2018-19 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
MISSION
Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked as the UK’s top conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for Music, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research, with over 1,000 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world. Guildhall School offers state-of-the-art facilities to match the talent within its walls, including a world-class concert hall and three theatres at Milton Court, and has a distinguished list of music graduates, including Thomas Adès, Alison Balsom, Sa Chen, Sir James Galway, Tasmin Little, Zara McFarlane, Anne Sophie von Otter, Sir Bryn Terfel, Roderick Williams and Debbie Wiseman. The School is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and the Centre for Young Musicians.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Guildhall School is one of the world's leading conservatoires, highly regarded in the profession for intensive, dedicated training taught by renowned international teaching staff and through partnerships with the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, and the Academy of Ancient Music.
LOCATION
Silk Street, Barbican
London
EC2Y 8DT
UNITED KIINGDOM
ADMISSIONS
+44 (0)20 7382 7144
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Training at Guildhall School aims to equip you for the career of your choice. It combines academic rigor and artistic skill with a strong professional focus.
All of our programs are closely engaged with the professions, through talks and workshops from visiting industry figures, work placements, mentoring, master classes, and performance collaborations. Many of our teaching staff continue to work on- or off-stage in the industry, and are well placed to provide insight, advice, and contacts. Guildhall graduates go on to employment across the globe: in the most recent survey, 96 percent ofGuildhall students who left in 2015 were involved in work or further study six months later.
As a graduate, you automatically become part of the Guildhall Alumni community. The Development & Alumni Relations Office promotes networking, social opportunities, and additional benefits including a Guildhall Alumni LinkedIn group and Facebook page. You will also be eligible to apply to the Guildhall Creative Entrepreneurs scheme, a 12-month program that supports as piringentrepreneurs from across the creative industries to set up their own businesses/social enterprises and develop necessary skills.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
750 music students
429 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 174 full time, 535 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Music Technology (including production) • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Electronic Music
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
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