Ronald Frost , BMus, FRMCM, FRCO, Hon RSCM, FRSA, was born in Bury, Lancashire and educated in the town’s Grammar School. He won the Kirtland Organ Scholarship to the Royal Manchester College of Music in 1951 and studied there with Harold M. Dawber, FRMCM, FRCO. During his studies he was awarded a Lancashire County Major Scholarship and the Meadowcroft Exhibition for Organ Playing. Ronald is a double “Limpus” prize winner of the Royal College of Organists (for ARCO in 1953 and FRCO in 1955). In 1954 he graduated ARMCM (Performer’s Diploma with distinction), was awarded the coveted Royal Manchester Institution Medal for Organ Playing with the Percy Heywood Certificate, and graduated BMus (in composition) of Durham University.
In 1955, at the conclusion of his studies, Ronald Frost was appointed to the staff of the Royal Manchester (now Northern) College of Music and was Director of Studies from 1968 to 1971.From 1971 he has been Principal Lecturer in Organ, Keyboard Musicianship and Harmony & Counterpoint at the Royal Northern College . Ronald Frost was honoured by being elected FRMCM in 1971 and Hon RSCM in 1973 for distinguished services to secular and church music.