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date: 17 May 2022

Merrick, Prof. Linda free

Merrick, Prof. Linda free


Born Bristol 11 May 1963; d of Dennis Francis Merrick and Joyce Grace Merrick; m 2002, Dr Martin Ellerby, composer

Principal, Royal Northern College of Music, since 2013


Hengrove Sch., Bristol; Royal Acad. of Music (GRSM Hons 1984; LRAM 1982; ARAM 1998); Univ. of Reading (MMus 1995); Birmingham Conservatoire, Univ. of Central England (PhD 2004)


Hd, Music, LCM, 1997–2001; Royal Northern College of Music: Dir, Performance Studies and Sen. Tutor in Clarinet, 2001–02; Hd, Professional Performance Studies, 2002–04; Dep. Vice-Principal and Dir, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2004–06; Vice-Principal, 2006–12. Chair, Conservatoires UK, 2017–. Recordings include 30 CDs. FHEA 2004; FRNCM 2007; FLCM; FRSA. Hon. VCM 1984


Collaboration between Composer and Performers: British clarinet concertos 1990–2004, 2009


travel, French literature, films and film music, walking, swimming, cooking


Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

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