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Royal College of Music

Archived: Development & Alumni Engagement

Founded in 1882 the Royal College of Music has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; instrumentalists such as James Galway, John Lill and Natalie Clein.

On 15 April 2015, the Royal College of Music (RCM), announced plans to transform its building in the heart of London’s South Kensington. This is a key priority of an ambitious campaign, “More Music: Reimagining the RCM” which will seek support for its estates plans, scholarships and its community outreach.

To achieve the ambitious levels of funding required to turn this vision into a reality, the recently appointed Director of Development and Alumni Engagement has put in place a new team structure and robust development strategy.

The aim is to bring Development at the RCM to the same world class standard as its teaching. This will be achieved by forming a talented, skilled, motivated and committed fundraising team.

The new structure will allow the RCM to:

• establish a stronger foundation for future income activities;

• have a focused operational and administrative team to support development;

• elevate the major gifts function to deliver 6-7 figure gifts from individuals and trusts;

• centralise the regular giving programme to streamline patrons schemes, lower level and renewable scholarships and legacies.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Development and Alumni team at the College as they embark on this ground breaking campaign.

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The Royal College of Music is an equal opportunities employer.