Recently Imogen has done her auditions for music college. It is a stressful time and she had a HUGE amount of work to do to prepare for them. Some colleges have set pieces, some don’t, some test scales, some don’t.
The one thing for sure is that as a flautist, it is highly competitive.
Imogen decided she was going to apply to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the Guildhall School of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music.
As a teacher, it is very difficult to not push your student towards a certain college, but I said absolutely nothing and thought I’d wait to see what happened after the auditions were completed.
Her first audition was a Birmingham and within 3 days, she heard not only had she been offered a place, she was being offered a scholarship. Could we have asked for a better start?
The next lot of auditions came thick and fast as did the offers! As Trinity would have been her 5th choice and was scheduled as her last audition and already having two offers, she would decline the audition so she could concentrate on her Diploma that she was taking 5 days after her last audition.
Imogen did 4 auditions and was offered 4 places and not only that had two very generous scholarship offers too.
After her Guildhall audition, I could tell she was leaning more towards there as her first choice, I was thrilled as this is where I really wanted her to go and the flute department is outstanding as is the college.
So in September 2018, Imogen will be studying in London at the Guildhall School of Music on a scholarship. I am sure she will have a brilliant time and will grab every opportunity with both hands and I cannot wait to see how she develops as a flute player and musician.