Graduate of the Month: Kenneth Reid

September 20th, 2018

Tenor Kenneth Reid has undertaken a fascinating journey on his path to being an opera performer. From Paisley to the Spanish Pyrenees and from Syria to Scotland’s national conservatoire, this was not a conventional route – but he wouldn’t change it for the world. Mark Good spoke to September’s Graduate of the Month. The support

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Inside View

September 5th, 2018

We’ve been teaching the next generation of performing and production artists for more than 50 years. We offer 13 courses across music, dance, drama, production and film – everywhere from the North East coast to the Ayrshire countryside. Do you want the inside view to find out what it is really like to be a Junior Conservatoire student? We

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Inside View from Abigail

September 5th, 2018

Meet Junior Conservatoire Filmmaking (level 1) student, Abigail, who takes us with her on her busy day filming The Gorbal’s Vampire short film. This is a film that she has written and is now directing. The entire class are all involved in producing, filming and eventually editing. Nothing like learning on the job. See for yourself…

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Inside View from Gavin

September 5th, 2018

Meet Gavin, who has been studying Classical Music (Tuba) for the past three years at the Junior Conservatoire. Gavin starts his day with us on a Saturday at 9am, and has a jam-packed timetable of one-to-one lessons, rehearsals, ensemble playing and performance classes. See for yourself…   You can also see Gavin in our National

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Inside View from Olivia

September 5th, 2018

Meet Olivia, who is in her first year of the Junior Conservatoire Musical Theatre course. Sunday is literally her favourite day of the week and she travels from Edinburgh to Glasgow, and then walks to our Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks to study her true passion. Olivia’s day is busy with dance classes, choral class

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Inside View from Seamus

September 5th, 2018

Meet Seamus, Junior Conservatoire Modern Ballet (level 3) student. Seamus is part of a small class size, taught by ballet specialist Megan Peasgood, who also teaches on the Scottish Ballet Associates programme. The day is spent working on perfecting technique through a dance routine, choreographed by Megan and the students. See for yourself…   Early

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Inside View from Oliver

September 4th, 2018

Meet Junior Conservatoire of Production student, Oliver. Over the past two years, Olivier has shadowed degree-level production students at RCS, taken part in the West End Festival, showcasing the costumes and large-scale prosthetics made by the students, worked collaboratively with other Junior Conservatoire students across the artforms – leading numerous production meetings and making key

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Under the spotlight: Kieran Brown

August 24th, 2018

From donning the famous Phantom mask to setting sail with Titanic the Musical, Kieran Brown (BA Dramatic Studies 2000) is enjoying a busy career on stage. Now living in London, the acclaimed West End performer chats to Mark Good about life on tour, pushing the boundaries and why Glasgow is such a great place to

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Graduate of the Month: Cora Bissett

August 24th, 2018

From touring with Blur and Radiohead to becoming an award-winning actor and director, Cora Bissett (BA Dramatic Studies 1997) has enjoyed a fascinating career in the performing arts. Her autobiographical production, What Girls Are Made Of, won Herald Angel and Scotsman Fringe First awards after wowing critics and audiences at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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