In just a few short months, I will be moving to Manchester UK to begin my first year of the Master of Music in Performance (Vocal Studies and Opera) at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester.
As a young artist, not quite ready to launch onto the professional stage, the next step in my career and development is master’s study. In a profession as competitive as this, there is not a specific career pathway to follow, however international master’s study is becoming a necessity to gain the experience required to graduate from student to professional.
The Master of Music in Performance at RNCM is an immersive and intense environment, where I will train to a professional standard. As RNCM does not have a separate Opera School, I will have access to an international roster of mentors and resources and will be afforded the performance and training opportunities I would normally not receive until acceptance into an Opera School post-master’s.
When I auditioned back in November last year, I knew RNCM was where I wanted to study, and couldn’t have been happier when I received a place on the spot in my audition.
However, it was not until I found out that I had received RNCM’s nomination for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) International Scholarship, covering the full tuition fees for the two years, that I knew I could finally accept my offer of a place and would be heading to Manchester in September.
This was only the beginning, and despite now having this generous Scholarship, the cost of moving and living in Manchester as an international student is a great one, with additional course related expenses totaling around £20,000 per year on top of living costs. I have set to work, saving as much as I can and applying for every grant possible, but I am now asking for your help in supporting my first year of this amazing opportunity.
All funds raised here will go toward the costs of moving to and living in Manchester as well as the many course related expenses studying a Masters brings with it.
I understand some prefer to donate a specific item over just financial aid and there are several items I would be grateful to receive. If this is your preference, feel free to get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll be happy to discuss this with you.
Thank you and I look forward to sharing this adventure with you!
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