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Emily's Postgraduate Vocal Training
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I am a classical vocal student in my final year of undergraduate training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. I hope to follow this with a year of postgraduate study on the Guildhall Artist Masters of Music programme and have been ... More ...

I am a classical vocal student and have just finished my final year of undergraduate training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. I hope to follow this with a year of postgraduate study on the Guildhall Artist Masters of Music programme and have been accepted onto this course. This is the natural next step in my continued development as a classical singer, and will help me towards my long-term goal of entering into a successful operatic career. Without funding, however, I will be unable to continue in my training. The fees for the Guildhall's one year full-time Masters of Music Programme are £9,400, and I am also seeking an approximate amount of £8000 to cover living expenses, that will cover either the payment of rent in accomodation within walking distance of the Guildhall School.

At present, I have received:
A scholarship of £2500 from the Guildhall School
£1500 from REA Trading Ltd.
£1000 from 1 Kingsland Passage Ltd.
£1500 from the Jarvis Family
£500 from the Gregory Family
And donations amounting to £255 from friends and family

I am therefore now seeking £2145 for course fees, as well as funding for living expenses.

Any amount of help, however small, will be greatly appreciated, and anyone who donates will be kept up to date with the progress of my training, invitations to performances wherever possible, and acknowledgement in my CV and biography (shown in programmes for various performances) for large donations.

Please contact me if you have any questions or want to learn more, and visit my Youtube page to listen to recordings of some of my performances!



- Performed the role of the West Wind in 'East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon' by James Garner, at the 2014 Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival.
-1st Villager and Chorus in the Guildhall School’s production of Jonathan Dove’s Pinocchio -Beetle, Cover Second Wild Goose, and Chorus for British Youth Opera’s production of Paul Bunyan, 2013.
-Played the role of Nancy in a reduced version of Britten’s Albert Herring at the Guildhall School

-Alto Soloist in Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum and Utrecht Jubilate with the English Chamber Orchestra and the Toonkunstkoor Utrecht at St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival 2013.
-Alto Soloist in Haydn's Harmoniemesse with the Orchestra of the University of the Third Age and the Harmonie Choir, 2013
-Alto Soloist in Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor with the Merchant Taylor’s Choral Society, 2011.
-Alto Soloist in Dvorak’s Mass in D with the Merchant Taylor’s Choral Society, 2009.

- Performed at the Wigmore Hall as part of the Wigmore Voiceworks Project.
-Performed Walton’s A Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table at St Olave’s, Hart Street as part of the City of London Festival, 2012.
-Solo recitals at the Church of St James, Bushey, the Church of St George, Beckenham,  St Bride’s Fleet Street and St Botolph without Aldgate.
-Soloist for Graham Johnson’s Poulenc Recital Series at the Guildhall School, 2013.

-A member of the Alma Mater Ensemble, a female chamber choir made up of Guildhall students who perform at concerts and events, performing at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s and Christ Church Spitalfields
-A member of the Guildhall Consort, performing at the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School.
-Performed Choral Evensong at Southwark Cathedral on several occasions with The St Helen’s Singers.
-Singing for weddings, funerals, livery dinners and other events.
-Performed as chorister in Tippet’s A Child of Our Time, Britten’s St Nicolas, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Poulenc’s Gloria, Portugal’s Missa Grande, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Merchant Taylor’s Choral Society and the Guildhall Chorus.
-Freelance Singing Teacher
- Singing Teacher for Hertsmere Academy of Dance and Performing Arts
-Assistant Drama Teacher at the Radlett Centre Theatre 2010-2013

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Acknowledgement in my biography
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If you sponsor me £500 or more, you will be acknowledged as a supporter in my biography, to be shown in the programmes of all events at which I will perform during the academic year beginning September 2014
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Performer for events
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If you sponsor me for £1000 or more, I will be available to perform for free for any events that you host during the academic year starting September 2014. This is subject to my availability, but I will endeavour to honour this offer whenever I possibly and reasonably can. Please note that a piano accompanist will have to be paid in full.
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