Part of the Federation of Drama Schools, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow is a conservatoire of music, dance, drama, production and film and was founded in 1847. It is Scotland’s busiest performing arts venue with more than 500 public performances every year and has over 1000 lecturers, artists, tutors, coordinators, technicians and support staff who are some of the best production and performing artists in the UK. Formerly known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, it currently receives visits from artists like Nadine George, Nicola Benedetti, Giles Havergal, Sir James MacMillan and Jessica Cottis. The music teachers of the university are part of the national orchestras, film lecturers doing projects across the globe and its drama tutors working with professional companies. The teaching staffs of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have won several titles including the Music Tutor of the Year, British Composer Award, Gramophone Award, Jazz Educator of the Year and BBC Music Magazine Award. It consists of the School of Music, the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Film and the Junior Conservatoire for young people.