My name is Alexandra Stenson and I am a British Soprano from Nottinghamshire, based in London.
I trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for my undergraduate degree BMus (Hons) in Vocal Studies and have since then trained at English National Opera on their prestigious Opera Works course and worked for Opera North, Opera Holland Park, British Youth Opera and Bury Court Opera amongst other companies. Despite working with these companies, I require more training to achieve my ultimate goal; to become an international opera singer in the world's opera houses. This requires years of training and being seen by the right people which means further study.
I have been awarded a place with a small scholarship for the Guildhall Artist Masters in Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama commencing this September which is an essential part of making my way towards becoming a professional opera singer. I then hope to study on the Opera Course at GSMD.
My tuition fees are £9,470 and I have calculated my maintenance costs at roughly £16,000 for the year.
So far I have received a small scholarship from The Guildhall Trust and I am waiting to hear back from a number of external funding bodies. I am saving as much as I can and have a fundraising concert in Nottinghamshire planned for early September but so far I have also recived a lot of no's to funding requests!
I would really love to be able to focus on my course as much as possible and not have to worry that I might not be able to complete the course due to lack of funds, so I would love to raise as much as possible before I start!
Anything at all that you can give to help me get closer to my target would be most gratefully appreciated!
If you would like to know more about me please head to my wesbite here www.alexandrastenson.com and you can also find me on Facebook as Alexandra Stensonand Twitter as AlexCStenson.