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Royal Academy Of Music

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Royal Academy of Music, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre

Academic Year 2013/14

BRIDGET COSTELLO   PGDipMus BMus


Personal Statement

I was recently accepted to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Each year, hundreds of elite performers from around the world audition for this prestigious course. Only 15 places are reserved for female performers. I am the fourth New Zealander who has been selected for this course since its establishment in 1993. Studying at this renowned institution will give me an excellent grounding to pursue my goal of a career as a musical theatre performer, with its close links with the West End theatre scene. A course of this calibre comes at a cost and I need your help. I need to raise $48,700 to cover fees and living costs for the academic year 2013/14.

This is much more than a career I want to pursue - this is who I am. I believe I have what it takes to make an impression on the musical theatre industry. I am resilient, open-minded, focussed and courageous. I live and work with integrity and passion. I cannot wait to represent New Zealand on the international stage. This is my dream, which, without you would not be possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Study Course Details
  • The Academy: widely regarded as the top choice for Postgraduate Study in Musical Theatre in the UK and Europe

  • World-class teaching: Mary Hammond (coaches West End professionals)

  • Guest teaching staff: Stephen Sondheim

  • Successful graduates: Rachel Tucker (Elphaba in 'Wicked'), Will Barratt ('Sweeney Todd', 'Carousel', 'The Phantom of the Opera')

  • Course work: Individual singing lessons, repertoire coaching, spoken word tutorials, dance, movement, acting, improvisation, history of musical theatre, musicality, audition preparation

  • Practical performance projects: musicals, revues, concerts, cabaret, plays, showings of devised work, recording

  • Exposure: Masterclasses, workshops and mock auditions with visiting professionals

  • Internal competitions adjudicated by leading musical theatre practitioners

  • Musical Theatre 'Showcase': selected audience of agents and casting directors

    Budget details

    Summary: Tuition fees + Living Costs for Academic Year 2013/14 = $48,700

    Tuition Fees

    The tuition fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre for the 2013-14 academic
    year are £13,800. The money I raise through Pledge Me will go towards the fees.

    Living Costs

    I have applied for accommodation at ‘Goodenough College’. This is the ideal environment for study as it caters for international postgraduate students. Based on estimated costs provided by Goodenough I expect to need £13,000 for living expenses for the year - based on a single study bedroom, food and personal expenses.

Comments

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LESS THAN TWO DAYS TO GO!

28/05/2013 at 9:55 AM


I can't believe how generous everyone has been! I am so incredibly grateful for all the support.

I have less than two days left to make my target and I am only $450 away.

Please continue to share this link to help me get to the Royal Academy of Music!!

HUGE THANKS,

Bridget

Two weeks to go!

18/05/2013 at 3:43 AM

Hello everyone,

I only have TWO WEEKS LEFT to make my target of $3,500. Now is the time to Pledge Me.

I am already over half way there - a HUGE thanks to those who have already helped me. It means so much to have your support.

Any contribution is so greatly appreciated!

Please keep sharing the link!

Thank you!
Bridget

    Pledgers 54

    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-30 10:25:35 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-30 09:13:03 +1200
    Kieran
    2013-05-30 00:20:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-29 19:53:09 +1200
    Wendy Swain
    2013-05-29 18:55:24 +1200
    derek evennett
    2013-05-29 17:30:53 +1200
    Jessie Graham
    2013-05-29 12:18:25 +1200
    Jason Henderson
    2013-05-29 11:42:37 +1200
    Peter & Dee Costello
    2013-05-29 11:38:50 +1200
    Annette & Peter
    2013-05-29 11:00:53 +1200
    Kieran Rayner
    2013-05-29 10:58:03 +1200
    Mathew Nicholson
    2013-05-29 01:41:52 +1200
    Natalie Hunt
    2013-05-28 22:39:17 +1200
    Shelagh Richardson
    2013-05-28 08:21:35 +1200
    John
    2013-05-26 19:44:01 +1200
    Mike and Jenny Renner
    2013-05-26 14:18:52 +1200
    derek evennett
    2013-05-25 14:59:08 +1200
    Dion Church
    2013-05-23 15:13:49 +1200
    Kimaya McIntosh
    2013-05-21 13:49:00 +1200
    Margaret & Rob Lord
    2013-05-20 21:41:35 +1200
    Rory
    2013-05-20 19:48:40 +1200
    Rosie
    2013-05-20 18:24:52 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-20 15:10:25 +1200
    Andrew McCully
    2013-05-19 22:10:54 +1200
    Rebecca Bow
    2013-05-19 21:42:35 +1200
    Lachlan Craig
    2013-05-19 16:16:19 +1200
    Simon Harnden
    2013-05-19 15:50:48 +1200
    Thomas O'Brien
    2013-05-19 14:14:58 +1200
    Bernice
    2013-05-19 13:42:31 +1200
    Imogen Thirlwall
    2013-05-19 13:19:42 +1200

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    Project 2013-04-14 23:36:38 +1200

    Royal Academy of Music, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre

    Academic Year 2013/14

    BRIDGET COSTELLO   PGDipMus BMus


    Personal Statement

    I was recently accepted to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Each year, hundreds of elite performers from around the world audition for this prestigious course. Only 15 places are reserved for female performers. I am the fourth New Zealander who has been selected for this course since its establishment in 1993. Studying at this renowned institution will give me an excellent grounding to pursue my goal of a career as a musical theatre performer, with its close links with the West End theatre scene. A course of this calibre comes at a cost and I need your help. I need to raise $48,700 to cover fees and living costs for the academic year 2013/14.

