Sophie Manners, MPhil Music, 2006
Sophie currently works as a music teacher in London and graduated from Birmingham in 2004 with a BMus (Hons) before going on to complete an MPhil in Music (recently re-named MA by Research) here in 2006.
“I originally went into Arts Management, spending three years at the National Opera Studio as the Planning Coordinator. I then spent 9 months at the Royal Opera House as the Artistic Administrator for the OperaGenesis programme, before being promoted to a Producer in ROH. I was project managing productions of contemporary opera and dance in the Linbury Studio Theatre, Clore Studio and other venues in the Royal Opera House, as well as at external events as far reaching as Latitude Festival.
After six years working in the Arts, I decided on a career change, and have been teaching Music in a Senior School in South West London for nearly a year now. I am privileged to be able to enthuse young students about Music on a daily basis. I really enjoy being so closely involved in Music-making, and seeing young people take a keen interest in the subject. Being able to impart your own knowledge is tremendously exciting.”