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RCM Sparks Springboard Composition Course

Dates
10 August 2019, 10:30am

Venue
Kensington Palace

Tickets
£150

Tickets available from the RCM Box Office 020 7591 4314.

Tickets £150 for a five-day course. 

RCM Sparks Springboard Composition Course

Dates
10 August 2019, 10:30am

Venue
Kensington Palace

Tickets
£150

Tickets available from the RCM Box Office 020 7591 4314.

Tickets £150 for a five-day course. 

Ages 13-18

Join composer Fraser Trainer, creative producer Sarah Philips and a talented team of young RCM musicians in the inspiring surroundings of Queen Victoria's childhood bedroom at Kensington Palace.

You will be part of a unique, creative, and eclectic ensemble that will make original music through fun, engaging and practical workshops.

Responding to the two major new exhibitions created to mark the 200th anniversary of Victoria's birth at Kensington Palace, you will take inspiration from Victoria’s own music boxes, concert books and instruments and have the opportunity to perform your final composition in the Palace.
 
This course will develop musical creativity, performance skills and group collaboration and will suit instrumentalists, singers, composers and song writers from any musical background with an open attitude to inventing music alongside others. The course takes an accessible, practical hands-on approach so there's no requirement to be able to read or notate music.

Please note that due to the nature of the venue, it is preferable for participants to bring a portable, acoustic instrument. For pianists who do not play another instrument please contact sparks@rcm.ac.uk to discuss possible options.

Plan your visit

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

Find out more

   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

   Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM

The RCM provides refreshments for students, visitors and staff throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.

Lunch & snacks

BaRCM offers a great range of hot and cold snacks and beverages each weekday between 9am and 4pm as well as delicious full lunch options between 12pm and 2pm.

Evening performance refreshments

The RCM offers a range of pre-performance and interval refreshments, plus a selection of light snacks for those attending evening events in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and the Britten Theatre. These are served between 6pm and 9pm (5pm for early evening performances) in the Britten Theatre Bar or the RCM Foyer Bar.

The main entrance to the RCM has eight steps up from the pavement and two inside the main doors. A lift is available for visitors with limited mobility. The lift is built into the smaller staircase to the left of the main entrance steps. There is an intercom button on the control panel, which can be seen and reached easily from the street. On arrival, press the buzzer to notify a member of RCM staff, who will come out to meet you and operate the lift for you.

All our event venues can be accessed by visitors with limited mobility via the lift at the main entrance.