Ranking educational institutions on merit is never an exact science. We’ve published a few such attempts before. But this latest list from the Guardian newspaper of the ‘top’ places in Britain to acquire a music education seems wider than most of any kind of mark.
It frankly beggars belief to put the Royal College of Music six places above the Royal Academy (pictured). Each has areas of excellence, but most neutral observers would place the Avademy first. And as for putting the University of Surrey above Oxford and Cambridge…. well, you might as well include Hogwarts, which seems to have a more stable future as Surrey embraces a rush of cuts.
|1||Royal College of Music||100|
|6||Guildhall School of Music and Drama||95|
|7||Royal Academy of Music||94.3|
|21||Royal Welsh College||84.5|
|24||King’s College London||83.5|
|28||Trinity Laban Conservatoire||81.9|