Rosie Whitfield

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Junior Guildhall
Head of Junior Guildhall
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Rosie has a wealth of experience as a performer, teacher and presenter. Her ability to captivate audiences and inspire young musicians stems from an unquestionable belief that music changes lives and underpins her unstoppable drive as a dedicated campaigner for music in education. Rosie was born in Liverpool, and went on to study oboe at the Royal College of Music achieving an Exhibition Award in her first year. She gained a PGCE from Durham University in 1996. As an experienced adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals, she regularly adjudicates in the UK and abroad, and has forged long-standing links with music schools across the globe. In her previous role as Director of Music at Whitgift School, Rosie’s educational initiatives involved thousands of young people from the local community. She was key in the development of the Whitgift International Music Competition and continues to use her experience to champion young musicians from around the world.