Monday, February 11, 2013
RNCM and Chethem's Join the Catholic Church, BBC, and Penn State
Reports in Great Britain make it quite clear that more than a decade ago, the Royal Northern College of Music hired a string teacher with a known history of sexually harassing, abusing, or assaulting his female students. Even though one of its professors challenged the head of the college, even though he went to the school's board of directors-equivalent. Even though they received letters from people outside the college who knew the instructor's reputation.
Chethem's music school also hired and kept a couple of teachers with similar histories. One was just convicted of criminal acts - and one of the women he'd abused as a child committed suicide after giving testimony against him.
I'm not going to link to all of the articles. Jessica Duchen is on it; follow her blog for links and her own thoughtful responses.