Bachelor of Education (Music) Audition Prep

 Monologue Audition Prep 

7 & 14 November, 6 – 8pm

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Are you interested in studying to become a music teacher at College, University, or Conservatoire?

Sign up and join us in person at RCS for our workshops to help you prepare for your audition/interview!

Taking place from 6pm-8pm on Monday 7 & 14 November, the two workshops will be a great opportunity for you to: 

  • Prepare for the Audition/Interview Scenario
  • Receive Feedback and Top Tips
  • Ask questions about the Audition/Interview Process

Booking Deadline:
 2nd November

Remember, it can be any music education course that you are applying for at any institution to attend this workshop. You just need to be eligible to attend by being a WACI or Transitions student.

Not sure if you’re eligible to join WACI? Check on our website at: rcs.ac.uk/waci It’s free to join and all our events and activities are free for those who are eligible to sign up.

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Monologue Audition Prep

 Monologue Audition Prep 

1 – 17 November, 6 – 8pm

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Have you applied or are you thinking about applying to study drama at a college, university or conservatoire?

Join us at RCS for our workshops in helping you prepare for your audition.

The workshops will be the perfect opportunity for you to:

  • help select your monologues
  • prepare for the audition scenario
  • receive performance feedback

Taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8pm on the following dates in November:

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👉 Book your place now 👈 

Booking Deadline: 28 October

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Music Audition Prep 1:1s

 Music Audition Prep 1:1s 

24 – 28 October at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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Have you applied or are you thinking about applying to study music at a college, university or conservatoire?

Join us at RCS for our one-to-one sessions to help you prepare for your interview and audition.

The sessions will be the perfect opportunity for you to:

  • receive feedback on your audition pieces
  • receive audition tips
  • be a little extra prepared for your audition

All genres and instruments are welcome.

 Book your place now  

Booking Deadline: 19 October

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Focus on Applications: Music

 FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS: MUSIC 

Tuesday 30 August and Tuesday 6 September

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Who it is for: S5 & S6 Pupils interested in studying a music course in further or higher education.
When: Tuesday 30 August and Tuesday 6 September, 6-8pm
Where: Online (Zoom)

Come along and find out how we can help you figure out which course might be the right course for you! We’ll also help you with your application and get you started on your personal statement.

These sessions focus on applying via UCAS and UCAS Conservatoires, as well as applying for a creative course at any college and/or university.

Register your interest by clicking the button below:

 Get In Touch 

If you require any further information or have any questions, email: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Apply Now To Become A Fair Access Ambassador!

 FAIR ACCESS AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME 

September 2022 through to Summer 2023

⭐️ Applications are now open for our Fair Access Ambassador programme ⭐️

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 What is Fair Access? 

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is an inclusive and diverse environment. We want to encourage as many people as possible, regardless of their background, to get involved with the performing and production arts. The Fair Access department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland run two programmes – Transitions and WACI – alongside our Fair Access Outreach and Partnership programme. 📽 Watch more here.

 The work of Fair Access Ambassadors 

Our Ambassadors work alongside our staff to help promote and provide information on opportunities around entering into the performing and production arts and our Fair Access activities and events within their local schools and communities. In return, our Ambassadors gain experience within the arts sector, working with people, and developing teamwork and communication skills alongside bespoke training opportunities.

 About you! 

The Ambassador programme is aimed at those aged 16+ who are passionate about the performing and production arts. You will meet the WACI eligibility criteria or be a current Transitions studentChecking your emails regularly, having good knowledge in social media, clear communication skills and being comfortable in social situations are an advantage.

 When will I need to be available? 

Aside from normal Ambassador activities, you will be available to attend our Ambassador meetings either at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland or via Zoom:

▪️ Residential Weekend: 2 – 4 September
▪️ Meetings: 20 Nov 22, 18 Feb 23 and 17 Jun 23.

 Sounds good, where / how do I sign up? 

Our application form will ask you to fill in your personal details and write a short response to the following questions:

▪️ Why are the arts important?
▪️ How would you promote the arts within your community to young people?
▪️ Why and how would you commit to being a Fair Access Ambassador?

*Alternatively, you can attach a short video (2-3 mins) that answers the questions above.


 Completing you application 

To complete your application we ask that you provide a reference from someone you know who is involved in the arts. This can be a teacher, tutor, community practitioner etc.


Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Announcing: Come and Try Online Festival 2022

 COME & TRY ONLINE FESTIVAL 

Short Courses, Masterclasses and In Conversations, 5 – 15 April

WACI are delighted to announce that applications for our Come and Try Online Festival are now open! 

