Hi everyone and welcome to my application blog. My name is Annie and I'm currently in the process of applying to conservatoire where I'd like to study flute performance. I really hope you get something out of this blog and I can provide some help to you - please do leave comments if you have any questions. So far, I've applied to LCM (Leeds College of Music), RWCMD (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), RCM (Royal College of Music) and TRCMD (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), had auditions for the first two (Leeds and Wales) and got my first offer! I am planning to write a blog post covering my two audtions and what my application process has been like so far, but, for now, I think I'll just use this post to introduce myself and my musical interests - because obviously you're all really interested in the ramblings of a baroque-obsessed flautist.
So... Flute is the instrument I've been learning the longest - I started when I was 9 and despite learning various other instruments since then (and absolutely loving them all) I've always returned to flute as my main love. Over the years I've developed a huge interest in the baroque era and my dream would be to become a professional baroque specialist. I toyed with the idea of a historical conservatoire degree but decided it would be a better plan to apply for a straight flute performance course to get a really broad understanding of my instrument first.
My other main musical interest is jazz - I study double bass, jazz harp and jazz composition and I just love it! I'm hoping to be able to keep up with my jazz studies wherever I go, with flute remaining my main focus.
That's just about all there is to know about me musically so I'd like to thank you for staying with me and I do hope you'll be back! Next time I'll be talking about my conservatoire choices and how I decided on them, the audition process and getting the result!
See you then!