Thursday 20 December 2018
A CPS study finds that the skills and practice needed to play virtuosic expressively are similar to those required to perform reliably from memory and can be learned by all musicians.
Tuesday 11 December 2018
The RCM has been awarded a Special Commendation by Research England for its three-year Global Challenges Research Fund strategy.
Thursday 8 November 2018
A new study from the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has revealed that classical musicians score higher than the general population on some important aspects of wellbeing.
Thursday 1 November 2018
The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications from doctoral candidates for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship.
Tuesday 2 October 2018
This year, the RCM marks two important centenaries: 100 years since the end of the First World War and 100 years since the death of Sir Hubert Parry.
Wednesday 26 September 2018
The RCM has been ranked the number one UK conservatoire for music in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Friday 9 November 2018
The Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has launched the HEartS music survey.
Wednesday 5 September 2018
The Royal College of Music will be part of a new Mental Health Network led by UK Research and Innovation.
Friday 9 November 2018
Professor Colin Lawson has co-edited a significant reference book for historical performance practice.
Monday 12 November 2018
Aaron Williamon, Professor of Performance Science at the RCM, has been shortlisted for the Health Humanities Medal as Chair of Healthy Conservatoires.
Tuesday 14 August 2018
The RCM is the sole London music conservatoire to be included in a new AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership as a member of London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).
Thursday 10 May 2018
The RCM has appointed Dr Trevor Herbert to a Personal Chair as Professor of Music Research.
Wednesday 25 April 2018
The Royal College of Music is collaborating on a project to translate new medical technologies into working clinical solutions, which has just received £5m government funding.
Friday 2 March 2018
The Royal College of Music is named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom and Europe and second in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
Monday 8 January 2018
Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science have discovered that group singing ‘with baby’ could speed up recovery from moderate to severe postnatal depression.
Thursday 19 October 2017
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the addition of a Master of Education (MEd) course to its wide range of bespoke programmes.
Friday 14 July 2017
This autumn, the Royal College of Music celebrates a treasure from its collection and one of the most significant manuscripts of early 16th-century music in Britain: Anne Boleyn’s Music Book.
Wednesday 28 June 2017
The research project is a collaboration between the Royal College of Music and the University of Southampton.
Wednesday 8 March 2017
The Royal College of Music has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.
Wednesday 1 March 2017
The Royal College of Music has been generously gifted a significant collection of archive materials from the Amadeus Quartet, one of the most celebrated string quartets of the 20th century.
Tuesday 28 February 2017
A joint venture between the Royal College of Music and Imperial has been awarded £1 million for a new research project on the arts and health.
Friday 3 February 2017
The ‘Excellence, Inclusion and Intervention in Music’ project, conducted in partnership with York St John University, has been awarded £45,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Thursday 1 December 2016
The Royal College of Music has been awarded a major grant by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) to support the development of new online teaching and learning resources.
Wednesday 16 November 2016
The renowned actor, a keen supporter of the communication of scientific research, received a tour of our ground-breaking performance simulator.
Friday 28 October 2016
The Centre for Performance Science has been chosen by the Royal Society for Public Health to receive a national award for its contributions to research and practice around the creative arts, health and wellbeing.
Thursday 30 June 2016
The Royal College of Music and Imperial College London announce a major interdisciplinary partnership in performance science.
Monday 4 April 2016
A new study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of Music shows that choir singing boosts immune system activity in cancer patients and carers.
Tuesday 22 March 2016
QS World University Rankings finds the Royal College of Music top conservatoire based on the strength and quality of its teaching, research activities, graduate employability and international profile.
Monday 21 March 2016
Research by the Royal College of Music has found that drumming has a positive impact on mental health, with a 10-week programme of group drumming reducing depression by as much as 38% and anxiety by 20%.
Friday 11 December 2015
An RCM research project looking at the legacy of Conductor/Composer Peter Gellhorn receives £50,000 award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Friday 16 October 2015
We’re delighted to announce the opening of our museum’s new temporary exhibition: 'Key Change! Towards a New RCM Museum'.
Friday 18 September 2015
We are deeply saddened to report the death of former RCM Director, Sir David Willcocks, on 17 September.
Monday 14 September 2015
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the launch of its pioneering Creative Careers Centre, formerly known as the Woodhouse Professional Development Centre.
Monday 20 July 2015
Researchers from the Royal College of Music have shown that listening to and performing music has a positive biological effect on mood and stress levels.
Monday 6 July 2015
A new study announced today at the Royal College of Music aims to investigate the impact of singing among mothers experiencing Post-Natal Depression (PND).
Tuesday 26 May 2015
The Royal College of Music has been ranked first in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for music.