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Contents FEATURES


8 Leading by example Leadership students Preetha and Rachael on their course


13 A view from the stalls Audience members Mr & Mrs Rebak see the School from a different angle


14 Careful planning and biding time Kate Royal on her journey so far and plans for the future


Editorial NEWS


4 Back by popular demand Guildhall School scarves available once more


8 Musical Chairs Senior staff changes in Music and Drama


10 Competitions, prizes and awards


12 Milton Court update Construction work begins


Welcome to the Autumn/Winter issue of Guildhall School News.


A great deal has happened at the School since our last issue. The summer term was packed with events, competitions and prizes: the Gold Medal competitions, the Junior Guildhall Lutine Prize, and the summer musical, Curtains, with its sold- out Gala performance. We have seen changes to senior staff in both Music and Drama and we bid a fond farewell to Sue Thornton, who retires this summer. Meanwhile, contracts have been signed and construction work has begun on the School’s new facilities on the Milton Court site.


17 What a term! Junior Guildhall Wind Brass & Percussion have had an exciting term


18 Les Noces tour journal Janet Farmer leads us on a 1700km tour with 38 students


26 Obituaries ALUMNI COMMUNITY PAGES


21 Kathleen Ferrier Awards success


22 Over to You Messages from our alumni


23 Reunions Recent and Coming Up


24 Class Notes Alumni News


In this issue you will also find several personal perspectives on the School, its training and its performances. Two Leadership students discuss some of the opportunities and challenges that have arisen from their course; Kate Royal tells us how valuable her studies at Guildhall were; Mr & Mrs Rebak describe the view from the stalls; and Janet Farmer takes us on tour with 38 students!


The Alumni Pages are full of celebrations – reunions that have happened recently and plans for those to come, and news of alumni successes at work (including Kathleen Ferrier, Tony, Classical Brits and Stage Management Association Awards).


If you have something that you would like us to include in the next issue, Spring/Summer 2011, email your news with an accompanying photograph to editorial@gsmd.ac.uk by 31 January 2011.


Best wishes, Editorial Group


Rachel Dyson (Editor), Alumni Relations Manager Deborah MacCallum, Director of Corporate & Student Affairs Jo Hutchinson, Marketing & Communications Manager Duncan Barker, Head of Development Phylip Harries & Richard Grosse, Falconbury Ltd Contact: editorial@gsmd.ac.uk


The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is


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Rachel Dyson Editor


(Please note, we cannot guarantee to include everything that we receive and we reserve the right to edit submissions.)


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