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RNCM’s High Employability Rate Adds to Outstanding NSS and REF Results

28 August 2015

With an impressive score of 97.8%, the RNCM has landed in The Independent’s top 10 list of UK universities with the highest graduate employment rate. The news follows outstanding National Student Survey (NSS) and Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, which rate the RNCM as the UK’s top independent music college for overall student satisfaction and the […]

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RNCM to Launch Innovative Conducting Course

28 August 2015

The RNCM is launching an innovative short course for conductors working in music education. Led by RNCM Conducting Tutor Mark Heron and alumnus Jamie Phillips, current Assistant Conductor at the Hallé, the new course is aimed at developing the technical and artistic skills of music educators working with youth orchestras, bands and ensembles. Mark, who is […]

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NSS 2015: RNCM is Top Place for Music Students

28 August 2015

The RNCM has been recognised as the highest scoring UK independent music college in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) for overall student satisfaction just months after being named the UK’s leading music college for research. The results, published on 12 August, give the RNCM an overall satisfaction score of 86%, placing it above all […]

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RNCM Quartet Involved in Charity Project for Manchester Legend

28 August 2015

The RNCM’s Cassia Quartet was recently involved in a charity project celebrating the life of Manchester favourite Tony Wilson. Violinists Amy Welch and Tory Clark, violist Laurie Dempsey and cellist Joshua Lynch, all RNCM graduates, were invited to perform on St Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H Wilson by composer and arranger Joe Duddell, who […]

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Trombonist Honoured with RNCM Fellowship

28 August 2015

Trombonist and College alumnus Adrian Morris was recently awarded Fellowship of the RNCM (FRNCM), conferred upon distinguished musicians for service to music. The Hallé’s Principal Bass Trombonist, who has also worked extensively with leading bands including Foden’s and Leyland, said he was ‘absolutely thrilled’ to have been made a Fellow of the College, describing it […]

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RNCM Session Orchestra Showcases CBBC Composer

28 August 2015

Andy Stott and the RNCM Session Orchestra were recently involved in a CBBC documentary focusing on the talent of young pianist and composer Shane Thomas. The RNCM’s Head of Popular Music worked with the 15-year-old on a new composition written especially for BBC Music Day; a celebratory initiative that connected communities and generations across the […]

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Alumnus Awarded LA Philharmonic Dudamel Fellowship

28 August 2015

RNCM alumnus Jamie Phillips is one of three conductors chosen by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to participate in the 2015/16 Dudamel Fellowship Programme. Established in 2009 by Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic, the Programme provides a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their […]

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RNCM Singers Receive Inaugural Sarah Brightman Scholarships

28 August 2015

RNCM singers Alexandra Lowe and Alexander Grainger have been awarded the inaugural Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Sarah Brightman Scholarships. Established earlier this year after the famous soprano made a donation to the Foundation following the sale of two pieces of Cartier tiger jewellery (formerly from the collection of the Duchess of Windsor and a gift […]

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