President: Elizabeth Stratford
SEOs: Dr Colin Parsons MBE, Bill Thomas
General Secretary: Paul Melville
Academic Registrar: Dr Kevin Morgan
Bursar: Derek Matthews
Patrons:Dame Dr Evelyn Glennie CH DBE, Revd Canon Beaumont Brandie MBE, Prof Dr Ian Tracey, Dr Carol Williams, Dr Kemp English, Scott Farrell, Donald MacKenzie, Elizabeth Stratford, Andrew Whelan, Peter Wright

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Malcolm ArcherPresident
Malcolm Archer

Distinguished cathedral organist and musician who has performed for State services, broadcasted from Wells and St Paul's cathedrals, and has played recitals in more than nine European countries. Malcolm is also a prominent composer, choir trainer and organ/composition teacher.

Bill ThomasSenior Executive Officer
Bill Thomas


Derek MatthewsBursar
Derek Matthews


Kevin MorganAcademic Registrar
Dr Kevin Morgan

After extensive study at Durham, London, Oxford and Cambridge, Kevin emerged with a prize-winning FRCO. Kevin broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and is a popular recitalist throughout Europe. Send an email

Paul MelvilleGeneral Secretary
Paul Melville

Paul has been a Member of the NMSM since it was formed, transferring his Fellowship of the LSM to a FNMSM. Since he retired he became Secretary to the Management Committee and also edits and produces the “new look” Annual Handbook and Summer Magazines.

Prof Dr Colin Parsons MBESenior Executive Officer (Principal Emeritus)
Prof Dr Colin H Parsons MBE

Colin is a founder of the NMSM and was awarded an MBE for services to music education and charity in 2009. Send an email

Colin PorterColin Porter
Chairman to the Management Committee

Colin is organist of Mossley Hill Parish Church Liverpool presiding at the 1874 Willis organ and Director of the Liverpool Festival Choir. He is a recitalist and plays for cathedral services around the country.


Michael Pretty

General Officer

Roger Watkinson


Christopher James Harding LL.B(Hons)(Lond), Barrister at Laws (London)

Stephen ThackerayWebsite
Stephen Thackeray

Stephen is a journalist and website designer. He has been organist and choirmaster of St Ambrose Church, Leyland for more than eight years and sings with a number of choirs. Send an email

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