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RSAMD
RSAMD

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), founded in 1845 by the Glasgow Educational Association, is a university of music and drama in Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated in the city centre, on Renfrew Street, just north of Sauchiehall Street. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Sauchiehall Street is one of the main shopping/business streets in Glasgow city centre. ...


Research degrees, MPhil and PhD, undertaken at the RSAMD are validated and awarded by the University of St Andrews in Fife. The RSAMD is a member of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... PhD usually refers to the academic title Doctor of Philosophy PhD can also refer to the manga Phantasy Degree This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... St Marys College Bute Medical School St Leonards College[5][6] Affiliations 1994 Group Website http://www. ... This article is about the area in Scotland. ... The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music or ABRSM is an educational body that provides examinations in music. ...


The present principal is the trumpet player John Wallace, and Lord Vallance of Tummel is chairman of the board of governors. The trumpet is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Big John Wallace was a bassist and backup singer with Harry Chapin starting in 1971. ...

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History

The RSAMD has been located in its current, purpose built location on Renfrew Street in Glasgow since 1988. However, its origins begin with the establishment of the Glasgow Educational Association in 1845. For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...


Glasgow Educational Association

The Glasgow Educational Association was formed in 1845 by a group of young Glasgow business men with the intention of creating, for themselves and others, an instructional institution providing courses as an alternative to Glasgow University. On the 3rd of December that year a Committee was chosen in a public meeting and the Association was reformed as the Glasgow Commercial College. The Glasgow Commercial College's first class was a lecture on logic delivered by Reverend James Paterson in February 1846 in Anderson's University. It was proposed that the Glasgow Commercial College become part of a larger educational institution and in 1847 it was succeeded by the establishment of the Glasgow Athenaeum. The University of Glasgow is the largest of the three universities in Glasgow, Scotland. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Strathclyde (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a university in Glasgow, Scotland. ...


The Glasgow Athenaeum

The Glasgow Athenaeum was established on 1847 to provide young men in Glasgow with training in commercial skills, literature, languages, sciences, mathematics and music. Its inaugural speech was given by Charles Dickens, in which he stated that he regarded the Glasgow Athenaeum as "an educational example and encouragement to the rest of Scotland". Initially the Glasgow Athenaeum was resident in the Glasgow Assembly Rooms, but moved to a purpose built building on Buchanan Street, designed by architect John James Burnet, in 1888. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... “Dickens” redirects here. ... Buchanan Street looking southward. ... Sir John James Burnet (1857 - 1938) , son of the architect John Burnet was born in Glasgow. ...


Also in 1888, the commercial teaching of the Glasgow Athenaeum separated to form a new institution called the Athenaeum Commercial College. The Athenaeum Commercial College continued to reside in the Athenaeum building on Buchanan street. It became an incorporated company in 1915 and changed its name to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Commercial College (Incorporated). In 1932 it relocated to newly built premises on Pitt Street in Glasgow. In 1955 the institution changed name again to the Scottish College of Commerce, and in 1964 it merged with the Royal College of Science and Technology to form the University of Strathclyde. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Royal College of Science and Technology was a predecessor organization of The University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. It was merged with the Scottish College of Commerce to form the University in 1964. ... The University of Strathclyde (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a university in Glasgow, Scotland. ...


The Glasgow Athenaeum (Limited) School of Music

On the 15th of September 1890 the remainder of the Glasgow Athenaeum Ltd, following the separation of the commercial teaching, became the Glasgow Athenaeum School of Music. Despite the name change, the institution continued to teach other residual Glasgow Athenaeum subjects until 1929, at which time the institution changed name again to the Scottish National Academy of Music. It was also in this year that the Academy introduced its first course to train music teachers, a Diploma in Musical Education. Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ...


In 1944 King George VI approved a Royal Prefix for the academy and it became known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) (December 14, 1895 - February 6, 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952. ...


The Glasgow College of Dramatic Art

In 1950 the Royal Scottish Academy of Music established a new drama department entitled the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art. This department began training actors, director and technicians awarding a Diploma in Dramatic Art or a Diploma in Speech and Drama. The latter was awarded in conjunction with a Certificate in Dramatic Studies awarded by the University of Glasgow and contained an educational element. The college became the first UK drama school to contain a full, broadcast specification television studio in 1962. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Master of Theology (MTh) Dentistry Nursing Affiliations Russell Group Universitas 21 Website http://www. ... A Drama School is a higher education college which specialises in the vocational teaching of drama. ... A television studio is an installation in which television or video productions take place, either for live television, for recording live on tape, or for the acquisition of raw footage for postproduction. ...


