Stephanie Maitland Mezzo soprano, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester I cannot thank The Cross Trust enough for its support towards my Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music. Without the Trust's support, I would not have been able to attend this wonderful institution. My technique has improved under the tuition of my teacher and with the help of the whole vocal department. My time spent at the RNCM has taught me the essential skills required to start a career in opera and I would not be able to go off into the world if it had not been for The Cross Trust supporting me through my studies. Thank you!