Blog

Welcome to our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire blog, the online home for our community of musicians, actors, applied theatre performers and stage managers. Here we'll be sharing our experiences, stories and the latest news from our Music and Acting Departments. 

What I’ve learned studying at a Conservatoire

Final year composition student, Emily Adby, tells us about the main things she's learned whilst studying at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 

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BA Acting Showcase 2019

When you start training at any drama school, everyone is very much aware of the importance of showcase in their final ...

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Expansion of the Elmhurst Ballet Piano Scheme

Following a successful pilot in 2017, we are pleased to see the expansion of our Ballet Piano Scheme for piano student...

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Stage Management celebrates 10th Birthday

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s BA (Hons) Stage Management course celebrated its 10-year birthday in October 2018. The...

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Meet the course director of MA Acting, Lise olson

Previous to her role as Course Director of MA Acting at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Lise trained actors for a decad...

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Meet Alex Taylor, Head of Postgraduate study (Acting)

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A trip to Abbey Road

On the 26 October composer Rosie Tunley and a band of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians featuring Kai Chareunsy,...

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Applied Theatre students in Seoul

Follow our applied theatre students on their trip to Seoul.

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Audition tips from Julian

Before dedicating his career to music education full-time as Principal of RBC, Julian enjoyed one of the most creative ...

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Meet our Head of Brass, Amos Miller

Find out more about Amos' responsibilities and what he considers the greatest challenges facing new music students.

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Meet our Head of Music Technology, Dr Simon Hall

Take a look at how Simon thinks prospective students can look forward to when they join.

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Meet our Head of Composition, Professor Joe Cutler

Discover Joe's career highlights so far and his favourite thing about working for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Meet our Head of Woodwind, Jenni Phillips

Learn what Jenni looks for in musicians auditioning to join her department and her main responsibilities.

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Meet our Head of Percussion, Adrian Spillett

Discover more about Adrian's role, his career highlights and his thoughts on what makes a successful musician.

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Meet our Head of Vocal, Paul Wingfield

Learn more about Paul's role, his team, and what he looks for in students auditioning to join the Vocal Department. 

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Three types of drama school student

Take a look at how drama school offers much more more than you might expect.

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MIAGI Europe tour

Postgraduate viola student Tony Holden shares the best bits of the six-week orchestral tour around Europe. 

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Meet our Head of Strings, Dr Louise Lansdown

Find out more about Louise thinks sets RBC apart from other conservatoires.

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