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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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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

Friday 12 November 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest digital match funding campaign, for the eleventh year.

RCM Accelerate start-up funding making a difference to recent graduates

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Violence against women, environmental issues and the digital landscape are just a few of the themes explored by recent RCM graduates.

RPS Composition Award success for RCM alumna Dani Howard

Tuesday 2 November 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that RCM alumna, Dani Howard, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Large-Scale Composition Award.

Royal College of Music (RCM) alumna Laura Ayoub returns to hear new work performed by RCM String Band

Wednesday 27 October 2021

The RCM String Band will perform a brand new work composed by RCM graduate Laura Ayoub and her sister Sarah.

Bernard Haitink, 1929-2021

Friday 22 October 2021

The Royal College of Music community sends its deepest sympathies to the family of Bernard Haitink, who died yesterday aged 92.

London's newest Museum opens at the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 6 October 2021

London’s newest museum opens to the public after being kept under-wraps for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting its original planned opening.

2021/22 RCM Fellowships announced

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Royal College of Music Director, Professor Colin Lawson, has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2021/22 academic year.

RCM graduate appointed principal clarinettist with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Friday 24 September 2021

The RCM Woodwind faculty is delighted to announce some high-profile achievements.

First prize for RCM student in the Leeds International Piano Competition 2021

Monday 20 September 2021

The Royal College of Music congratulates students Alim Beisembayev and Thomas Kelly on their outstanding achievements at Leeds International Piano Competition.

New research appointments at the RCM

Thursday 12 August 2021

Royal College of Music announces research positions for Dr Rosie Perkins, Dr Neta Spiro and Dr Christina Guillaumier.

Royal College of Music announces Laura Mekhail as the second Community Jameel-Andrea Bocelli Foundation Scholar

Monday 26 July 2021

Laura will be joining the Royal College of Music in September 2021 on the Master of Performance (MPerf) course.

Strong National Student Survey (NSS) results for the RCM

Thursday 22 July 2021

The Royal College of Music has performed well in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) achieving an overall satisfaction score of 85%.

New film showcasing the Royal College of Music features original music from student Dennis Tjiok

Thursday 27 May 2021

An exciting new film showcasing the RCM received its premiere last night at the College’s More Music Virtual Gala.

Royal College of Music Museum acquires portrait of first published female composer in Britain

Thursday 27 May 2021

The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired a portrait of Mary Harvey, Lady Dering, the first published female composer in British history.

RCM researcher awarded prestigious LAHP scholarship

Tuesday 18 May 2021

RCM PhD student Arianna Rigamonti has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the London Arts & Humanities Partnership.

RCM becomes first European conservatoire to extend digital provision with Henle Library

Tuesday 20 April 2021

The RCM is the first conservatoire in Europe to extend its digital resource offering in partnership with the Henle Library app.

Live performance returns to the RCM with summer events season

Thursday 15 April 2021

RCM musicians are taking to the College’s stages to perform together for the first time since autumn 2020.

RCM Director, Professor Colin Lawson wins national award

Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music was today awarded the C. B. Oldman Prize for an outstanding work of music reference.