"Just think... What do we need to make it all happen?... Money!"

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This project received pledges on Wed 28 Jun 2017

"What do we need to make it all happen...? Money!"

Hi, I'm Emma!

For the last three years I've been studying Music at the University of York; I've had an incredible time singing, acting and writing a few essays (less wonderful but still not too shabby) and about a year ago I bit the bullet and decided to continue my training in musical theatre. When I first stepped through the front door of the Royal Academy of Music when I was seventeen, I decided that if I was going to carry on with musical theatre, this was where I had to do it.

After a few tears, many sleepless nights and just one audition, I got the best Christmas present I could have asked for...

I was offered one of 15 places for girls to study MA Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music

Yes, I cried. No, it still hasn't sunk in. Yes, I will have to dance in heels.

I am over the moon to have been offered the chance to study at the Royal Academy in September. This is what they have to say about the course:

'The Academy's intensive one-year postgraduate programme trains students for careers in professional Musical Theatre. We provide a direct link into the profession by combining daily class work and one-to-one tuition with numerous opportunities to perform for industry experts'

So over the course, this is what I'll be doing:

- Project performances

- Agent showcase

- Singing lessons and repertoire coaching

- Dance and movement

- Acting and spoken word

- Integration of acting and singing

- Masterclasses and workshops

- Audition preparation

- Sight-reading and musical awareness

- History of musical theatre

The Gritty Bit...

I realise how immensely lucky I am and I'm so incredibly grateful for the chance to continue my training somewhere as prestigious as the Academy, but there is now just one thing standing between me and my dream...


the MA course costs £14,800, which comes to about £74 per day (pass the gin...)

Thankfully the government have postgraduate loans now (hallelujah) but this will come just short of covering the costs of living in London (about £11,500).

I have an MI5 level action plan on how to raise everything I can but even then it will be a challenge to raise £14,800 all by myself. This is where you come in...

What's in it for you?

I have a few rewards to thank anyone who chooses to donate; whether you can spare £1 or £50 there will be something to say thank you for your help. Check them out at the side of the page. If you can spare even the smallest amount it would mean the world to me and will help me get one step closer to the Academy!

find me here

I promise I am a real person and your money will not be going to a robot... If you need more convincing you can get in touch here:


twitter: @emmawright41


Similarly if you want proof that I can indeed sing I am happy to send you recordings from my recent undergraduate recital.

My promise to you...

I will work so SO hard. If I make it as a professional singer you will be able to say that it was your support and generosity that made it all possible. I will be forever grateful and will do everything I can to prove just how much your support means to me.

Thank you

Em x

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £10 or more

For £10 you'll get a shout out on social media for being a wonderful bean! You will also receive a little thank you card.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2017

Pledge £35 or more

This year my new year's resolution was to write a play - For £35 I will name one of my characters after you, or let you pick a name if you would rather not be credited personally. I'll also send you a thank you card with information about my upcoming performances at university.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2017

Pledge £50 or more

For £50 you will get regular updates during my time at the Royal Academy of Music and invitations to public events during my time there, as well as all previous rewards (a social media shoutout, a character named after you, a thank you card and information about upcoming performances in York).

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2017

Pledge £80 or more

£80 - this is roughly the cost of one day of tuition at the RAM (including travel to and from!) For this you will receive regular updates and invitations whilst I am on the course plus two free tickets to any of my performances taking place this year (n.b these are in York and travel/accommodation is not included, sorry!) - message me for more details about what these are!

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2017

Pledge £120 or more

For £120 you will get every reward on this page plus, should the magical day arrive, I will get you two seats at my first paid gig. Alternatively, if you'd rather not wait you can get a free performance at an event of your choice (birthday party, cousin's best friend's wedding, etc. T&Cs apply). I will also credit you on my website as a benefactor as a way of thanking you publicly for your immense support.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2017