Schedule

Your Discover RNCM schedule is here!

7

8am

Introduction to the RNCM

If you’re joining us online, get to know our friendly students and alumni and learn more about studying at the RNCM.

Available to join live from the UK or overseas or watch back later.

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8.45

10am

Welcome to Manchester

If you’re arriving by train, our friendly Student Ambassadors will be waiting to welcome you with directions and a musical interlude– don’t forget to say hello!

Manchester Oxford Road and Piccadilly Stations

9

10am

Discover RNCM Registration

Upon arrival at the RNCM, you’ll be directed to register on the Upper Concourse. Latecomers will also be able to register throughout the day at the Information Desk in Reception.

Upper Concourse

10

11am

Discover RNCM Welcome Showcase

Join Professor Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal, Manus Carey, Deputy Principal (Performance and Programmes) and Professor Jennie Henley, Director of Programmes and Professor in Music Education, for an introduction to the RNCM, student performances and information.

RNCM Concert Hall

11

11.45am
Choose to take a tour with our Student Ambassadors to view practice spaces, teaching rooms and accommodation, stopping off at open rehearsals and Studio 8 demonstrations on the way.

OR

Opt for one of the activities below.

Tours will be available throughout the day.

Tours depart from the Upper Concourse

11

11.45am

Performance and Professional Opportunities

Join Manus Carey, Deputy Principal (Performance and Programmes), Amy Whitehead, Artist Agency Manager, Andrew Bayly, Head of Ensembles and Elena Orsi, RNCM Student and Co-founder of NOMAD in discussing the range of performance and professional opportunities on offer.

RNCM Concert Hall

11

11.45am

Drop-in session with Admissions, Wellbeing, and Fees and Funding

Help yourself to refreshments on the Lower Concourse and take the opportunity to ask questions and gain further information about studying with us.

Carole Nash Mezzanine

11am

1pm

Visit the RNCM Museum to see our Collection of Historic Musical Instruments

Make your way to the entrance where you will be guided down to the RNCM Museum.

RNCM Reception

12

1pm

BMus (Hons) and GRNCM/MusB

Professor Nick Reyland (Head of Undergraduate School) will introduce our flexible study options, highlighting how they propel students into careers as inspiring and versatile musicians, fully-equipped for exciting futures both on and off stage.

Our Undergraduate Popular Music programmes will be covered in the 2pm session.

RNCM Concert Hall

12

1pm

Introduction to Graduate School Programmes

Professor David Horne (Head of Graduate School) will introduce our Graduate School programmes, aimed at bridging the gap between education and professional life.

Our Postgraduate Popular Music programmes will be covered in the 2pm session.

Forman Lecture Theatre

12

1pm

Lunchtime Performance – Popular Music

Visitors interested in our Popular Music programmes are invited to enjoy a student performance in Brodsky, or join a tour with our Student Ambassadors.

Brodsky

Tours depart from the Upper Concourse

12

12.45pm

Drop-in session with Admissions, Wellbeing, and Fees and Funding

Help yourself to refreshments on the Lower Concourse and take the opportunity to ask questions and gain further information about studying with us.

Carole Nash Mezzanine

1

1.45pm

Breakout Sessions and Tours

Choose to take a tour with our Student Ambassadors to view practice spaces, teaching rooms and accommodation, stopping off at open rehearsals and Studio 8 demonstrations on the way.

OR

Opt for one of the activities below.

Tours will be available throughout the day.

Tours depart from the Upper Concourse

See Breakout Session Venues below

1

1.25pm

Introduction to the SU and Societies

Forman Lecture Theatre

1

1.45pm

Gospel Singing Workshop

Get your singing voices ready and join Wayne Ellington (Creative Multi-Specialist) and Popular Music students in a practical workshop exploring gospel singing. All guests are welcome as we encourage you to take a break from your busy day and enjoy this informal session!

