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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

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.

Royal College of Music enters new phase of collaboration with Abbey Road Institute

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Royal College of Music’s collaboration with Abbey Road Institute gives students enhanced professional recording studio experience.

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.

2022/23 RCM Fellowships announced

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of Royal College of Music, has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2022/23 academic year.

RCM Baroque Orchestra perform with BBC Singers live on BBC Radio 3

Thursday 20 October 2022

The Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra will perform alongside the BBC Singers in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 this Friday, 21 October.

Explore the story of émigré musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain in the RCM Museum's upcoming exhibition

Tuesday 18 October 2022

'Music, Migration & Mobility - The Story of Émigré Musicians from Nazi-Europe in Britain' delves into the lives and legacies of musicians who fled the Nazi regime and the ravages of war.

Royal College of Music and City, University of London launch new book exploring musical care

Friday 7 October 2022

'Collaborative Insights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Musical Care Throughout the Life Course' provides interdisciplinary insights into how musical care is understood and undertaken during distinct stages of a person’s life.

Royal College of Music deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Friday 9 September 2022

The Royal College of Music sends its condolences to the Royal Family upon the death of Her Majesty The Queen, announced yesterday evening (8 September).

Royal College of Music announces Seonwoo Lee as the third Andrea Bocelli Foundation – Community Jameel Scholar

Wednesday 7 September 2022

Seonwoo will be joining the Royal College of Music on the Artist Diploma (ArtDip) in Opera course. 

Royal College of Music presents inspiring autumn events season

Wednesday 17 August 2022

The RCM announces a diverse range of concerts, talks and events including a series of performances inspired by nature this autumn.

Museum blog: There is always something to see, something to hear

Tuesday 2 August 2022

First year Master’s in Composition student Liam Dougherty explains how silence inspired his Great Exhibitionist performance and showed the potential of the Museum’s collections.

Jason Evans appointed Head of Brass Faculty

Tuesday 19 July 2022

The Royal College of Music announces the appointment of Jason Evans as Head of Brass. 

Teaching and learning resources lead the way in National Student Survey (NSS) 2022

Thursday 7 July 2022

The Royal College of Music achieved an overall satisfaction score of 84% 2022 National Student Survey (NSS).

Marie Lloyd appointed Head of Woodwind Faculty

Wednesday 6 July 2022

The Royal College of Music announces the appointment of Marie Lloyd as Head of Woodwind.

Royal College of Music announce Head of Research and Head of Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Wednesday 15 June 2022

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce Head of Research and Head of Postgraduate Taught Programmes.

Museum blog: Bringing our collections back home

Thursday 9 June 2022

RCM Collections Move Officers Ramiro Leite and Chiara Raponi share their experiences of unpacking the RCM Museum’s collections and setting up the new Wolfson Centre in Music & Material Culture.

Hugh Cutting named as a BBC New Generation Artist

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Royal College of Music (RCM) countertenor Hugh Cutting has been named in BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists list for 2022-24.

Museum blog: Bringing the RCM Museum to life with 'Art(efacts) of Music'

Friday 27 May 2022

Third year BMus composer Anian Wiedner introduces his Great Exhibitionists project, Art(efacts) of Music, and how he took inspiration from ‘Night at the Museum.’

New Samuel Coleridge-Taylor work discovered in RCM Library

Friday 13 May 2022

Royal College of Music librarian discovers a previously unknown composition by alumnus Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

RCM ranked top UK conservatoire offering music as a single subject in Research Excellence Framework 2021

Thursday 12 May 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is ranked top UK conservatoire offering music as a single subject in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

HRH The Prince of Wales meets young musicians and confers honours at the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 3 May 2022

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today conferred honours to musicians, music industry professionals and RCM students during the annual President's Visit.  

Royal College of Music Museum acquires portrait of prolific anti-slavery composer

Wednesday 27 April 2022

The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired a portrait of Samuel Arnold, the prolific 18th century anti-slavery composer.

Ferrier success for RCM musicians

Monday 25 April 2022

Royal College of Music alumna takes first prize at Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2022

Royal College of Music ranked global number one for performing arts

Wednesday 6 April 2022

The Royal College of Music has been ranked as the global top institution for performing arts in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Royal College of Music announces 2022 Summer season

Wednesday 30 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is pleased to present a vibrant summer events programme featuring festivals, classical concerts and innovative collaborations.

Royal College of Music partners with the Stauffer Center for Strings

Thursday 24 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) today announces a new artistic and educational partnership with the Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Italy.

Former More Music Campaign Chairman hosts 60th birthday concert at the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Bob Wigley, a long-standing supporter of the RCM, held a celebratory concert with special guests including Danielle de Niese.

Royal College of Music recognises landmark support for ‘More Music’ Campaign

Monday 14 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has unveiled a new donor recognition projection as its More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music Campaign enters its final phase.

Benny Greb headlines the Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion 2022

Wednesday 2 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Festival of Percussion returns on Sunday 8 May 2022. Internationally renowned drummer Benny Greb headlines a full day of performances, talks and workshops for audiences of all ages.

Joseph Horovitz HonDMus FRCM, 1926 - 2022

Friday 11 February 2022

Renowned composer, professor and long-standing member of the Royal College of Music community has passed away aged 95.

Royal College of Music Museum uncovers Hidden Treasures in new exhibition

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Elgar’s trombone, a famous bust of Ralph Vaughan Williams and the earliest known portrait of Franz Liszt are just a few of the highlights of the new exhibition at the Royal College of Music Museum.

David Wright appointed to a Personal Chair in the Social History of Music

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Professor David Wright has been appointed to a Personal Chair in the Social History of Music

Dr Jonathan Cole appointed Head of Composition

Tuesday 21 December 2021

The Royal College of Music announces the appointment of Dr Jonathan Cole as Head of Composition.

Royal College of Music announces new scholarship and bursary with Huawei Technologies UK

Thursday 16 December 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new scholarship and bursary funded by Huawei Technologies UK. Four RCM students have been awarded the inaugural Huawei Scholarship and a further three will benefit from the Huawei Bursary to support their studies for the 2021/22 academic year.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales unveils new Royal College of Music Campus

Thursday 2 December 2021

HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music, today officially opened the newly transformed building during a special visit to the institution in December.

Ferrier Award success for RCM musician

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Talented Royal College of Music student wins 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Award

National Youth Orchestra (NYO) success for Royal College of Music Junior Department

Monday 15 November 2021

A total of 26 musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department are joining the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 2022. This is a record number of RCMJD musicians selected for the orchestra in recent years.