Dr Ros Hawley

Dr Ros Hawley

Name: Dr Ros Hawley

Role: Clarinettist, Music and Health Practitioner, Alumna

About: Graduating in 1993, Ros is recognised as one of the UK’s foremost specialists in the creative and interactive use of music in special schools, hospitals, and palliative care. Over the years she’s been an incredible mentor to RNCM students interested in following a similar path, enhancing their skills and development during placements at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Talking about her time at the College, she said: ‘My experience at the RNCM laid the foundation for my future career. Being able to support today’s students in developing their musical skills in healthcare settings – to make a meaningful contribution to people’s lives – is a privilege.’

Did you know? Ros has been described as one of the UK’s ‘leading klezmer clarinettists’ (The Guardian) and is a founder of the Klezmer performance programme at The University of Manchester.