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CPS research sheds positive light on musicians' psychological health

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.

Doctoral clarinet studentship now open for applications

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.

Royal College of Music marks centenary year of Sir Hubert Parry and First World War

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.

RCM names top conservatoire for music in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

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.

National survey launched by Centre of Performance Science

Friday 9 November 2018

The Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has launched the HEartS music survey.

Royal College of Music part of new national Mental Health Network

Wednesday 5 September 2018

The Royal College of Music will be part of a new Mental Health Network led by UK Research and Innovation.

RCM Director Colin Lawson edits ground-breaking early music book

Friday 9 November 2018

Professor Colin Lawson has co-edited a significant reference book for historical performance practice.

Healthy Conservatoires nominated for national health award

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.

RCM joins London's leading arts and humanities doctoral training partnership

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).

Trevor Herbert appointed to a Personal Chair

Thursday 10 May 2018

The RCM has appointed Dr Trevor Herbert to a Personal Chair as Professor of Music Research.

Royal College of Music joins pioneering medical technologies project

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.

Royal College of Music top conservatoire for performing arts in the UK for third consecutive year

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.

CPS publishes results of postnatal depression study

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.

Royal College of Music announces Master of Education (MEd) course

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.

Anne Boleyn's Music Book

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.

RCM Research Partnership Awarded AHRC Grant

Wednesday 28 June 2017

The research project is a collaboration between the Royal College of Music and the University of Southampton.

RCM Named Top Conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK for Second Consecutive Year

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.

Amadeus Quartet Archive gifted to the RCM

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.

Centre for Performance Science awarded £1m for HEartS project

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.

RCM Community Music Research Partnership Awarded AHRC Grant

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.

RCM Awarded Major HEFCE Grant

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.

Alan Alda visits the Centre for Performance Science

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.

Centre for Performance Science wins Royal Society for Public Health award

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.

A New Partnership in Performance Science

Thursday 30 June 2016

The Royal College of Music and Imperial College London announce a major interdisciplinary partnership in performance science.

RCM Research Shows Singing Benefits Cancer Patients

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.

RCM Named Top Conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK

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.

RCM Finds Drumming Has Positive Impact on Mental Health

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%.

Royal College of Music Research Project Receives £50,000 AHRC Award

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.

Key Change! Towards a new RCM Museum

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'.

Sir David Willcocks CBE MC FRCM, 1919 - 2015

Friday 18 September 2015

We are deeply saddened to report the death of former RCM Director, Sir David Willcocks, on 17 September.

Creative Careers Centre

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.

Singing is good for you

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.

Music and Motherhood

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).

RCM tops Guardian League Table

Tuesday 26 May 2015

The Royal College of Music has been ranked first in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for music.

RCM Simulator at Imperial Festival

Monday 11 May 2015

A pop-up version of the Royal College of Music's ground-breaking performance simulator has featured at Imperial College London's annual May Festival.

Arts in Harmony

Monday 27 April 2015

An exciting new exhibition celebrating the centenary year of the Ben Uri Gallery opens today in the RCM Museum of Music.

BBC Features RCM Technology

Monday 13 April 2015

The Royal College of Music’s innovative use of digital technology has been highlighted on BBC Radio 4.