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Welcome to Upbeat!

RCM Director, Professor Colin Lawson, introduces the autumn edition of Upbeat magazine.

Royal College of Music More Music Campaign surpasses target

The decade-long fundraising Campaign has drawn to a close, thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

In pictures: Remembering our Patron, The late Queen

Upbeat looks back at some of The Queen's visits to the Royal College of Music since the 1940s.

Interview: Performing A Sea Symphony

Upbeat hears from two RCM soloists about their recent performance in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.

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

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

Student voices: Meet the Students' Union

Find out how this year’s RCM Students' Union representatives are doing things differently. 

RCM Museum opens state-of-the-art research facility

The Wolfson Centre in Music & Material Culture is now open to the public.

Jane Barker CBE FRCM appointed RCM Vice President

After 15 years on the RCM Council, Jane Barker was appointed Vice President in December 2021.

Immersed in sound: Inside the Digital Innovation Lab

Composition professor Mike Ladouceur takes us on a tour of the RCM’s new industry-leading studio.

RCM Bocelli-Jameel Scholar performs in front of the Pyramids of Giza

Laura Mekhail performed as part of an event celebrating access to arts education.

Unveiling The Carne Room

The Royal College of Music has unveiled the newly named Carne Room, in recognition of nearly two decades of support from Philip Carne MBE HonRCM.

RCM Sparks and scholarships supported by £100,000 donation

The gift from Jane Avery in memory of Robert Avery, whose family fled persecution in Europe, will support the RCM’s outreach work.

Student updates

Our students have had a busy Autumn Term filled with many exciting new achievements.

Staff updates

Meet our new academic staff members and discover the projects our professors are pursuing outside of College.

Alumni updates

Keep up to date with the latest news from our global alumni community.

In memory

Remembering and celebrating the lives of former students, staff and others associated with the Royal College of Music.

Thank you to our supporters

Acknowledging the generous donors who make our work possible.

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