New College student gains entry to the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music

A New College student’s hard work has paid dividend as he has been accepted into two prestigious musical conservatoires. Will Bird, who is in his final year of studying A-Level and BTECs at New College Pontefract, has received offers from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.

Will applied for both of the conservatoires using the UCAS application system which allows application for up to five institutions. He also made sure to submit his application early as he said ‘it’s important to begin the application process early as the deadline is earlier than most (in October). College helped me meet this early deadline by starting the application process before the summer break’. Will also added studying at a conservatoire offers ‘some really great opportunities’ to work with ‘highly established musicians in the industry and having high quality tutors’.

It’s a great achievement for Will to be accepted into two conservatoires, and one of his teachers, Michelle Colvill, said ‘not only is he a superb trumpet player, but a highly skilled pianist and bass player. He truly deserves these places at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Music department are very proud of his success’.