RSNO appoints new Director of Learning and Engagement

Royal Scottish National Orchestra welcomes Andy Stevenson to lead education and community programmes.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has made a significant new appointment to further develop its learning and engagement capacity throughout Scotland. Andy Stevenson will join the organisation on 17 May 2021. Andy is committed to closing the gap in music provision and engagement created by social deprivation. Having studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University, Andy advanced his expertise in music education and the wider role of music in Scottish culture through his role as a secondary school music teacher in Glasgow. Andy specialises in providing enriching music experiences to people from all backgrounds, through his teaching practice and direction of ensembles and international tours for young people, as well as his work within and across communities.

New RSNO Director of Learning and Engagement Andy Stevenson: “The opportunity to work with the RSNO’s musicians and staff, to ensure that everyone in Scotland has access to inspiring orchestral experiences, is one that greatly excites me and I look forward to bringing my educational experience and creativity to the Director of Learning and Engagement role. Scotland’s arts sector has so much to offer its citizens, particularly in light of the past year and the recent challenges we have all faced. I can’t wait to join the team and get started.”

RSNO Chief Executive Alistair Mackie: “Andy’s experience of frontline education and community work will prove invaluable to the RSNO. We look forward to welcoming him to our team as we prepare to return to live performance. Andy’s appointment will extend our reach, build new creative partnerships, and create broader and deeper engagement with Scotland’s communities.”