Conservatoire Success for Upper Sixth Pupil, Jemima

Conservatoire Success for Upper Sixth Pupil, Jemima

Gifted clarinettist, Jemima, has achieved a full house of five unconditional offers from the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Jemima’s passion for music has been evident throughout her time at Moreton and it has been a long term ambition for her to go to music conservatoire to study music and performance. Over the years Jemima has had to be very dedicated and put in many hours of practice every day to work towards that goal. She has also been studying at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music on Saturdays for the last six years, in addition to life at Moreton.

During the winter term Jemima applied for five music degree courses at the top UK Conservatoires. The process is a rigorous one and applicants have to have achieved a high level Grade 8 well in advance of their application year. They then have to prepare a programme of contrasting works to perform at audition to a panel of professional musicians at each conservatoire. Applicant numbers are so high and places are so few and sought after that most conservatoires hold two rounds of auditions to make sure that they only offer the very best students places. A select few may then be invited to attend a further scholarship audition if they are successful.

It is quite common with the clarinet for conservatoires to only offer three or four places on undergraduate courses and students often only find success in selected conservatoires. Astonishingly, Jemima achieved a full house of five unconditional offers from the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music. In addition to this already impressive haul of offers, she has been awarded substantial scholarships to the Royal College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Conservatoire and Royal Northern College of Music.

This really is an astonishing achievement and is a testament to Jemima’s talent, hard work and determination. The music department are incredibly proud of what she has achieved and wish her luck in choosing which course to accept!