Royal Northern College of Music
International music festivals: education, cultural and for the public
Following the success of its first large-scale Wind Festival in 1983, the College has created and sustained a diverse series of imaginative music festivals. They all involve the whole community and include performances not only by internationally acclaimed professionals, but also by students, schoolchildren and local amateur groups, as well as masterclasses and lectures by artists and scholars of international standing. These festivals have helped to break down the barriers between professionals, amateurs, students and children and have made the highest quality of music-making accessible to a wide section of the community, nationally and internationally.