Research News

Research News

Two projects receiving funding in 2016 are:

Making Music in Manchester during World War I is funded by the AHRC and will draw on the archives of the RNCM, Henry Watson Music Library and the Hallé Concert society. It will also involve community volunteers to work closely with a team from the RNCM.  The project’s Principal Investigator is Professor Barbara Kelly, with Heather Roberts as the Project Assistant and Geoff Thomason a researcher on the project.  It will involve an important performance element to recreate some of the music heard at the college and in the city during and just after World War I.  We also hope to involve regional bands to explore the fascinating story of the World War I bandsmen who received scholarships to study at the RMCM after the war.

Time to face the music: addressing hearing health in future professional musicians. Funded by the Colt Foundation, this is a three year project between the University of Manchester’s Audiology and Deafness Research Group and RNCM. Professor Jane Ginsborg will lead the RNCM’s role in the project.

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The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)  2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked the RNCM as the UK’s leading music college for research.