Alumni benefits

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 graduation ceremonies. 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 about the Creative Careers Centre

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.

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

Discounted use of RCM Venues

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

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: £90 per hour
  • (Full rate: £110 per hour)

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

  • Alumni rate: £100 per hour
  • (Full rate: £140 per hour)

Audio editing/mixing:

  • Full rate only: £70 per hour

Video editing:

  • Alumni rate: £80 per hour
  • (Full rate: £108 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. Alumni can access the library by signing in as a visitor on arrival at the main foyer.

We are delighted to provide our alumni an exclusive discounted nkoda membership

Find out more about the RCM Library

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 about the free online Will-writing service

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