Colin Beeson

BMus(Hons), PhD, FRNCM

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  • Teaching and Lecturing

After receiving his early music education and training in London and at the University of Reading, Colin Beeson joined the staff of the RNCM in 1975 as a Lecturer in the School of Academic Studies, rising to Senior Lecturer in 1978.  In 1990 he became the College’s first Academic Registrar.  Other appointments within the College included Director of Academic Development (1993-99), Vice-Principal (1999-2007) and Deputy Principal (2007-2010).  Colin took early retirement from the College in 2010 to pursue other activities including educational consultancy in the UK and abroad, examining for the ABRSM, work as an insitutional auditor for the QAA, and to pursue his passion for opera as Music Director of Preston Opera.    In April 2012 he returned to the College on a part-time basis to cover a period of Research Leave for the incumbent BMus Course Leader, and to undertake undergraduate teaching.  He continues to undertake teaching activities at RNCM on a visiting basis, in parallel with his other activities.

Undergraduate Teaching

Current undergraduate teaching embraces:

  • History and Contextual Studies (1)
  • Elective: The Nineteenth-Century Sonata

Professional Activity

Educational Consultancy in the UK and abroad

Examiner, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (UK and overseas)

Music Director, Preston Opera

Music Director, St Gauderic Festival (France)