Date Posted... Mar 10th 2023

New Director of Music

Truro School is delighted to announce that Richard Osmond will take up the post of Director of Music in September 2023.

Richard has very extensive experience of music leadership in Schools. This will be his third Director of Music post, having held the role at the co-educational Bristol Grammar School and more recently at Haberdashers’ School in London.

Before embarking on his teaching career, Richard studied at Cambridge University and McGill in Canada and is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, having been an organ scholar at both Magdalene Cambridge and Christ Church Cathedral in Canada.

An enthusiastic cyclist and amateur photographer, Richard is pleased to be returning to the West Country to invest his extensive experience and skills into the Director of Music role and to develop the school’s outstanding musical partnership work and wider ambitions.

Richard joins Truro School to continue the superb work of our current Director of Music, Martin Palmer, who retires at the end of this academic year after 19 years at the school.

Truro School Head, Mr Andy Johnson, said, “We are a School that is passionate about both musical excellence and the widest range of musical engagement and education for all.  Richard shares these passions and his appointment is very exciting for our community. He is well placed to build on immensely strong foundations and to lead the musical life and ambitions of our School forwards at a truly exciting time. The profile of music in our School has never been stronger, the relationship between music and wellbeing has never been more important, and the opportunities for ever more musical partnership with the wider community excite us all. We look forward to welcoming Richard in September, and take this opportunity to thank Martin Palmer for his many years of dedicated and inspirational leadership.”

Richard commented, “I am delighted to be joining Truro School at this important time in its musical journey. Music is clearly at the forefront of both the school’s vision and its interaction with the wider community. Having the opportunity to be part of that vision and to share and celebrate music with everyone is immensely exciting: I am very much looking forward to September.”