String Leadership Scheme

The Royal Northern College of Music / Hallé String Leadership Scheme is the only course of its kind in the country, offering exceptionally talented young string players in-depth experience of the professional orchestral world.

Aimed at outstanding postgraduate students, the course involves a significant number of sessions rehearsing and performing with the Orchestra, including ‘sitting up’ within sections to obtain real experience of leadership in practice. The students receive instrumental and chamber music tuition, mentoring from Hallé section leaders, and specialist classes in leadership, people management, communication and presentation skills. Another important facet of the course is the opportunity to become involved in the Hallé’s award-winning education programme, gaining practical skills by working alongside its experienced musicians.

Applications for the 2016-17 Hallé / Royal Northern College of Music String Leadership Scheme are now closed. Please check here again for details on next year’s applications.

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