The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has announced the appointment of Sue Sturrock as its President 2017/18.
Sturrock is a former Director of Communications at the Royal College of Music, her alma mater, and founder-director of Music Talks.
She will lead the UK professional body for musicians at a critical time of great change, both within the music sector and in the broader national and international context.
“It is a privilege to be appointed President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians for 2017-18. In these changing times, it is good to know that the ISM will continue to be a beacon of stability, delivering essential services and support to its 8,000 members and leadership to the profession as a whole,” commented Sturrock.
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“As a member I see the first rate work of the ISM, work which is every bit as relevant and crucial as when the Society was founded in 1882.”
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM, added: “We are delighted to welcome Sue Sturrock as ISM President 2017/18. The breadth of her experience as a music professional working in a wide range of settings makes her a natural choice to be President of the ISM in these unpredictable times.”
Sturrock is the former Director of Communications at her alma mater, the Royal College of Music, where she established the community programme which now flourishes as RCM Sparks and founded the RCM’s Woodhouse Professional Development Centre, the unit which supports young performers as they develop the qualities to thrive in a highly demanding profession.
She is the founder-director of Music Talks (founded in 2013), an organisation presenting events and courses on classical music. She is also an arts consultant with a current portfolio including strategic planning, mentoring and fundraising.