Manus Carey Appointed RNCM Director of Performance

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Manus Carey as its new Director of Performance, commencing in September.

Manus comes to the College with extensive experience from his current role as Executive Producer at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO); a position he has held since 2013. In this capacity, Manus has been responsible for the Orchestra’s artistic strategy and programme, as well as its recording, commissioning, hired engagements and national/international touring work. He has established a wide range of partnerships with leading education and media providers, promoters, agents, festivals, venues, commercial producers and international record companies, created exciting new programming initiatives and led the development of the Orchestra’s own label and live streaming activities.

He said: ‘I am very excited to be taking up this new role at the RNCM, and to be returning to work in the city of Manchester. It’s an opportunity for me to work in an environment that blends two of my strongest interests, live performance and education, as well developing new relationships and re-igniting old ones across greater Manchester, the North West and beyond.’

Prior to joining the RSNO, Manus was Head of Creative Programming at Manchester Camerata, one of the RNCM’s professional partners, where he played a leading role in the artistic delivery and financial and strategic planning of the orchestra. In his new position as Director of Performance at the Manchester-based conservatoire, Manus will take a strategic lead in the development of the RNCM’s performance programme. He will also work with colleagues across the organisation to enhance the College’s stimulating and innovative practical learning environment and ensure that education and training remains relevant to the demands of the music industry.

Professor Linda Merrick, Principal, added: ‘After an extensive international search, I am thrilled to welcome Manus to the RNCM to take up this new position as Director of Performance. Manus brings with him a wealth of experience from his previous roles at both the RSNO and Manchester Camerata and I very much look forward to working with him when he joins us in September.’