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New Head of Junior Programmes

Friday 6 September 2013


The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Miranda Francis as the new Head of Junior Programmes.

Miranda takes up her appointment in September. In this new role, she will succeed Peter Hewitt as Head of the RCM’s and will also work closely with RCM Sparks, the RCM’s wide-reaching learning and participation programme.

Miranda is currently Head of Academic Music at the Purcell School. She is also Principal Examiner of Performance at Advanced Level for Edexel and Area Leader for Aural Training at the RCM. She studied double bass at the Royal Academy of Music and received an MA in Music Education from the Institute of Education (University of London).

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the RCM, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to announce Miranda’s appointment to the position of Head of Junior Programmes. This new position represents the RCM’s commitment to providing both elite training for the most talented musicians and inspirational musical experiences for all.”