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Whether you’ve already got loads of experience or you want to try something for the first time, the Come and Try Online Festival is a great way to get your creativity flowing, work with experienced artists and meet other young people who are into the same things as you are. 

Taking place from 5 – 15 April, all of the workshops and Q&A sessions will take place on Zoom – and best of all, it’s all free!

 Programme of Events 

In Conversation
These sessions are for everyone:

Making Music on a Budget

Combating Barriers in the Arts

Balancing your Mental Health with your Artform

Short Courses
Open to secondary school-age pupils: 

Let’s Make a Scene

Let’s Make Music

Storytelling for Film 

Masterclasses
Open to secondary school-age pupils: 

Musical Theatre

Costume Design for Theatre

Devising Monologues 

Improvising and Accompanying in Music

Production for TV and Film


Button that takes you to registration formDeadline for booking: 29 March


 

 Priority Places 

Please note that priority places will be given to pupils who are in the West of Scotland that: 

However, the festival is also open to: 

 Contact Us 

If you require any further information or have any questions, get in touch with WACI at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Advice and Guidance Sessions

 ADVICE AND GUIDANCE SESSIONS 

Throughout the Year

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📸 Robbie Mcfadzean

WACI are offering advice and guidance sessions to all students. This would be perfect for anyone who is:

  • Starting to think about studying a performing or production art course
  • Interested in the performing or production arts but don’t know where to start
  • Currently involved in the performing or production arts and would like to take it a step further
  • OR anything that you’d like to talk about
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in or if you know a young person that would benefit from this, get in touch via email on 📧 WACI@rcs.ac.uk with ‘Advice and Guidance’ in the subject line.

Performance Trip: Celtic Connections

 Anoushka Shankar x SCO x Orchestral Qawwali Project 

Friday 28 Jan, 7pm at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall

WACI are delighted to be bringing you our first performance trip since the start of the pandemic and even more excited that it’s a trip to Celtic Connections!

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World-renowned heir to her father Ravi Shankar’s iconic legacy, sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has built her career on transcending genres and musical boundaries, mixing styles that range from flamenco to electronica, and collaborating with such diverse luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Patti Smith, Joshua Bell, Ibeyi and His Holiness the Dalai Lama 

Here, together with a selection of solo pieces, she joins forces with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to revisit her father’s Concerto No.3 for sitar and orchestra, in which she featured on its Carnegie Hall premiere in 2009.

Book Your Place Now

Places are free for WACI pupils but are limited. We would encourage you all to sign up ASAP and ask that you only sign up if you can attend.

**BOOKING NOW CLOSED**

If you have any questions about this activity, don’t hesitate to contact Becca at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Holiday Greetings from Fair Access

As we have approached the end of the year we wanted to thank all our students for your commitment during such challenging times. We can see how hard all our Transitions and Widening Access to the Creative Industries students have been working and the Fair Access Team are really proud of you all. 

We believe that the performing and production arts have the power to change lives and we’ve seen this first hand through our workshops, outreach, creative projects, performance trips, creative conversations and events. We hope that you all get to spend the time with the people you like the best over the holidays.

Advice and Support

We have also compiled a list of support services offering advice and support for care experienced and estranged young people over the festive period should you need them:

1/ Time to Talk –  A number you can call for confidential support and advice.

www.reesfoundation.org/time-to-talk

2/ Stand Alone Festive Guide – A guide offering ideas of how to cope with common festive frustrations. 

www.standalone.org.uk/guides/festive-guide

3/ Become Charity – Information including Christmas link-Ups and Advice line information.

www.becomecharity.org.uk/for-young-people/care-advice-line/support-at-christmas

Take care everyone and we hope you have lots of fun.

With much love from the Fair Access Team.

On The Edge

 ‘On The Edge’ KeyWorker Projections 

A Collaboration with Bash Art Creative

Watch some of the KeyWorker Projection highlights produced by Bash Art Creative in collaboration with the Fair Access Department.

Throughout October and November of this year, a series of large-scale outdoor video installations were used to create creative portraitures and performances to explore the role of key workers, teachers, artists, and people who have made a significant contribution to our lives and communities in these testing times.

The portraits and performance workshops took place across Glasgow in localities such as Castlemilk, Drumchapel, Milton and Easterhouse. It was fantastic to see so many people come out and get involved with the project within their local communities.

Coming up next

You can get involved with our new workshops in 2022 if you live in Castlemilk and are interested in performance. Visit here for more information.