James Waide

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BA (Hull) MMus (RNCM)

Email: [email protected]

James works at the reception desk in the entrance foyer of the RNCM, acting as the first point of contact and the public face for the RNCM. His roles include: providing a warm welcome and assistance to all users of the RNCM; giving out information about the college; receiving and redirecting phone calls; and handling deliveries to the building.

James is an alumnus of the RNCM, having graduated in 2022 with a MMus in Composition. He is currently in the process of applying for a PhD, combining the fields of composition and philosophy. James is also the Orchestral Manager of the Manchester Young Sinfonia, a student led orchestra which combines students from the RNCM and the University of Manchester in high-level performances of great contemporary and established orchestral repertoire. Between his life as a musician/theorist and his role as the face of the RNCM, James also teaches composition and violin to private students.

Information about James’s musical, musicological and theoretical work can be found at his website: www.jameswaide.com