Barely had the article gone online than Facebookers began hi-fiving one another on their alma mater appearing in a Spears list of the world’s seven best music schools.
Firstly the seven schools are only US, UK and Holland.
So Vienna, St Petersburg, and Cologne don’t qualify? Makes you wonder why so many UK and US students go on to these top conservatories after failing to obtain what they need in London and New York.
Second, choosing both the RAM and RCM in London ahead of the Guildhall is, on present form, ridiculous.
Third, Berklee is not a first-choice US school. After Juilliard and Curtis, students would look to the Colburn (LA) and Yale for full scholarships and to Bloomington, Cleveland and San Francisco for instrumental specialties.
This Spears list is utterly without foundation.