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Hartley Hall: Then and Now

4 May 2018

Bought by the RNCM in 1974, Hartley Hall in Whalley Range was the College’s first hall of residence. Before this time the Grade II listed building was known as Hartley Victoria, a theological college for training clergy. Sold by the RNCM in 2000, it is now an Islamic school for boys and continues to accommodate university […]

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Student stories | RNCM Popular Music Summer School

3 May 2018

We caught up with Popular Music students Phoebe Rowe and Tom Knight about their experiences at the inaugural RNCM Popular Music Summer School You both took part in the RNCM Popular Music Summer School in 2015. How was the experience? Phoebe: Yeah, it was one of the best experiences of my life. It sounds really cheesy […]

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Kimberley Raw plays her dream role as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel

14 March 2018

Soprano Kimberley Raw has been part of the RNCM family for seven years. The 26-year-old completed her undergraduate studies in 2015 and is due to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma later this year. Here, she shares her thoughts on playing her dream role in Hansel and Gretel, and what she’s enjoyed most about her time […]

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RNCM Students Prepare for Paris-Manchester 1918

28 February 2018

Our Paris Manchester 1918 project brings together young musicians from the RNCM and Conservatoire de Paris for performances in Manchester, London + Paris. We caught up with two RNCM students to find out how the project is going so far… Lily Whitehurst, 1st year Masters student studying Violin I’m involved in all the performances in […]

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Adee’s Story | Choosing to study Popular Music at the RNCM

31 January 2018

We caught up with Adee Lifshitz, a Singer in her first year on the Popular Music Course, to find out why she decided to study at the RNCM   Tell us a little about you – where are you from, and why did you apply to the RNCM? I’m Adee, a 25 year old Singer […]

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New to Opera?

23 January 2018

If you’re new to opera, and not sure if it’s for you or where to start, here’s our handy guide about all things opera… You can wear whatever you like There’s no dress code for RNCM Opera performances. If you do want to make a special occasion of it and wear your best frock, be our […]

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Ask a Student

16 January 2018

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Have you ever wondered what a typical day’s like at the RNCM? What it’s like living in halls? How often do students get to perform? What it’s like to live in Manchester? This is your chance to ask a student! Find out the answers to your questions – big or small – directly from the […]

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Cinderella Q&A with director Olivia Fuchs

27 November 2017

With the opening night of Cinderella (Cendrillon) drawing closer, we caught up with Director Olivia Fuchs to find out more about how she’s working with our students to bring the fairytale to life A fairytale for the festive season, Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon is our Winter opera – a reimagining of Cinderella with perfect French operatic form – and […]

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Guest blog: Vocal student Chelsea Burns shares her experiences studying at the RNCM

27 November 2017

Categories: RNCM Student Blog

Australian mezzo-soprano Chelsea Burns on new opportunities and adjusting to life in Manchester. I’m a vocal studies student in the second year of my postgraduate study here at the RNCM. I’m originally from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and did my undergraduate studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Perth. I knew I wanted to […]

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RNCM visits St John Rigby College in Wigan

1 November 2017

The RNCM Academic Marketing Assistant Tara Cruddas paid a visit to St John Rigby College on 18 October, accompanied by third year undergraduate students Ellie Hull and Mackenzie Paget. The purpose of the visit was to provide information to A-level music students about studying at a conservatoire and share an insight into College life. Ellie, a soprano […]

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