow you to tour our facilities, learn more about our courses, speak with our Head of Studies and find out how we can help you explore your options and reach where you want to be!
All the best,