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Under the Spotlight: Kathy Doolan

December 19th, 2018

Alumna Kathy Doolan (DRSAMD 1974) was enjoying a successful career in teaching after graduating from Scotland’s national conservatoire. While raising her children, she saw how music aided their development and spotted a gap in the market for a new business in her local community.

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Graduate of the Month: Barrie Hunter

December 14th, 2018

Barrie Hunter was playing a cross-dressing, trumpet playing stripper when he was first approached about becoming a pantomime dame.

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Graduate of the Month: Scott Kerr

November 26th, 2018

Scott Kerr is living the dream, helping inspire the next generation of learners in his role as a classroom teacher in West Dunbartonshire. He’s also a renowned euphonium player, in demand as a soloist and holding the principal euphonium seat with reigning Scottish champion, Whitburn Band.

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Under the Spotlight: Nina Yndis and Sophia Carr-Gomm

November 20th, 2018

Alumni Nina Yndis (BA Musical Theatre 2014) and Sophia Carr-Gomm (BA Acting 2013) have performed on stage and screen since graduating from Scotland’s national conservatoire. Now the pair are using their versatility and industry knowledge to establish their own film company, developing unique, innovative content. Mark Good finds out more.

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Under the Spotlight: Victoria Stevens

October 18th, 2018

Victoria Stevens is a gifted soprano who studied a Masters of Music in Opera at the Royal Conservatoire, graduating in 2016. Her studies in Glasgow gave Victoria the opportunity to explore her love of directing and now, she’s working at one of the largest and oldest repertory houses in Germany.

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Graduate of the Month: Ainsley Jordan

October 17th, 2018

The new season of Outlander is coming soon and Ainsley Jordan is among the Royal Conservatoire graduates appearing in the hit drama. The Ayrshire actor has enjoyed a busy year since graduating from RCS and returned to reflect on her studies, life in Glasgow and the path which led her to study at Scotland’s national

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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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