Executive Director

Rosemary Johnson has been running the RPS since 1998. She has over 30 years experience in the arts and has a particular interest in new music, marketing and promotion. She has previously worked for English National Opera, the Society for the Promotion of New Music and Chester Music Publishers. 

Rosemary read music at Nottingham University and in 1992 she was a Winston Churchill Memorial Scholar, researching Composer Residency Schemes in the USA (where she met her husband!). She is a former Trustee of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, has served as an artistic advisor to the ENO Studio, and is currently a member of the Cheltenham Festival artistic advisory panel.  She also acts as a juror on panels for the PRS for Music Foundation and for the BASCA Composer Awards. She received a Classic FM Award for outstanding services to music in 2001.

Favourite performance memories include singing for Leonard Bernstein and for Claudio Abbado as a member of the London Symphony Chorus.

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Susan Bullock, Soprano: The work of the RPS is tireless and thanks to the Society, so many people have come to learn about, perform and understand music to the highest level.


Sing Up! won the RPS 2010 Education Award in for introducing high quality singing to millions of children in English primary schools.