Principal’s Circle

The Principal’s Circle brings together a group of loyal supporters who are passionate about the future of the RNCM’s exceptional young musicians, and the future of music for all.

Regular support helps us to plan ahead, and enables our students to benefit from a range of inspiring projects and opportunities.


Individuals or couples who donate between £1,000 and £5,000 a year are invited to join our Principal’s Circle. Collectively, donors have a significant impact on life at the RNCM – funding opportunities that prepare our students for a professional and sustainable career in music and ensuring that the College remains at the forefront of music education.

“The RNCM is a truly feel good institution and it brings us great joy to support the College and its students through the Principal’s Circle. There is such a positive vibe among the students – that, and their enthusiasm for their studies, rubs off on us in an uplifting way.”
John Davnall, Founding Member of the Principal’s Circle

As a supporter, you will meet the Principal and some of the musicians you have helped at private events, masterclasses and recitals, and become a key part of the RNCM community. We will keep in touch with you about how our students have benefited from your support.

Examples of recent projects funded include:

  • Sending 25 vocal students to Norway to work with the Edvard Grieg Kor
  • Investment in much-needed specialist equipment for a student who is blind
  • The transformation of our Reed Room into a state-of-the-art facility, creating an enviable learning environment for double reed students.

If you would like to discuss a donation please contact the Development team on 0161 907 5338.

Thank you to our Principal’s Circle

Vivienne Blackburn
Mark and Suzanne Blundell
Geoffrey Budenberg
David Budgett
Brian Chesworth
Mary Chuck
Frank Cohen
Sarah Davenport and Frank Margison
Sarah and John Davnall
Kate Dugdale
Martin and Ruth Durrell
Felicity Goodey
Peter Heath
Kenneth and Sue Henderson
Rodney Hill and Christopher Wright
Micheal Jacob
Joyce Kennedy
Chris Klingenberg
Rosemary Lucas
Michael Maclay
Allan and Ida Michaelson
Harry and Freda Moody
Robert and Margaret Moss
Barry Pond
Sam Rigby
David and Jayne Roper
John and Anthea Slater
Dave and Mandy Spencer
Jim Spencer
David Stanton
Martin Vander Weyer
Eric Waite
Neville Whitbread
Alison Wilkinson
David and Ann Woolf

And a number of anonymous donors.

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