Former Director of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Dies

By Francisco Salazar

Former Director of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Dr. John Cranmer has died.

The school released a statement noting, “We were sorry to hear that our former Director of Music Dr. John Cranmer passed away last week. John was a respected and popular member of the College community who will be greatly missed. We send our condolences to his family and friends, from all at RWCMD.”

Cranmer served as director of music from 2011 to 2018 and was just 60.

Former students took to social media to praise Cranmer for his “supportive” work and for his love of “early music and keyboard instruments as well as contemporary music.”