Swain, Alan

Alan has been teaching at RWCMD since 2008, the same year he took the Principal Bass Trombone position at Welsh National Opera. Before this Alan had positions with Orchestras in South Africa and Germany. Alan has played with most of the main orchestras in the UK along with Big Bands such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Squadronaires. Alan has played on the UK tours of Evita, Half a Sixpence, Oliver and Scrooge the Musical. In addition to his duties here at College and Junior College Alan teaches for the UK army and the Marines and is Musical Director for the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival with which he has students of all abilities. Alan is a former pupil from the Chethams School in Manchester and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Alan was awarded the Manchester Education Committee Junior Exhibition at the age of 10.