Studio 7

1

1.45pm

Music and Neuroscience: Measuring How the Brain Responds to Music

Dr Michelle Phillips, Head of Enterprise (Academic) will introduce you to the groundbreaking research that we are undertaking into how the brain responds to music. A real time demo of brain response (using portable EEG) will be accompanied by a talk on music and neuroscience, and what we know about how live music in particular is processed in the brain.

Carole Nash Recital Room

1

1.45pm

Drop-in session with Admissions, Wellbeing, and Fees and Funding

Help yourself to refreshments on the Lower Concourse and take the opportunity to ask questions and gain further information about studying with us.

Carole Nash Mezzanine

2

2.45pm
Choose to take a tour with our Student Ambassadors to view practice spaces, teaching rooms and accommodation, stopping off at open rehearsals and Studio 8 demonstrations on the way.

OR

Opt for one of the activities below.

Tours will be available throughout the day.

Tours depart from the Upper Concourse

2

2.45pm

Alumni Panel: Discover the Endless Possibilities

Lisa Pring, Senior Alumni Relations Manager and a panel of RNCM alumni discuss their wide range of career paths.

RNCM Concert Hall

2

2.45pm

Drop-in session with Admissions, Wellbeing, and Fees and Funding

Help yourself to refreshments on the Lower Concourse and take the opportunity to ask questions and gain further information about studying with us.

Carole Nash Mezzanine

2

4pm

Popular Music at the RNCM

Professor Andy Stott, Head of Popular Music, will introduce our Popular Music programmes, admissions processes, and the performance and professional opportunities available.

He’ll be joined by current students at various stages in their studies for short performances and an informal Q&A.

RNCM Theatre

2.45

4pm

Schools of Study

Join our Heads and Deputy Heads of Schools and current students to find out everything you need to know about principal study, School and ensemble activities and more.

Visitors are welcome to attend sessions in full or on a drop in to find out about more than one School.

See Venues Below

2.45

4pm

School of Composition

Dr Larry Goves, Head of Composition

Forman Lecture Theatre

2.45

4pm

School of Keyboard Studies

Professor Graham Scott, Head of Keyboard Studies

Dr Adam Swayne, Head of Keyboard Studies

They will be joined by current students at various stages in their studies for short performances.

Studio 5

2.45

4pm

School of Strings

Chris Hoyle, Head of Strings

Catherine Yates, Deputy Head of Strings

Louise Lansdown, Assistant Head of Strings (Viola)

They will be joined by current students at various stages in their studies for short performances.

Carole Nash Recital Room

2.45

4pm

Harps

Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Professor of Harp

Conference Room

2.45

4pm

Guitars 

Craig Ogden, Professor of Guitar

Seminar Room 3

2.45

4pm

School of Vocal Studies and Opera

Professor Lynne Dawson, Head of Vocal Studies and Opera

Kevin Thraves, Deputy Head of Opera

Nico de Villiers, Deputy Head of Vocal Studies

RNCM Concert Hall

2.45

4pm

Woodwind

Kevin Gowland, Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion and Director of Woodwind

Studio 6

2.45

4pm

Brass

Murray Greig, Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion and Director of Brass

Studio 7

2.45

4pm

Percussion

Simone Rebello, Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion and Director of Percussion

Yamaha Percussion Studio

3

3.45pm

Drop-in session with Admissions, Wellbeing, and Fees and Funding

Help yourself to refreshments on the Lower Concourse and take the opportunity to ask questions and gain further information about studying with us.

Carole Nash Mezzanine

4

4.45pm

Concourse Conversations

Join staff and students from across the college on our concourses to ask any remaining questions over refreshments before you leave for the day.

Additional tours will be available for a chance to take a second look at any facilities, or view anything you’ve missed.

Concourses and Carole Nash Mezzanine

5

6pm

Introduction to the RNCM

If you’re joining us online, get to know our friendly staff and students and learn more about studying at the RNCM.

Available to join live from the UK or overseas or watch back later.

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