A perfect conference venue: RNCM

13th September 2016

We are delighted that the Music Learning Revolution will be taking place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on 18th October, to include workshops in the newly refurbished concert hall.

Head of Popular Music, Andy Stott – who will be speaking at the event about moving beyond musical genre – told us a bit about the ethos of the conservatoire and the popular music degree he leads.

“Our core purpose is to enable talented young people, from across the world, to fulfill their potential as musicians. Through dedicated coaching, a thorough academic grounding and extensive performance experience, our students thrive and succeed.

At the RNCM the students’ individual needs lie at the heart of the training and experience. We take their future seriously and we support them in fulfilling their personal aspirations. We promote the highest standards of technical and musical achievement and academic enquiry and put great emphasis on encouraging entrepreneurial skills and creativity.

The BMus Popular Music degree at the RNCM is unique. It is the UK’s only four year Popular Music degree based in a world-class conservatoire and is the premier training programme for students who wish to develop the skills to become freelance performing musicians and creative artists. Our course is designed to give first-hand experience of the music profession and we work hard to ensure our teaching reflects the reality of being a professional musician.

Our students are immersed in an environment where music is everywhere, working with a diverse range of musicians in a city with a rich musical heritage and dynamic popular music scene. The programme aims to educate musicians to be creative, collaborative, passionate, and musically literate; to be problem solvers and entrepreneurs who know how to use new and emerging technologies; and to be strong communicators who are adaptable, tolerant, and open to new ideas. It aims to educate, train, and develop students’ practical and professional skills for successful, sustainable music careers.

We’re delighted to be hosting the MF Music Learning Revolution at the RNCM because we share the same aspirations for the future of music education. The RNCM is a forward looking conservatoire, defined by the quality, breadth and contemporary relevance of its work. It is a destination of choice for students and staff from across the world, a powerful voice in music education, and a laboratory for creativity and innovation in artistic practice. Like MF, we are part of the Music Learning Revolution, embracing diversity and change, and enabling our students to shape the music profession of the future.”

Book tickets for the Music Learning Revolution here

Excellent workshops ‑ extremely accessible for all abilities and levels."

Claire Armour, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra