June 24, 2018

It's a beautiful summers day in London and I'm finally having a day off. While trying to remain cool but avoiding the pollen riddled parks, I'm reflecting on the journey I've made since being told I made the final of the Welsh Singers Showcase 2018.  For the many peopl...

June 24, 2018

It's a beautiful summers day in London and I'm finally having a day off. While trying to remain cool but avoiding the pollen riddled parks, I'm reflecting on the journey I've made since being told I made the final of the Welsh Singers Showcase 2018.  For the many peopl...

August 18, 2017

It's been over a week since my success at the Eisteddfod and I can confidently say that the past few months have been the most enjoyable time of my career, possibly even life. I have had a lot of varied experiences this year, some better than others, which got me to th...

April 7, 2017

I have been meaning to write a blog post since Christmas and look where we are now!

I've had a few people ask me "How has the year out gone?" and my honest reply is that it hasn't felt like a year, more like a term! I think that's partly due to the fact that I am prepar...

December 3, 2016

Only one more trip up to Edinburgh, two more weeks of teaching, three auditions, four choral gigs and I'm finished for 2016. I spend a lot of time either practicing, travelling or with children so I really appreciate the time I spend with my friends. Our new thing is s...

October 1, 2016

So the year out has officially begun. After my summer of fun and with no performances lined up I envisaged having to write a blog about how difficult it can be to get performance opportunities. It can be hard when you don't have anything to look forward to and there is...

August 25, 2016

A few months ago after performing a role at Woodhouse Opera I was invited over to Brazil by the conductor/director to perform the same opera again. It had been a UK premiere when I performed it at Woodhouse and it was going to be a South American premiere performing it...

August 10, 2016

I said in a previous blog that i didn't think I could get professional (paid) opera work being a young soprano with only a bachelor degree to my name. I'm happy to say I was very VERY wrong!  I applied for an audition for a paid production with Northern Opera Group aft...

I spent most of my first term of fourth year at the RNCM auditioning for opera festival chorus work only to receive nothing. However I had auditioned for the Chorus Manager of the Gabrieli Consort who offered me a professional choral project in Poland, recording Haydn'...

Welcome to my first blog which will document and hopefully give a bit of insight into what it's like to leave a music conservatoire between undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Obviously, not everyone has the same experience but as I left the Royal Northern College o...

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