As of tomorrow, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, home of Scotland’s one degree course in jazz, is changing its name to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

I must admit that I’m not sure the change of name is a good thing: to me, a “Conservatoire” is very much a school of music, and the new name rather underplays the Drama side of the institution’s activities.

On the other hand, it does make it clearer that it’s a University-level institution, as many secondary schools in Scotland (including the one I went to) are called “Academy”.

Farewell RSAMD, hello Royal Conservatoire.

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