London Higher is pleased to welcome our newest member, Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The eighth new member to join us this year, Guildhall School brings a vibrant, international community of staff and students. Ranked number one in Arts, Drama & Music by the Complete University Guide 2023, and one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022, Guildhall School delivers world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies and ensembles.
Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer, London Higher said:
“At London Higher we are pleased to be growing our creative arts members to reflect London’s status as the creative capital of the world and are proud to be welcoming one of the top global performing arts institutions as one of them.
The creative industries are a key driver of London’s economy. The wealth of talent nurtured by our creative members such as Guildhall School of Music & Drama will help ensure London remains one of the most creative cities in the world.”
Professor Jonathan Vaughan, Principal, Guildhall School of Music & Drama said:
“I am delighted that Guildhall School is joining London Higher at such a significant time of growing uncertainty and challenge for the sector. The potent blend of large universities represented alongside small specialist creative institutions, establishes a powerful and authoritative voice of advocacy for the capital’s HEIs.”
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- About Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Ranked as number one in Arts, Drama & Music by the Complete University Guide 2023, one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022), as well as the number one higher education institution in the Guardian University Guide music league table, we deliver world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies and ensembles.
A global leader in creative and professional practice, we promote innovation, experiment and research, and are also one of the UK’s leading providers of lifelong learning in the performing arts, offering inspiring training for children, young people, adult learners, and creative and business professionals.