Dr Jonathan Cole and William Mival each appointed to a Personal Chair in Composition at the Royal College of Music

Monday 22 July 2024

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has appointed Dr Jonathan Cole, Head of Composition, and William Mival, Composition professor, to Personal Chairs in Composition.

Royal College of Music Brass Faculty welcomes three new professors

Monday 15 July 2024

We are delighted to announce that horn player Zoë Tweed, trumpeter Christian Barraclough and trombonist Rupert Whitehead will join the Brass Faculty from September 2024.

Royal College of Music excels in National Student Survey

Thursday 11 July 2024

The Royal College of Music (RCM) achieved excellent results in the annual National Student Survey (NSS), excelling in teaching quality, learning opportunities and student voice.

His Majesty The Emperor of Japan visits the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 26 June 2024

His Majesty The Emperor of Japan today experienced the Royal College of Music’s unique blend of heritage and innovation.

Royal College of Music students perform at State Banquet for Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan

Wednesday 26 June 2024

Students from the Royal College of Music (RCM) had a unique opportunity to perform for Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan, Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla and Members of the Royal Family at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on 25 June 2024.

Explore the legacy of women in Sufi music and art in new Royal College of Music (RCM) Museum exhibition

Friday 31 May 2024

Opening on 18 June, Awaken: Sufi Music & Women of South Asia delves into the role of women in music, poetry and films associated with Sufism.

Gary Ryan appointed Head of Strings Faculty

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Gary Ryan has been appointed Head of Strings at the Royal College of Music and brings 'a wealth of experience’ to the role.

His Majesty King Charles III announced as Patron of the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 8 May 2024

We are honoured that King Charles III has chosen to become Patron of the Royal College of Music (RCM), continuing his longstanding relationship with the College.

Royal College of Music presents Holst’s masterpiece The Planets in debut performance at BBC Proms and Helsinki Festival

Thursday 25 April 2024

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Symphony Orchestra bring Gustav Holst’s dazzling depiction of a journey through space to the BBC Proms on 25 August and Helsinki Festival’s closing concert on 1 September, in collaboration with the Sibelius Academy.

Royal College of Music (RCM) takes centre stage at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall

Monday 22 April 2024

A series of three concerts at Wigmore Hall give audiences the opportunity to experience Royal College of Music musicians performing in this remarkable venue.

Royal College of Music ranked Global No. 1 for 3rd consecutive year

Wednesday 10 April 2024

The Royal College of Music has been ranked the Global No. 1 institution for Performing Arts for the third year running and earned the inaugural top spot for Music in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Royal College of Music Museum awarded major grant, recognising significant contribution to research

Tuesday 9 April 2024

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Museum has been awarded a grant of over £1.1 million over a five-year period from Research England’s Higher Education Museums, Galleries and Collections Fund, to support its work in advancing understanding of music culture through history and societies.

Royal College of Music showcases the future of music as students perform on some of the world’s most famous stages this summer

Wednesday 27 March 2024

From the Royal College of Music (RCM) concert halls to London’s Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall, the Summer 2024 Season boasts a range of performances from festivals and orchestral masterpieces to unique chamber works and new music by RCM composers.

Royal College of Music student composes for historic Commonwealth celebration

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Royal College of Music composition student Jack Ledger-Dowse’s new fanfare and anthem were premiered at 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth in Parliament.

The Big Give: Giving Back to Royal College of Music (RCM) Students

Monday 18 March 2024

The 2023 Big Give Christmas Challenge broke the previous year’s achievement for the 14th year running.

Innovative 3D models of historical instruments protect and promote rare instruments to new audiences

Thursday 22 February 2024

3D models of eight rare woodwind instruments protect against conservation concerns around the playability of historical instruments due to their fragility, allowing greater engagement opportunities for Royal College of Music students, professional musicians and Museum visitors.

Shaping a sustainable future in Royal College of Music Green Week 2024

Monday 26 February 2024

RCM Green Week takes place from 26 February to 1 March 2024, offering an opportunity to spotlight the College’s commitment to environmental sustainability and encourage students and staff to keep getting involved.

Groundbreaking Performance Laboratory unveiled at the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 23 January 2024

A new pioneering performance simulation facility pushes technology further than ever before at the Royal College of Music, as two new spaces combine state-of-the-art acoustic simulation technology with the visual graphics engines that drive the latest video games.