    This is much more than a career I want to pursue - this is who I am. I believe I have what it takes to make an impression on the musical theatre industry. I am resilient, open-minded, focussed and courageous. I live and work with integrity and passion. I cannot wait to represent New Zealand on the international stage. This is my dream, which, without you would not be possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.


    Study Course Details
    • The Academy: widely regarded as the top choice for Postgraduate Study in Musical Theatre in the UK and Europe

    • World-class teaching: Mary Hammond (coaches West End professionals)

    • Guest teaching staff: Stephen Sondheim

    • Successful graduates: Rachel Tucker (Elphaba in 'Wicked'), Will Barratt ('Sweeney Todd', 'Carousel', 'The Phantom of the Opera')

    • Course work: Individual singing lessons, repertoire coaching, spoken word tutorials, dance, movement, acting, improvisation, history of musical theatre, musicality, audition preparation

    • Practical performance projects: musicals, revues, concerts, cabaret, plays, showings of devised work, recording

    • Exposure: Masterclasses, workshops and mock auditions with visiting professionals

    • Internal competitions adjudicated by leading musical theatre practitioners

    • Musical Theatre 'Showcase': selected audience of agents and casting directors

      Budget details

      Summary: Tuition fees + Living Costs for Academic Year 2013/14 = $48,700

      Tuition Fees

      The tuition fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre for the 2013-14 academic
      year are £13,800. The money I raise through Pledge Me will go towards the fees.

      Living Costs

      I have applied for accommodation at ‘Goodenough College’. This is the ideal environment for study as it caters for international postgraduate students. Based on estimated costs provided by Goodenough I expect to need £13,000 for living expenses for the year - based on a single study bedroom, food and personal expenses.

    Comments

    LESS THAN TWO DAYS TO GO!

    28/05/2013 at 9:55 AM


    I can't believe how generous everyone has been! I am so incredibly grateful for all the support.

    I have less than two days left to make my target and I am only $450 away.

    Please continue to share this link to help me get to the Royal Academy of Music!!

    HUGE THANKS,

    Bridget

    Two weeks to go!

    18/05/2013 at 3:43 AM

    Hello everyone,

    I only have TWO WEEKS LEFT to make my target of $3,500. Now is the time to Pledge Me.

    I am already over half way there - a HUGE thanks to those who have already helped me. It means so much to have your support.

    Any contribution is so greatly appreciated!

    Please keep sharing the link!

    Thank you!
    Bridget

      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-30 10:25:35 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-30 09:13:03 +1200
      Kieran
      2013-05-30 00:20:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-29 19:53:09 +1200
      Wendy Swain
      2013-05-29 18:55:24 +1200
      derek evennett
      2013-05-29 17:30:53 +1200
      Jessie Graham
      2013-05-29 12:18:25 +1200
      Jason Henderson
      2013-05-29 11:42:37 +1200
      Peter & Dee Costello
      2013-05-29 11:38:50 +1200
      Annette & Peter
      2013-05-29 11:00:53 +1200
      Kieran Rayner
      2013-05-29 10:58:03 +1200
      Mathew Nicholson
      2013-05-29 01:41:52 +1200
      Natalie Hunt
      2013-05-28 22:39:17 +1200
      Shelagh Richardson
      2013-05-28 08:21:35 +1200
      John
      2013-05-26 19:44:01 +1200
      Mike and Jenny Renner
      2013-05-26 14:18:52 +1200
      derek evennett
      2013-05-25 14:59:08 +1200
      Dion Church
      2013-05-23 15:13:49 +1200
      Kimaya McIntosh
      2013-05-21 13:49:00 +1200
      Margaret & Rob Lord
      2013-05-20 21:41:35 +1200
      Rory
      2013-05-20 19:48:40 +1200
      Rosie
      2013-05-20 18:24:52 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-20 15:10:25 +1200
      Andrew McCully
      2013-05-19 22:10:54 +1200
      Rebecca Bow
      2013-05-19 21:42:35 +1200
      Lachlan Craig
      2013-05-19 16:16:19 +1200
      Simon Harnden
      2013-05-19 15:50:48 +1200
      Thomas O'Brien
      2013-05-19 14:14:58 +1200
      Bernice
      2013-05-19 13:42:31 +1200
      Imogen Thirlwall
      2013-05-19 13:19:42 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/05/2013 at 10:25 AM.