Liverpool Phil

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has partnerships with four universities.

Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU is a Principal Partner of Liverpool Philharmonic. This includes general support for the organisation; support for our Learning Programme (In Harmony Liverpool and Student Season Passes); support from Liverpool Philharmonic production staff on LJMU Event Management courses; and specific civic collaborations and events. Led at Vice Chancellor level, the VC has stated that he would like every LJMU student to see the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in action as part of enhancing the student experience in Liverpool.

University of Liverpool

UoL and Liverpool Philharmonic have collaborated at many levels and across different departments over a number of years. This includes corporate sponsorship in Liverpool and international orchestra touring; talent development – enhancing the School of Music curriculum training students in composition, performance and music education from undergraduate to PhD level with a major increase in activity from autumn 2014; research into health and family benefits of In Harmony Liverpool; and from autumn 2014 will include Liverpool Philharmonic hosting two PhD students as part of UoL’s Link scheme developing employability skills in students. UoL music staff have also been commissioned to write new repertoire for Liverpool Philharmonic ensembles.

Liverpool Hope University

Hope has been a higher education partner for over a decade, andwe have updated our Memorandum of Understanding with joint priorities for collaboration in the next five years. The major focus in on talent development – supporting composition, performance and music education, as well as music in teacher training; Hope is a partner on In Harmony Liverpool with 20-30 student placements each year; Hope music staff have been commissioned to write new repertoire for Liverpool Philharmonic ensembles; and Hope provided use of music facilities as rehearsal spaces for our three children’s and youth choirs on a weekly basis.

Royal Northern College of Music

As well as being a significant recruitment ground for our music workforce, we collaborate with RNCM in a number of ways. We provide a Professional Experience Scheme with the RLPO and In Harmony Liverpool for string students; we provide symphonic performance experience through Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; occasional mentoring for student conductors; the RLPO accompanies finalists in a major performance competition; and many of our musicians are visiting tutors and professors at the College.

Other Relationships

In 2013, the Institute of Cultural Capital (LJMU/UoL) led the AHRC funded In Harmony Liverpool Research Network; we are exploring collaborative opportunities with DARE (University of Leeds and Opera North) and share music education and talent development practice with Barbican Guildhall through their joint Creative Learning department.

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