File RMCM/E/4/14 - General correspondence 1956/7

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GB GB1179 RMCM-RMCM/E-RMCM/E/4-RMCM/E/4/14

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General correspondence 1956/7

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  • Sep 1956-Aug 1957 (Creation)

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Administrative correspondence of Cox and Miss Redhead. Subjects and correspondents include accounts presented for payment at Council meetings; advertisements; arrangements for Associated Board exams; financial matters; the establishment of a School of Music by Birmingham City Council; individual students, alumni and teachers; the BBC; the Carl Rosa Trust; proposed tour of Denmark for English music students under the auspices of Det Danske Selskab; scholarships to be awarded by local education authorities; arrangements for dancers from The Hammond School, Chester, for performances of "William Tell"; insurance; the proposed centre for vocal students, singers and actors under the auspices of the Arts Council; restoration of keyboard instruments from the Henry Watson collection; the Hallé Centenary Festival; masterclass arranged by Ibbs & Tillett; Guadgnini violin (which once belonged to Brodsky) given to the College by Mrs Leonora Ireland in 1947; laryngological research proposed by Professor Victor Lambert; the deferment of National Service by students; the Feis Maitiú; the College President; Leonard Behrens; soloists for amateur music group events; Associated Board examinations; insurance; individual students, alumni and staff including references (Heddle Nash); scholarships; purchase of equipment; grants from local authorities and other financial matters; gifts of music; the training of music teachers (Burnham Committee); proposed gift of a letter from Hallé to his grand-daughter Cecile (later Sartoris); co-ordination with other institutions including the National Youth Orchestra, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, the Northern School of Music (with initial approach regarding amalgamation) and the University of Manchester; the deferment of National Service by students; the Treasurer. With summary of miscellaneous correspondence (original letters apparently not retained, but date, correspondent and subject noted).

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