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Young Musician Joins Junior RNCM

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Samantha Schofield from Year 7 has recently been awarded a place to study flute and piano at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. She has been playing the flute for four years and has already achieved Grade 5, and after playing piano for just one year she is at Grade 2.

Her passion for music inspired her to attend an Open Day at the RNCM. This led to an audition to show her current level of ability, during which she played some of her Grade 5 examination pieces and impressed the RNCM enough that they asked her to join the Junior RNCM in September. The RNCM receives a huge number of applications each year for the small number of places available, so it is a fantastic achievement for Samantha.

“I wanted to apply to the RNCM because it’s a very high-level school for music, and I thought it would be nice to get to in and play with the best people in Manchester,” she said.

The Junior RNCM takes place every Saturday and includes lessons and ensemble practices, as well as arranging performances at various locations throughout the north of England.

Samantha is currently a member of the School’s Intermediate Concert Band and Intermediate Flute Choir, and she is especially looking forward to becoming a member of the RNCM’s bands.

Samantha joins a number of other talented Girls’ Division students at the Junior RNCM: Sally Cowling and Chloe Tsang in Year 8, Vasudha Marthi from Year 11, and Year 12 student Fay Wan.

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Samantha plays both the piano and the flute

Samantha plays both the piano and the flute