A notepad and pen at all times because, unfortunately, our brains aren’t iPads; there’s a constant flow of information.
Marcus Guy, second-year actor
Free food, because we’re poor and hungry.
Raquel Gonzalez, fourth-year Vocal Arts student
Thick skin! Just to deal with everyday life here.
Nathan Mills, first-year master’s oboe student
Your instrument. I usually forget mine so I need to check to have it. I left all of my horns at a pub once.
Matthew Jodrell, second-year Artist Diploma jazz student
A really good mattress, because we work ourselves to death.
Bridget Pasker, third-year cellist
Snacks, because you need to stay fueled to thrive rather than survive.
Stephanie Yu, first-year master’s violin student
Equal parts sanity and insanity, because we need to be professionals, but we also need to be able to take creative risks.
Fiona Hoffman, third-year dancer