Fundraise like a Pro
As we head closer to spring, it’s about time young professionals begin to receive their acceptances to young artist programs, opera workshops, and schools. After the initial excitement begins to settle, it’s not uncommon to go into sticker shock. Whether it be fees for a $3,000 month-long pay-to-sing or for a $50,000 a year conservatory, the fees are a tough pill to swallow. If you find yourself in a place where scholarships and grants are not enough to cover the costs and you can’t afford the remainder of the cost yourself, you don’t necessarily have to let go of that dream opportunity. Fundraising can be your answer!
For future college students, right now is a very important time of year. Either you are starting to receive you admissions decisions, or you are starting to think about which schools you want to apply to. Either way, it can be extremely stressful! This decision may affect your future career opportunities, and especially for singers, could make or break your vocal trajectory. In other words, it’s one of the most important decisions you could ever make. No pressure!
So, how do you decide where to apply? How do you decide which school to attend? These are big questions and they have multi-faceted answers. There is no one simple answer. However, here is a list of good things to think about as you make these decisions.
Applying to universities is daunting. Applying to universities in a foreign country can be downright terrifying. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be terrifying! Here are some of the basics for getting started on your German music school search.
First of all, let’s clear something up. Music school translated in German is Musikschule. This is not a music conservatory. This is a school for children or adults studying music just for fun in the afternoon or evening. Some of them might become a professional musician later, but not necessarily. What you are looking for is a Musikhochschule. That’s a conservatory!
How else are music schools different in Germany? I’m glad you asked.
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Most blog posts from June 2017 - June 2018 were written by GVAI's blogger Anikka Abbott who has just started her journalism studies. We already miss her. Learn more about her here or connect with her on Facebook.
Hello, I am Christine, the director of GVAI, a passionate singer, German diction, voice and performance coach. I love music, singing and dancing. Life is an exciting journey and I invite you to walk with me....