Director of Learning & Participation

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Nancy is Director of Learning & Participation for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group where she has worked since 2000.

A brief history

She studied classical trumpet at the RNCM with Murray Greig and Howard Snell and has an MA in Community Music from the University of York. From 1995-98 she worked in Ramallah, Palestine as a music and brass teacher at Ramallah Friends School and at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. 

She has conceived and led training programmes for musicians and early years practitioners for a range of organisations including: The London Symphony Orchestra; The Wigmore Hall; The Royal Scottish National Orchestra; and, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Fun facts

Nancy's first professional job at 17 was as a trumpet player, she played a fanfare at the Great Yorkshire Show for the entrance of the largest bullock in the UK named Frank, and his owner farmer Colin Newlove. 

She also keeps chickens. 

Best thing about working at BCMG?

"Getting to be creative nearly every day, whether that is working with children to compose new music or thinking about how to do that with researchers, teachers and composers."