Through studying an MA in Music (Musicology pathway) at the University of York, I developed the ability to evaluate complex ideas, to communicate my knowledge and to carry out independent research through individual presentations and assignments. Additionally, I developed time-management skills through undertaking research projects that took several months to complete and required careful planning and organisation. Alongside studying, I also had a part-time job as a Concert Box Office Assistant at the University of York. This role helped to develop my customer-service, press and publicity, marketing and accounting skills. In terms of my future career plans, I would like to pursue a career in arts management.
I was recently promoted to Concerts Assistant at the University of York. This role should equip me with the necessary skills to apply for management positions at other arts and cultural organisations in the future.
I am very grateful for the generous support that I received from the James Pantyfedwen Foundation. Without this support, I may not have been able to continue with my studies this year.