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« on: July 06, 2017, 10:27:43 AM »

Hello!
I would like to ask If anyone of you can give to me some informations about how easy it is for someone to be accepted at a famous music school/conservatory/academy etc.. For example, how difficult is it to enter the Moscow Conservatory? Do you know any other information about this conservatory? Anything you know about this, would be very useful for me.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »

Incredibly difficult  for most, and in the cases of some of the most prestigous with famous highly sought instructors unless you have a track record of winning and placing well in respected competitions and could easily gain not only admission but likely win key scholarships at less competitive schools, it is unlikely one would gain admission on first try depending on who else is trying for spots that year. In some cases there are almost already informal unofficial nods and expextations at who will get a place and the auditions for placement in some artist'a studios sometimes almost seems more like a formality, in addition to open screening in case some incredible talent pops out of  nowhere for the audition.

So certain national conservatories ie in France, UK, Russia, some pacific rim countires and top tier schools in US like Julliard, Curtis, certain Universities  w famous artists in residence, you sort of see a better of the best to best of the best going to those places, and many times, unbelievable talent  has a difficult time gaining admission depending on who else auditioned that year.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 08:49:35 AM »

Incredibly difficult  for most, and in the cases of some of the most prestigous with famous highly sought instructors unless you have a track record of winning and placing well in respected competitions and could easily gain not only admission but likely win key scholarships at less competitive schools, it is unlikely one would gain admission on first try depending on who else is trying for spots that year. In some cases there are almost already informal unofficial nods and expextations at who will get a place and the auditions for placement in some artist'a studios sometimes almost seems more like a formality, in addition to open screening in case some incredible talent pops out of  nowhere for the audition.

So certain national conservatories ie in France, UK, Russia, some pacific rim countires and top tier schools in US like Julliard, Curtis, certain Universities  w famous artists in residence, you sort of see a better of the best to best of the best going to those places, and many times, unbelievable talent  has a difficult time gaining admission depending on who else auditioned that year.


Ok thanks, one last question..:

In relation to Royal Academy or Royal College of Music, where is it most difficult to enter? Is it so difficult to enter to those too?

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