Emily Abdy’s “Closed Conservatoire” – CODA Festival
Emily Abdy’s ‘Closed Conservatoire’ (aka The Conservatoire Vlogs: The Greatest Hits) is a YouTube documentary, in which Emily Abdy gives viewers the chance to get brief glimpses into the worlds of conservatoire music students and ensembles that they would not normally come into contact with or experience up close. In most cases this means interviewing people with musical practices of some kind, or just generally belonging to bands not known to exist by most or considered unconventional.
It was first shown in the United Kingdom on YouTube. In 2019, Abdy was awarded a first class degree in music composition as well as 68 in her major project for her work on the series.