Hayley Swanton

Events Digital Marketing Officer

BSocSci MMusRNCM

Email: [email protected]

A graduate of the RNCM School of Voice and Opera Studies, Hayley is thrilled to be joining the RNCM Marketing Team as the Events Digital Marketing Officer after having worked as the Popular Music Coordinator in the School of Popular Music at the RNCM. Her new role in Marketing allows her to combine her passion for promoting live music with her experience as a former music college student, freelance musician in Manchester, and frequent concert goer. She enjoys working with RNCM staff, students, and industry leaders and is looking forward to expanding her marketing skills acquired throughout her career as a freelance musician and community radio broadcaster.  

Hayley is host of her own classical music radio show, Classical Escapades, which airs each Sunday 97.2 Wythenshawe FM. Her motto is to bring Northenden, Wythenshawe, the surrounding communities, and beyond their weekly fix of the not so boring classics. Hayley is passionate about showing how relevant and exciting classical music is. She strongly believes in bringing classical music to the community and making music accessible. Hayley is also a stand in host for Wythenshawe FM’s Drive Time show that airs each weekday evening. 

As a soprano, Hayley is often recognised for her energetic and refreshing approach to classical repertoire. Her concert highlights across Canada and the U.K. include Bach’s B Minor Mass and Magnificat, Fauré’s Requiem, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, Dixit Dominus, and Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Solemn Vespers, and Requiem, as well as Vivaldi’s Gloria. Since moving to Manchester, she has worked as a soloist with many established choral societies including the Altrincham Choral Society, Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, Southport Bach Choir, Keele Bach Choir, Tatton Singers, Pershore Choral, and King Edward Musical Society.

She is an accomplished recitalist, and in 2017 gave the world premiere of the Henry Kunkelmann autographs of Debussy’s Pierrot, Les roses, and Rondel Chinois with pianist David Jones. Hayley also regularly collaborates with collaborative pianists Rachel Fright and Jonathan Fisher. Rachel and Hayley were finalists in the 2020 Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform as well as the prestigious 2019 Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition. They have also been featured performing Debussy’s Apparition on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters programme entitled Debussy’s Paris. An enthusiast of sacred and secular choral music, Hayley has held multiple choral conducting, vocal coaching, and choral scholarship positions and is a dedicated teacher of singing.

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