New Head of Organ Studies
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Field as our new Head of Organ Studies from mid-January 2020.
The Head of Organ Studies role was conceived in 2015 alongside those of Head of Choral Studies (Adrian Lucas), Head of Congregational Music (Miles Quick), and Head of Ministerial Training (Rev’d Helen Bent), as part of the vision for the Education work of the RSCM, but was not initiated at that point. Her appointment to Head of Organ Studies therefore completes a strategically important step in achieving and delivering the core mission of RSCM.
Amongst many qualifications Rosemary holds the prestigious Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) award, and is an accomplished Organist having a long association with Cathedral and Parish Church music. She has recently celebrated four decades’ experience as a teacher, not least in helping students develop the skills required in playing for services, and in encouraging students of all ages; most recently, Rosemary taught the 2019 RSCM Organ Scholars’ course.
Whilst also continuing with her role as Director of RSCM Voices South and a consultant role with RSCM safeguarding, Rosemary will fulfil her wish to be able to return to the ‘front line’, following her interests as a teacher, and thus will step down from being a Deputy Director of RSCM at the end of 2019. Since 2012 Rosemary has fulfilled her Deputy Director role with exceptional dedication, taking responsibility for RSCM’s Education, Voluntary Networks, and Safeguarding, and we thank her sincerely for seven years of distinguished service.
A further announcement will be made later in the year as we look to appoint a successor to Rosemary as Deputy Director of RSCM.