RCM composition students create bespoke soundscape for Kew Gardens spring festival

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Six RCM students will write new compositions that celebrate Kew’s unique landscape which will be played throughout the gardens as part of a brand-new spring festival.

Members of Royal College of Music community receive recognition in the 2024 King’s New Year Honours List

Thursday 4 January 2024

The 2024 New Year Honours List includes Victoria, Lady Robey HonRCM, Judith Weir FRCM and Sir Antonio Pappano HonDMus, as well as alumni including Laurence Cummings and Margaret Fingerhut and the next Director of the College, James Williams.

Royal College of Music ranked no 1 in the 2023/24 People & Planet University League table

Thursday 14 December 2023

For the second consecutive year, the Royal College of Music has achieved first place for universities with fewer than 5000 students in the People & Planet University League table.

The Royal College of Music presents four festivals and welcomes distinguished visiting artists in spring 2024

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Sir Antonio Pappano returns to the College to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra, and Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Imogen Cooper share their knowledge with students in the masterclass series

Success for RCM composers chosen for the prestigious LSO Soundhub scheme

Thursday 30 November 2023

Three out of the four places on the 2023/24 LSO Soundhub scheme have been awarded to RCM composers.

Royal College of Music makes a world premiere recording of music by Coleridge-Taylor

Monday 27 November 2023

The RCM Philharmonic's unique recording of Toussaint L'Ouverture features in the National Portrait Gallery

Royal College of Music’s pioneering arts research in South America

Monday 27 November 2023

How do music and the arts impact wellbeing in South American cities? Dr Tania Lisboa and researchers from the RCM’s Centre for Performance Science lead the way.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge: one gift, twice the impact

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Help unlock £60,000 of funding this festive season through the UK’s biggest digital match funding campaign.

Dame Sarah Connolly joins the Royal College of Music as vocal professor

Tuesday 7 November 2023

World-renowned mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly joins the RCM’s Vocal and Opera Faculty this month and will commence one-to-one teaching in September 2024.

Adam Walker and Nick Deutsch join the RCM Woodwind Faculty as Visiting Professors

Wednesday 1 November 2023

The Royal College of Music is pleased to announce that renowned flautist Adam Walker and distinguished oboist Nick Deutsch join the RCM Woodwind Faculty in Autumn 2023.

Principal positions in top UK orchestras won by Royal College of Music woodwind graduates

Thursday 5 October 2023

Five Royal College of Music clarinettists have secured positions with the UK’s leading orchestras.

New audience seating in the Royal College of Music’s beautiful Britten Theatre

Thursday 19 October 2023

Over summer 2023, the Royal College of Music refurbished the Britten Theatre, replacing all the audience seating to improve comfort levels and sight lines.

Royal College of Music teaching acknowledged as ‘Outstanding’, achieving the highest Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Thursday 28 September 2023

The Royal College of Music (RCM) achieved the highest rating of Gold for its outstanding teaching, delivery of student experience and outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023.

2023/24 RCM Fellowships announced

Thursday 21 September 2023

Selected via a competitive audition process, the list comprises some of today’s most talented young performers and academics.

Thomas Kelly awarded Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

Monday 18 September 2023

Pianist Thomas Kelly has been announced as the recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship for 2023-24, awarded by the Royal College of Music (RCM) and generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation (PLF).

Article on the discovery of a work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor receives prestigious award

Friday 15 September 2023

Jonathan Frank has been awarded the IAML Vladimir Fédorov Award for his article on the discovery of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Nourmahal’s Song in the RCM Library last year.

RCM announces global collaboration with leading music education platform Forte and Inspired Schools group

Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new global partnership with the industry-leading online platform Forte offering lessons with RCM teachers to students in the global Inspired Schools group.

Royal College of Music launch RCM Young Bassoon Programme

Monday 4 September 2023

Open to bassoonists aged 11-18, the programme is free and will take place on five Sundays throughout the academic year.

Royal College of Music welcomes world-leading artists as part of Autumn Season 2023

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Distinguished conductor Sir Andrew Davis makes his debut at the College, and world-renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang shares his expertise with students as part of the RCM's masterclass series.

Academic support and learning resources highly rated as National Student Survey (NSS) 2023 results revealed

Friday 11 August 2023

The Royal College of Music reflects a positive student experience and scoring above sector results in 6 of the 7 categories in this year's NSS results.

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