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Museum blog: Fun, facts and fiction

Friday 29 November 2019

How creating good stories and songs helps families with early years children engage with heritage and museum collections

Andrea Bocelli and Community Jameel give generous donation to RCM More Music Campaign

Monday 25 November 2019

On 23 November 2019, renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli, founder of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF), visited the Royal College of Music alongside Mohammed Jameel KBE, founder of Community Jameel.

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

Tuesday 12 November 2019

The Royal College of Music is proud to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, for the ninth year.

Royal College of Music launches Weibo channel

Tuesday 5 November 2019

The Royal College of Music has launched a dedicated channel on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo.

Numerous nominations for RCM composition students, staff and alumni for Ivors Academy Composer Awards 2019

Wednesday 30 October 2019

The shortlist for this year’s Ivors Academy Composer Awards includes 11 current and former students and staff from the Royal College of Music’s Composition Faculty.

RCM Museum offers unique opportunity to join Teacher Ambassador Programme

Thursday 10 October 2019

The RCM Museum is offering secondary school classroom teachers of music, history and art & design a unique opportunity to become part of the RCM Museum community through the Teacher Ambassador Programme 2019-20.

Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Il mondo della luna

Wednesday 25 September 2019

In the 50th anniversary year of the first lunar landing, the Royal College of Music is taking audiences to the moon and back with Haydn’s comic opera Il mondo della luna.

Two health-focused research projects funded at Royal College of Music

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Two new Royal College of Music research projects focusing on health and wellbeing have successfully secured funding ahead of the 2019/20 academic year.

Royal College of Music unveils newly transformed entrance

Wednesday 18 September 2019

The Royal College of Music has unveiled its newly transformed Entrance Hall and Foyer Hall.

Research project exploring migration and music wins AHRC grant

Wednesday 18 September 2019

A Royal College of Music research project into the effects of migration on music has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant of £900,000.

New two-year visas for international graduates

Tuesday 17 September 2019

The UK government has announced that international students starting their studies in 2020/21 will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduating.

Royal College of Music in collaboration with BBC Radio 3

Tuesday 10 September 2019

The Royal College of Music has partnered with BBC Radio 3 and the National Centre for Early Music to introduce the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Baroque Ensemble.

Royal College of Music launches autumn season with More Music concert series

Tuesday 6 August 2019

The Royal College of Music has launched its autumn season with a concert series designed to showcase the exceptional talent of RCM musicians.

Barrington Pheloung FRCM, 1954-2019

Friday 2 August 2019

Beloved composer and RCM alumnus Barrington Pheloung has passed away.

International competition success for Gemma Summerfield

Thursday 1 August 2019

Royal College of Music alumna Gemma Summerfield has won first prize in the prestigious Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino.

More Music: Make an Entrance Appeal

Monday 8 July 2019

The RCM has today launched the Make an Entrance Appeal to support the transformation of the Blomfield Building’s iconic entrance throughout summer 2019.

Alexia Sloane composes for the BBC Proms

Wednesday 12 June 2019

RCM Junior Department alumna composer Alexia Sloane has been commissioned to write a piece for this year’s BBC Proms.

BBC Radio 3 to broadcast RCM Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Zehetmair

Tuesday 11 June 2019

This Friday, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the RCM Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Simon Holt’s An icicle of moon and works by Mozart and Dvořák, conducted by Thomas Zehetmair.

RCM alumni recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Monday 10 June 2019

Royal College of Music alumnus Alfie Boe has been appointed OBE for services to music and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, alongside composer Anna Meredith and soprano Sophie Bevan, who each receive an OBE for services to music.

Royal College of Music top conservatoire in Guardian music league table

Monday 10 June 2019

The Royal College of Music is ranked number one conservatoire in the 2020 Guardian University Guide's music league table and third out of all UK institutions for music.

Museum blog: On a journey of discovery

Monday 3 June 2019

Lydia Baldwin explores the experiences and ideas shared by our Museum team and roadshow visitors as the RCM collection continues its travels.

April Koyejo-Audiger becomes Royal Opera House Link Artist

Friday 31 May 2019

Royal College of Music alumna April Koyejo-Audiger has been selected to join the Royal Opera House as a Link Artist for 2019/20.

YCAT success for George and Ben

Thursday 23 May 2019

RCM pianist George Harliono and RCM Junior Department alumnus Ben Goldscheider have been announced as YCAT Artists 2019.

Royal College of Music in collaboration with Tido Music

Tuesday 21 May 2019

The Royal College of Music has partnered with innovative music learning app Tido Music to offer a free one year subscription to the app for all RCM students.

Consone Quartet named as BBC New Generation Artists

Monday 20 May 2019

The Consone Quartet has been named in BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists list for 2019.

Royal Gala at Windsor Castle

Friday 17 May 2019

On Thursday 16 May 2019, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music (RCM), held a special gala concert at Windsor Castle.

2019/20 RCM Fellowships announced

Thursday 16 May 2019

Royal College of Music Director Professor Colin Lawson has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2019/20 academic year.

RCM in partnership with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra

Tuesday 14 May 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) this week welcomed the National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra from Canada, hosting a series of workshops and concerts and embarking on a partnership to enable further collaborative events in the future.

RCM Opera Studio presents Bernstein and Berkeley double bill

Wednesday 8 May 2019

The Royal College of Music Opera Studio is taking audiences back to the booming fifties this summer with a double bill of Bernstein’s sardonic Trouble in Tahiti and Berkeley’s delightful comedy of manners, A Dinner Engagement.

RCM celebrates royal bicentenary with all things brass at the Great Exhibition Road Festival

Tuesday 7 May 2019

This summer, 20 South Kensington institutions, including the RCM, are opening their doors for two days of free science, arts and culture events.

Museum blog: Diversity matters

Friday 26 April 2019

Opening up access to music is one of the most important challenges faced by musical institutions today. We were delighted to be awarded a grant by the Museum of London Diversity Matters programme

RCM Junior Department triumphs in Moscow

Friday 5 April 2019

RCM Junior Department pianist Jacky Xiaoyu Zhang has been named joint winner of the III Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition.

RCM Summer Season 2019: Vladimir Jurowski, Maxim Vengerov and an opera double-bill of Bernstein and Berkeley

Wednesday 3 April 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is pleased to present a vibrant programme of concerts and events for its 2019 Summer Season.

Virtual Conservatoire delivers simultaneous performances of Otis and Eunice across two cities

Monday 1 April 2019

Otis and Eunice was the culmination of the Virtual Conservatoire project, committed to creating new potential for live performance and performing arts collaboration.

RCM alumna’s world premiere brings young musicians together at the Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Over the past two months the Royal College of Music (RCM) has welcomed hundreds of children through its doors for massed rehearsals in the lead up to the world premiere performance of CONVO at the Royal Albert Hall.

President’s Visit 2019

Wednesday 6 March 2019

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today visited the Royal College of Music’s new building development during an annual visit to the institution, of which he is President.