The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

In 1968 the Royal Scottish Academy of Music changed its name to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, intended to reflect the range of subjects being offered. The RSAMD continued to reside in the Glasgow Athenaeum building, which by this time had expanded into further premises on Buchanan Street and West Nile Street, including the adjacent premises of the Glasgow Liberal Club, until moving to its current premises on Renfrew Street in 1987. During the intervening years the RSAMD had introduced its first degree courses, which were validated by the University of Glasgow, in 1983 the Diploma in Speech and Drama became the BA (Dramatic Studies). However, in 1993 the RSAMD became the first UK conservatoire to be granted its own degree awarding powers. Master of Theology (MTh) Dentistry Nursing Affiliations Russell Group Universitas 21 Website http://www. ... A conservatoire is a college or university school of music. ...


In 1998 the RSAMD premises were expanded by the opening of the Alexander Gibson Opera School. The Alexander Gibson Opera School was officially opened by Dame Janet Baker, who had also laid the foundation stone for the Refrew Street building in 1984.


Until 2004 the President of the academy was Dame Judi Dench when Sir Cameron Mackintosh took the position. Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946) is a successful British theatrical producer. ...


YouthWorks

The RSAMD's Junior Academies of Music and Drama, provides instrumental and theory lessons to young musicians and actors of school age every Saturday during term-time. Students come from all over Scotland and the North of England. The RSAMD's programmes of youth music and drama is much envied throughout Europe. A typical Saturday at RSAMD YouthWorks Music starts at around 9.00am with the morning including choir, a theory and musicianship class and the principal study lesson. Although individual lessons continue throughout the day, the afternoon is mainly given over to a wide variety of orchestral and chamber music rehearsals. Its definitely a busy day, but lots of fun too, and there is plenty of time to make new friends. RSAMD YouthWorks Drama continues to develop and expand offering quality drama, theatre and film educational opportunities to young people. For 2006/2007 there is a broad range of weekly classes, projects and performances available.


Famous alumni

Music

Moira Anderson (born 5 June 1938 in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish singer. ... Martyn Bennett (February 17, 1971 – January 30, 2005) was a Scottish musician who was born in St. ... Celtic Fusion is a broad umbrella term for modern music which incorporates traditional Celtic influences, or Celtic music which incorporates modern music. ... James Campbell was, and through his estate continues to be, one of the wealthiest landowners in Hawaii. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... Gordon Cree (born 14th July 1977) is a renowned arranger, orchestrator, conductor and composer. ... Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland) is an Academy Award nominated Scottish musician and film score composer. ... A score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... Lady Marion Anne Fraser, LT (born 17 October 1932) is a figure of note in Scotland, particularly in church and music circles. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Scottish Opera was founded in 1962 and is based in Glasgow. ... Sir Alexander Gibson, (January 11, 1926 - January 14, 1995) was an orchestral and opera music director and conductor. ... Roddy Lorimer (b. ... David McVicar (1967, Glasgow) is a Scottish opera and theatre director. ... Professor Neil Mackie (born Aberdeen) CBE, CStJ, FRSE, FRCM, FRSAMD is a Scottish tenor. ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Margaret Anne Marshall OBE (born January 4, 1949, Stirling) is a Scottish soprano who has appeared in a number of operatic performances. ... This article is about the singing voice part. ... Marina Nadiradze (born 1978) is a Georgian pianist. ... Ian Parker, (born in Irvine, Ayrshire, sw Scotland on the 26 November 1953) is a Scottish keyboard player. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... Andy Stewart (1933 - 1993) was a Scottish singer and entertainer. ...

