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RNCM Launches UK’s First Four-Year Degree in Popular Music

27 September 2015

The RNCM is launching the UK’s first ever four-year BMus (Hons) Degree in Popular Music this week. The course, one of only three four-year popular music degrees in the world (alongside Amsterdam Conservatorium and Berklee College of Music), provides intensive training for instrumentalists and singers with a high level of performing ability who intend to […]

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Adrian Morris: 1965 – 2015

25 September 2015

A personal tribute by Professor John Miller, Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion. On Monday 21 September the RNCM lost a fine friend, a wonderful musician, a motivational tutor and leader of his students who peacefully and graciously gave up a five-year battle with a progressive illness. Adrian Morris was the College’s tutor […]

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Artephis Chosen for Jazz North Introduces Scheme

22 September 2015

RNCM jazz quintet Artephis has been selected as the latest beneficiary of the Jazz North Introduces scheme. Established by Jazz North, the organisation devoted to nurturing and showcasing talent, Jazz North Introduces provides up-and-coming jazz bands with high-profile exposure at leading jazz festivals in the north, alongside additional help to market and promote themselves. Building […]

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RNCM Tutor’s Tour to Support Endangered Instrument

18 September 2015

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumnus and Tutor in Bassoon, Laurence Perkins is preparing to embark on a 30-date UK tour to raise awareness of the bassoon in schools and music hubs. Sponsored by the RNCM, the Bear-faced Bassoonery tour is part of a larger two month project of more than 50 free events at around 35 universities, music […]

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Conductor Chloe Stars in Ford’s Promotional Video

14 September 2015

RNCM postgraduate Chloe VanSoeterstede is the conductor featured in this video by Ford to promote its new Sony audio system. The promotional shoot shows Chloe, who joined the RNCM this month, conducting an ensemble of 12 musicians in a performance of Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. To showcase the effect of the audio […]

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BAFTA-nominated Composer in 2015 Hall of Fame

11 September 2015

Categories: Alumni

RNCM composer Grant Kirkhope has been listed in Classic FM’s 2015 Hall of Fame. The 1984 BAFTA-nominated alumnus is recognised for his prolific catalogue of video game soundtracks, two of which appear in the top 50 of this year’s list. In at No 13 is the score to Banjo-Kazooie, an action adventure game for Nintendo […]

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Alumnus Alpesh Joins Stars in BBC Ten Pieces Film

9 September 2015

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumnus Alpesh Chauhan will conduct the BBC Philharmonic and members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the Ten Pieces Secondary project from BBC Music. Complementing the ongoing Ten Pieces Primary, which launched in 2014 and has already engaged more of the half of UK primary schools, Ten Pieces Secondary is designed […]

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Sarah Lenton Receives Harry Mortimer Award

9 September 2015

Horn player Sarah Lenton has been awarded the RNCM’s Harry Mortimer Award. Established by the College in association with the Harry Mortimer Trust Committee, the Award is presented each year to a student who is recognised as the ‘best overall rounded brass player.’ It takes into account recital performances, general attitude, engagement and attendance and […]

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RNCM Shortlisted for Two Times Higher Awards

4 September 2015

Two RNCM projects have been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award: After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, and the Children’s Opera Into the Labyrinth for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year. The good news follows the RNCM’s outstanding National Student Survey (NSS) […]

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RNCM Baritone is 2015 Northern Ireland Opera Voice

4 September 2015

Postgraduate baritone Aaron O’Hare has won the title of Northern Ireland Opera Voice of 2015. Forming part of Northern Ireland Opera’s Festival of Voice, the annual competition combines public recitals with tuition and masterclasses for five of the most promising young Irish singers, who then compete in a Gala Final for the title of Northern […]

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