Just in: Chetham’s head of music steps down

Just in: Chetham’s head of music steps down


norman lebrecht

June 08, 2018

Stephen Threlfall, director of music at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester through its most turbulent era, has announced plans to retire in September 2019.

Over 24 years, Threlfall has seen heads of school come and go as Chets weathered a storm of sexual abuse charges.

He will continue working with Chetham’s in a new capacity. Alun Jones, Chetham’s latest principal says, ‘I am delighted that Steve has agreed to remain closely involved with Chetham’s and to support me and the School as we investigate new opportunities for development at home and abroad.’


  • Chris Clift says:

    Have a great retirement Steve (mind September 2019 still seems a long time away!!)

    Looks like it will be time to dust off the footie boots next year