"what other student at the Conservatoire"

A Conservatoire is a school or place of higher education which gives special attention to the teaching of music, preparing students for a professional career.  The Conservatoire de Paris was established in 1795 and is still in existence, now offering instruction in dance and drama as well as music.  Louis XIV of France had created The Royal School of Singing in 1669, which then went through various changes before evolving into the presently named institution after the French Revolution.  By the 1940s, it was one of the most prestigious schools of its kind in the world – a status it still enjoys.  Entrance to students is granted by exam, and on the general condition that some form of undergraduate diploma has been already achieved.  Proficiency in the French language must also be demonstrated. 

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