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.

RCM’s Head of Keyboard, Professor Vanessa Latarche, to advise the Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Monday 7 August 2023

Professor Vanessa Latarche will provide artistic expertise and offer support and guidance to the foundation and assist in the development of their Young Scholars.

James Williams announced as the next Director of the Royal College of Music

Thursday 6 July 2023

Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Williams, will join the RCM as Director on 1 September 2024.

Royal College of Music graduates create innovative database spotlighting women in music

Wednesday 28 June 2023

The Corelia Project is a new database which increases the visibility and searchability of music by women composers.

Royal College of Music, BBC Radio 3 and the National Centre for Early Music announce Ensemble Augelletti as the New Generation Baroque Ensemble for 2023-25

Monday 26 June 2023

Starting in October 2023, Ensemble Augelletti will build on their success through a development programme of residencies at the RCM and NCEM and a regular presence on BBC Radio 3.

Nicky Spence OBE joins the Royal College of Music as Visiting Professor of Voice

Thursday 22 June 2023

World-renowned Scottish tenor Nicky Spence will take up the position from Autumn 2023.

Amos Miller appointed Head of Brass Faculty

Friday 19 May 2023

Amos Miller will oversee the Brass Faculty of over 75 students across all study levels, beginning in the Autumn Term in 2023.

London Symphony Orchestra Principal Double Bass one of six new RCM String Faculty professors

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Rodrigo Moro Martín will be joining the RCM String Faculty in September 2023 as a professor of double bass.

Discover Hidden Treasures in the RCM Museum’s new special exhibition

Thursday 18 May 2023

The RCM Museum presents a world of curiosities in a new exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the RCM collections (2023), opening on 6 June.

Partnership with Stauffer Center for Strings continues with Quartetto di Cremona residency at the Royal College of Music (RCM)

Thursday 11 May 2023

Quartetto di Cremona coach and perform at the RCM as part of partnership with Stauffer Center for Strings.

Royal College of Music awarded major grant to develop innovative Performance Laboratory

Monday 15 May 2023

£1.9 million grant will be used to create a larger Performance Laboratory, expanding the RCM’s role in training musicians using pioneering research.

Royal College of Music musicians take their place in history as part of Westminster Abbey service and Windsor Castle Coronation Concert

Thursday 4 May 2023

RCM performers and composers, students and alumni feature across the Coronation weekend.

RCM spotlights rising talent in Composition for Screen showcase 2023

Thursday 13 April 2023

Composition for Screen students showcase their work performed to new short films, documentaries and animations by early career professionals, rescoring of videogames extracts and public domain videos.

Royal College of Music presents vibrant Summer 2023 Events Season

Wednesday 5 April 2023

The Royal College of Music (RCM) presents an inspiring events programme and shines a spotlight on women composers throughout the Summer Season

Royal College of Music ranked global No. 1 for performing arts 2023

Wednesday 22 March 2023

The Royal College of Music has been ranked as the global No. 1 institution for performing arts in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, holding this position for the second consecutive year.

Outstanding support for the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022

Monday 27 March 2023

The 2022 Big Give Christmas Challenge broke the previous year’s achievement for the 13th year running.

Announcing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Visiting Artists Fund

Monday 27 March 2023

A new donation by Victoria, Lady Robey enables exceptional artists from underrepresented backgrounds to visit the College.

RCM focuses on sustainability in Green Week 2023

Monday 27 February 2023

A week of activities for staff and students encourages sustainable practices.

Eric Whitacre named as Ambassador for Royal College of Music Creative Careers

Monday 6 February 2023

Eric Whitacre will offer advice and mentoring, as well as careers talks on entrepreneurship, innovation and self-promotion for current students and recent graduates.

The Royal College of Music and Saline royale Academy launch new partnership

Thursday 12 January 2023

This initiative offers talented, young musicians the opportunity to collaborate with global peers and learn from inspiring teachers in a technologically advanced environment.

Historic instruments brought to life through 3D modelling

Friday 6 January 2023

Royal College of Music Museum project awarded a £33,000 grant from the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Wolfson Foundation.

RCM achieves first place in People & Planet University league table

Thursday 8 December 2022

The Royal College of Music has achieved first place for universities with under 5000 students in the 2022/23 People and Planet University league table.

Season’s Greetings from the Royal College of Music 2022

Thursday 1 December 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) wishes you a festive season full of joy and music with a special performance of Silent Night filmed in RCM’s wonderful new campus.

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

Thursday 24 November 2022

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

Royal College of Music More Music Campaign surpasses £40 million target

Monday 28 November 2022

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

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

Thursday 17 November 2022

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

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music, announces his retirement in 2024

Thursday 24 November 2022

After nearly two decades, Professor Lawson to stand down from his role as Director of the Royal College of Music

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

Tuesday 1 November 2022

The Royal College of Music Museum opens a brand-new object storage and research centre.

Jane Barker CBE FRCM appointed RCM Vice President

Monday 28 November 2022

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

Unveiling The Carne Room

Wednesday 23 November 2022

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.

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