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Jazz: Stories

Immerse yourself in tailored, professional training with some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians. You’ll study in small groups with unrivalled opportunities to perform and become part of a thriving jazz scene.

Sir Bryn Terfel teams up with RWCMD to support future young artists

On Saturday 25th February 2023 Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, one of the world’s greatest singers, announced a new foundation with the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
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Celebrating Head of Jazz, Paula Gardiner

At this year’s AmserJazzTime festival we’ll be blasting our jazz trumpets in a grateful fanfare to our wonderful head of jazz Paula Gardiner, who leaves us after nearly 23 years at the College.
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Perfection isn't everything: Tim Rhys-Evans on music and mental health

Highlighting the importance of music and its positive impact on our wellbeing, Director of Music Tim Rhys-Evans wrote for Music Teacher magazine about his personal relationship between music and mental health.
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The Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize 2022 winner

Congratulations to flautist Isabelle Harris on winning this year’s Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize.
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Looking after your wellbeing

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and we’ve teamed up with Student Services Manager, Kate Williams, to give you some key tips, advice and resources about how to take care of your own mental well-being.
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Singer Dionne Bennett: Chair of RWCMD diversity advisory group

Singer, presenter, educator and chair of the College’s diversity advisory panel – Dionne Bennett takes some time to tell us more…
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Strengthening music in society: Training musicians of the future

At RWCMD we cherish the value of music-making for our wellbeing and cultural health.
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Errollyn Wallen: artist in residence

Earlier this month, at an RWCMD Symphony Orchestra celebrating her work, we were delighted to welcome Errollyn Wallen as the College’s artist in residence.
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The Flying Bedroom Theatre Company: trust and teamwork

Catching up after a busy summer, we spoke to four members of the Flying Bedroom Theatre Company about touring, trust, collaboration and the future.
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The 2021 Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize final

Congratulations to Elena Zamudio, the winner of this year’s prestigious Sir Ian Stoutzker prize.
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Steinway pianos: ‘The Rolls Royce of the piano world’

Celebrating the College’s new status as the first Steinway Exclusive Conservatoire in the world gave composer and MA Composition student Julia Plaut a daunting but inspirational challenge.
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Croeso, RWCMD’s new Director of Music – Tim Rhys-Evans

We’re delighted to welcome Tim Rhys-Evans, MBE to the College this term as our new Director of Music.
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