Drama

Billy Boyd (born 28 August 1968 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actor most widely known for playing Peregrin Took (Pippin), in the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) and Barrett Bonden in Peter Weirs film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). ... Joseph Brady (October 9, 1928, Glasgow - June 12, 2001) was a Scottish actor. ... Robert Carlyle OBE (born April 14, 1961) is an acclaimed Scottish film actor best known for his performances as psychopaths or killers. ... Tom Conti (born November 22, 1941) is a Scottish actor. ... Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish actor best known for his film roles of Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United and on the stage with his Tony Award-winning performance as the Emcee in the highly successful revival of Cabaret. ... Curran as Marcus Corvinus in Underworld: Evolution Tony Curran (born 13 December 1968, in Glasgow) is a Scottish actor. ... Henry Ian Cusick (born April 17, 1967) is an Emmy nominated actor of stage, television, and motion pictures. ... Louise Delamere (born 1974) is a British actress most famous as Lia in the Channel 4 comedy drama, No Angels. ... Valerie Edmond (born Edinburgh, 1971) is a Scottish actress. ... James Fleet is a British actor, most famous for his role as the bumbling and well-meaning Tom in the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral, a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... Michelle Gomez (born 21 April 1971 in Glasgow [1]) is a Scottish actress best known for her comedy roles in Green Wing and The Book Group where she specialises in madcap and weird characters such as Sue White in Green Wing. ... Aneirin Hughes Aneirin Hughes (born Aneurin Hughes) is a Welsh actor and singer. ... John Hannah (born April 23, 1962) is a Scottish actor from East Kilbride. ... Aneirin Hughes Aneirin Hughes (born Aneurin Hughes) is a Welsh actor and singer. ... Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Denis Lawson (born September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland), is a Scottish actor. ... Jimmy Logan, (4 April 1928 - 13 April 2001), born James Short in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland. ... Angela Lonsdale is an English actress best known for playing policewoman Emma Taylor on Coronation Street. ... James Andrew McAvoy (April 21, 1979[1]) is a BAFTA-winning Scottish actor. ... Neve McIntosh, Scotish actress born on January 1, 1972 in Paisley, Scotland. ... David McVicar (1967, Glasgow) is a Scottish opera and theatre director. ... Daniela Nardini (1968 – ) is a Scottish actress, best known for her role as Anna Forbes in the BBC tv series This Life. ... Bill Paterson is a Scottish actor who has appeared in many films, plays and television series. ... Ian William Richardson CBE (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor best known for playing the Machiavellian politician Francis Urquhart in the House of Cards trilogy for the BBC. // Born in Edinburgh, Richardson was educated at Balgreen Primary School and Tynecastle High School in the city,[1... Paul Riley is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in the Scottish comedy series Still Game and Chewin the Fat. ... Dawn Anne Steele was born on December 11th, 1975 in Glasgow, Scotland. ... David Tennant is the stage name of David John McDonald (born 18 April 1971), a Scottish actor from Bathgate, West Lothian, best known for portraying the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the television series Doctor Who. ... Ruby Wax (born Ruby Wachs on April 19, 1953) is an American comedienne who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s. ...

Fellows

A fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama can use FRSAMD after their name.

  • Billy Connolly
  • Hester Dickson
  • Jimmy Durrant
  • Tom Fleming
  • Isobel Fowler
  • John Maxwell Geddes
  • Robert Inglis
  • Ian Horsbrugh
  • Annie Lennox
  • Sir David Lumsden
  • Jan McDonald
  • Patricia MacMahon
  • Professor Neil Mackie, tenor; head of vocal studies at the Royal College of Music
  • Dr June Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair
  • Kurt Hans Goedicke, Fellow of Timpani and Percussion
  • Francis Reid - Acclaimed lighting designer, author, and educator

William Billy Connolly, CBE, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter, and actor. ... Tom Fleming, CVO, OBE, FRSAMD (born June 29, 1927) is a Scottish actor, director, and poet, and a television and radio commentator for the BBC. Flemings acting career began in 1945. ... Annie Lennox (born Ann Lennox on 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician and vocalist. ... Professor Neil Mackie (born Aberdeen) CBE, CStJ, FRSE, FRCM, FRSAMD is a Scottish tenor. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

Notable staff

Kevin Bowyer (born 1961 in Southend-on-Sea) is an English organist, known for his prolific recording career and his interest in playing unusual, modern and difficult compositions. ... Dr James MacMillan (born on July 16, 1959) is a Scottish classical composer. ... Gordon McPherson was born in Dundee in 1965. ...

See also

University of Glasgow Founded in 1928 and endowed by the gift of William Guthrie Gardiner and Sir Frederick Crombie Gardiner, shipowners in Glasgow. ... A theatre that belonged to the people of Glasgow, separate and distinct from the London repertory companies, and one made accessible and affordable to all audiences. ... The city of Glasgow, Scotland, has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums that include those devoted to transport, religion, and modern art. ... Addressing the haggis during Burns supper: Fair fa your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin-race! The culture of Scotland is the national culture of Scotland. ... List of further and higher education colleges in Scotland is a list of further education and higher education colleges in Scotland. ... The Tannahill Weavers Scotland is internationally known for its traditional music, which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th century, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music. ... This article is intended to show a timeline of the history of Glasgow, Scotland, up to the present day. ... The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music or ABRSM is an educational body that provides examinations in music. ... Conservatoires UK is a group that represents seven British conservatoires. ... Academy of Music is College or university school of music. ...

External links

  • RSAMD home page

References

  • Scottish Higher Education Archives
  • Glasgow University Archive Service

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