SOPHIE SET FOR LEEDS CONSERVATOIRE
We are over the moon for Sophie Montgomery, former student, who has accepted a place at Leeds Conservatoire on their Actor/Musician BA programme.
We have been following Sophie’s progress as a performer since she left Richmond Sixth Form College in 2019 and have seen her taking on lead roles in a number of productions for Scottish Opera Young Company, Richmond Operatic Society and, most recently with as Elvira in Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ with The Butler Company. She has also been leading singing classes at the Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance where her students have made fantastic progress. She will be sorely missed in the community for her exceptional musical talent and her bubbly and friendly personality.
The course covers acting, singing and musicianship – Sophie sang, acted, self-accompanied and played three instruments for her audition from early music, through opera, art song and musical theatre to modern folk. The audition process was tough, with the aim of producing flexible rounded performers so it is wonderful she has achieved a place.
Sophie is excited to start at Leeds Conservatoire in September. Until then, she has a busy summer performing with the Scottish Opera Young Company and mentoring students auditioning on their week-long summer Gateway course.
Stephen Boyd, Lead Teacher for Music, said: “We are so pleased that Sophie is able to start her professional degree training course in a restriction-free environment. We can see performances and concerts are becoming more frequent again and this will all go towards a really wonderful experience for Sophie. We wish Sophie the very best of luck, Leeds Conservatoire are gaining a star!”