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Alumni privileges

A scene from the RCM's 2015 production of Die Fledermaus
As a graduate of the Royal College of Music, you automatically become a member of the Alumni Network, giving you access to a range of benefits.

Access to the Creative Careers Centre

Alumni can continue to use the Creative Careers Centre for up to 5 years from graduating. Below is just some of the support that alumni can continue to access.

  • Performance and teaching opportunities
  • CV, covering letter, promotional materials and biography writing advice
  • Seminars, workshops and special events

Find out more

Weekly jobs bulletin

Sign up to receive the Creative Careers Centre’s weekly jobs bulletin, which features both UK and international opportunities for alumni, by completing the online details update form and opting in.

Alternatively you can email the Creative Careers Centre.

Creative Careers Centre

Enquiries relating to Creative Careers Centre services

+44 (0)20 7591 4368

Alumni communications

We like to keep in touch with our alumni with the latest news from the RCM. If you don’t already receive alumni communications but would like to, you can let us know by filling out our online form or by emailing us.

Prudence DiStasio

Alumni & Supporter Engagement Officer

+44 (0)20 7591 4353

The RCM also produces a termly magazine, Upbeat, which is packed with news, interviews as well as stories from current students and other alumni.

Read Upbeat

Alumni events

Alumni are warmly invited to attend all RCM events and performances throughout the year. Alumni can also enjoy exclusive access to pre-performance receptions as well as special offers on selected performances and events.

RCM Box Office

The RCM Box Office is temporarily closed until further notice. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Discounted use of RCM Venues

A special 10% discount on hire of our brand-new performance and atmospheric events spaces is available to RCM alumni (from 2021 and subject to availability). To find out more, please contact our Events and Venue Hire Team.

Karis Clapperton

Events Administrator

+44 (0)20 7591 4738

Discounted use of the RCM Studios

A generous discount on selected studio use is available to RCM graduates for up to 12 months after leaving the RCM. Please note that the following figures exclude VAT, which is charged at the prevailing rate.

Audio recording in Belle Shenkman Studio with engineer:

  • Alumni rate: £65 per hour
  • (Full rate: £100 per hour)

Single-camera video recording in Belle Shenkman Studio with engineer:

  • Alumni rate: £90 per hour
  • (Full rate: £130 per hour)

Audio editing/mixing:

  • Full rate only: £65 per hour

Video editing:

  • Alumni rate: £75 per hour
  • (Full rate: £100 per hour)

Piano tuning in advance of session:

  • Full rate only: £130 per hour

Piano tuner in attendence throughout session:

  • Price on application

Use of the studios is subject to availability. To book a session or to find out more, please contact studios directly.

RCM Studios

General enquiries and bookings

+44 (0)20 7591 4384

Royal College of Music Library

Alumni are welcome to use the RCM library facilities for reference. Please be aware that the library may be slightly noisier than normal due to the building works that are currently underway. Alumni can access the library by signing in as a visitor on arrival at the main foyer.

Find out more

Visiting the Royal College of Music

Alumni are welcome to visit the RCM Box Office to book tickets for events and performances. Alumni are also welcome to use the RCM library facilities. All guests who are not RCM staff or students must sign in as a visitor at the Foyer on arrival.

Visit the RCM

Free online Will-writing service 

We are delighted to offer a free online Will-writing service through Bequeathed (registered with the Fundraising Regulator). Bequeathed offers Royal College of Music alumni and supporters in England and Wales the special opportunity to make their Will free of charge with the help of a step-by-step questionnaire. Most people who use Bequeathed will leave a gift to the RCM, however large or small, although this is by no means a condition of using the service.

Find out more

RCM email address for life

If you would like an RCM email address for life, please send a request to ICT using the details below no later than three months after graduation.

ICT email request

Request an RCM email address for life