Royal Academy of Music
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“More like the Royal Academy of GHEY!”
The Royal Academy of Music is a secret government-owned facility which dupes (or in extreme cases, abducts) talented young British musicians, and forces them into a 4 or 5 year indoctrination course of "musical training". Upon graduation, they are condemned to a life of a "musical robot" in the orchestras, classical chamber ensembles, and opera companies of the world.
The purpose of the Royal Academy of Music, despite its claims to the contrary, is to drive out the creative and emotional impulses of young musicians via a programme of enforced indoctrination, which includes forcing them to practice the same old classical music eight hours a day, six days a week for five dreary musical years. The other purpose of the Academy is to gain fame by throwing any famous musician, or the brand name of a famous musician, an honorary degree. Such takers have included: Daniel Barenboim and Sir Elton John. Upon completion of the course of indoctrination, they are transformed into "musical robots" who are then unleashed into the classical music world, in order to promote the cultural image of the British nation.
Teams of "Mad Maestros" from the musical world are sent on spying missions around primary and secondary schools the length and breadth of the country. Upon discovering a talented young musician, they usually first of all try to sweet-talk them and their parents into signing up. Failing that, if the young musician is deemed worthy enough, a team is sent round to their house in the middle of the night and kidnaps them in their sleep.
Upon entering the Academy, recruits undergo complete personality changes via the following methods:
- taking music "lessons" every day, in which a senior "robot" indoctrinates them in the style and techniques of classical music. Coercive methods are often used, such as telling the student they are rubbish, shouting at them, or in extreme cases, whipping and sodomy... the latter two methods being considered as rewards.
- having to practice for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in small cubicles. Refusal to do so results in being forced to do it at gunpoint, without food or water. In extreme cases, students have also been known to be stripped naked.
- taking masterclasses in which students are forced to play in front of their peers. Students are ruthlessly torn to shreds for even the smallest errors, and are criticized and humiliated in front of their peers. This often leads to nervous stress disorders, shakes and paranoia in everyday life.
Other perverse practices
Teachers, of course, have been known to force their students into having affairs with them, in return for assurances of good end-of-year grades and favourable recommendations to employers in the musical world. Some of them even bring flowers.
Denials of abuse
Senior officers of the establishment have denied any accusations of wrongdoing. As the Academy officially doesn't exist and is a secret organization (like MI5 and MI6), no official investigations have been carried out into the allegations.
The psychological profiles of practicing musicians have also provided some evidence of malpractices. For example, some classical musicians are unable to hold down serious relationships for more than a year or two, whilst others are complete and utter whores. Others have crazy hairstyles, the likes of which are never seen on anyone else from the "real" world.
- Sir Simon Rattle - conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he is a well-known casualty of the Academy's indoctrination system. The twisted and contorted facial expressions he pulls whilst conducting are a product of being locked in basement practice room for 5 years without food or water, and being forced at gun-point to stand in front of a mirror conducting to himself every day. His hair also irreversibly curled into a permanent perm as a result.
- Sir Harrison Birtwistle - another composer of "crazy" modern music, this man is another hapless victim of the institution. Since graduation, his mind was so addled by his experiences that he has put on an inordinate amount of weight, never had a proper shave, nor has he ever combed his hair or taken a bath. He also writes music that is completely bonkers, and only makes sense to other "compositional casualties" of the institution.
- Commander Elton John - world-renowned pianist, singer-songwriter and homosexual.
- Sergeant Malcolm Sargent - an esteemed schizophrenic conductor who was also a sergeant.
- Trevor McDonald - Britain's first black newscaster escaped from the Academy's secret facility at the age of 23. Due to his music theatre training specializing in different accents, he was able to pass himself off as West Indian, and blag his way into a plum job with ITN, at a time when "racial integration" was becoming a hot issue.