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Editorial Autumn 2022

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Welcome to the autumn edition of Upbeat, as we reflect on the start of a new academic year.

This Autumn Term began unlike any other in our history, as we joined the nation in mourning The late Queen. In this issue, we pay tribute to our Patron, sharing fond memories of her visits to College over the years.

Also in Upbeat:  

Students in the spotlight

New innovations on campus

Fundraising news

Our RCM Community

  • Meet new RCM Vice President Jane Barker, who was recently appointed by the former Prince of Wales after 15 years of service on the RCM Council.
  • Keep abreast of all the news from RCM students, staff and alumni, as they share their recent updates.
  • Join us in paying tribute to the lives of former RCM students, professors and supporters in our In memory feature.

As ever, we would love to hear news of your recent projects and collaborations. The next edition of Upbeat will be published online in March – please send your updates for the next issue to news@rcm.ac.uk by Friday 27 January.

And, finally, do keep a look out over the coming weeks for announcements of forthcoming public events in the Spring Term. I do hope you’ll be able to join us either in person or for one of our livestreamed performances in the new year.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season ahead.

Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM, Director

Colin Lawson

Professor Colin Lawson is the Director of the Royal College of Music.