Official magazine of the Northern School of Music, covering the academic year 1953-54
This particular publication highlights the growing popularity of the school, its progression and the obstacles that accompany this, a precursor to the future developments to come. The editorial vividly describes the lack of space and resources for students and staff, noting the common sight of ‘violin lessons in the secretary’s office’, ‘trumpet lesson in the student’s study or a trombone lesson in the staff canteen’. Former head teacher and founder of the NSM Ida Carroll notes the increased total of 9 to 560 students in 30 years.
1954 marked the first generation of graduates of the Northern School of Music awarded with said status. Further expression of the School’s progress over the years is detailed on page five with ‘The Work of the Northern School of Music’ – Ida Carroll’s contribution to “Music in Manchester” by South Manchester Halle Club.
Numerous concerts and public events are also included, with the annual picnic, Christmas and Opera party providing an insight into student life at the Northern School of Music.
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Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.