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.
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.
Tuesday 23 January 2024
A new pioneering performance simulation facility pushes technology further than ever before at the RCM, as two new spaces combine state-of-the-art acoustic simulation technology with the visual graphics engines that drive the latest video games.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thursday 30 November 2023
Three out of the four places on the 2023/24 LSO Soundhub scheme have been awarded to RCM composers.
Monday 27 November 2023
The RCM Philharmonic's unique recording of Toussaint L'Ouverture features in the National Portrait Gallery
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.
Wednesday 15 November 2023
Help unlock £60,000 of funding this festive season through the UK’s biggest digital match funding campaign.
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.
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.
Thursday 5 October 2023
Five Royal College of Music clarinettists have secured positions with the UK’s leading orchestras.
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.
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.
Thursday 21 September 2023
Selected via a competitive audition process, the list comprises some of today’s most talented young performers and academics.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 6 July 2023
Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Williams, will join the RCM as Director on 1 September 2024.
Wednesday 28 June 2023
The Corelia Project is a new database which increases the visibility and searchability of music by women composers.
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.
Thursday 22 June 2023
World-renowned Scottish tenor Nicky Spence will take up the position from Autumn 2023.
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.
Tuesday 24 January 2023
Rodrigo Moro Martín will be joining the RCM String Faculty in September 2023 as a professor of double bass.
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.
Thursday 11 May 2023
Quartetto di Cremona coach and perform at the RCM as part of partnership with Stauffer Center for Strings.
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.
Thursday 4 May 2023
RCM performers and composers, students and alumni feature across the Coronation weekend.
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.
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
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.
Monday 27 March 2023
The 2022 Big Give Christmas Challenge broke the previous year’s achievement for the 13th year running.