Alexandra George graduated with a BMus from City in 2012.
Can you please tell us who you are, where you are from, and what you play?I'm Alex George, I'm from Carmarthen, Wales and I'm a singer.
Why did you choose to study a BMus?I chose Music as I love to perform and I wanted to expand on that whilst also pursuing my interests in popular music and music therapy (a few of the fantastic modules that City has to offer).
Why did you choose to study at City?The facilities, reputation and their affiliation with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama are all fantastic. But the location, in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world, was definitely also one of my top reasons.
What's your favourite topic (or topics) within the programme, and why?As City's programme offers such a variety of modules it is impossible to choose a favourite. During my time on the BMus course I tried to strike a balance by taking modern music studies ('Popular music studies'; 'Music and the moving image'), more traditional choices ('Historical performance practice'; 'Orchestral and instrumental studies') as well as some of the more unique options that City offers such as Music therapy.
What are the three best things about the programme?1. Our amazing faculty staff: all encouraging, supportive, passionate and engaging.
2. The facilities with which to carry out our studies.
3. The variety that the programme has to offer, from modules, to ensembles as well as encouraging students to be independent and create their own options.