Some big names in the Northern School of Music's summer course for 1957. Clifford Curzon (1907-1982, pianist) was a good friend of the school and supported them often. Michael Kennedy (1926-2014, music critic), was a close friend of the Royal Manchester College of Music down the road from the school and wrote for the Telegraph. Dorothy Pilling (1910-1998, composer, student and teacher at the Northern School of Music, teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music, co-founder of the Rhythmic School of Music in Todmorden) was an influential woman and used Dalcroze Eurhythmics in her teachings.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.