Support RCMJD

RCMJD brass students
The Royal College of Music Junior Department is hugely grateful to all those who support our students and activities, both financially and in other ways.

We see first-hand how musical opportunities can be life-changing, and your contributions really do make a difference.

Our supporters

HM Government’s Music & Dance Scheme funding initiative supports around 12% of our students. We would also like to acknowledge with thanks the following organisations:

  • Abinger Hammer Village School Trust 
  • ABRSM Junior Scholarship
  • Alchemy Foundation
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Dorothy L Sayers Society
  • Granger Award
  • H R Taylor Trust
  • John Curwen Society
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Sascha Lasserson Memorial Trust
  • Saddlers' Company
  • Wolfson Foundation
  • Wrightson Trust

We are always delighted to hear from those who may wish to support our talented young musicians here at RCMJD. Please contact our Development Department if you would be interested in discussing this further.

Stephen Wilkinson

Head of Philanthropy

+44 (0)20 7591 4743

RCMJD Friends

Becoming a Friend of the RCMJD is an ideal way to support us in providing this unique musical experience for so many talented youngsters.

Friends enjoy a great range of benefits and also have the opportunity to join the Friends Committee who provide more hands-on support.

The Friends of the Royal College of Music Junior Department is an independent charity and is UK Registered Charity No 278116.

RCMJD Friends benefits

The invaluable work of the RCMJD Friends of the can only be achieved through the generosity of JD parents and non-parent Friends who give of their time and/or money to help. Please consider joining the RCMJD Friends and enabling us to support so many astonishing young musicians, and the priceless work of the RCMJD.
Membership costs just £30 per year and additional donations are always welcome. If you would like to become a member of the RCMJD Friends, please email the Friends Committee.

JD Friends Committee

All enquiries relating to JD Friends

As a Friend of the RCMJD you will enjoy:

  • Termly updates about what's on at RCMJD.
  • Invitations to exclusive social events.
  • Other benefits as sourced by the Committee.

The RCMJD Friends make a great contribution to the life of the RCM Junior Department. Through their support the Junior Department is enabled to undertake various financial outlays that would not otherwise be possible. These include:

  • The purchase of new instruments, cases, equipment, and the restoration of those in need or repair.
  • The purchase of sheet music for our choirs and orchestras.
  • The commissioning of new music from leading composers for RCMJD ensembles to perform.
  • The hiring of a major external venue for the RCMJD Summer term Symphony Orchestra concert.

Please note that donations to the RCMJD Friends do not support RCMJD student bursaries. If you would like to contribute to our bursaries fund to enable talented young musicians of limited means to attend the Junior Department please contact our Development team who will be happy to speak with you.

Thank you for your support.

Stephen Wilkinson

Head of Philanthropy

+44 (0)20 7591 4743

RCMJD Friends Committee

The Friends Committee is an exceptional group of parents, staff and non-parent Friends. They administrate the RCMJD Friends as well as undertaking fundraising, and providing social support on Saturdays.

The Friends are constantly exploring new ways in which to achieve their stated aim to 'provide for the charitable purposes' of the Junior Department, 'so as to advance the education of young persons in the art and science of music'. 

Current activities include:

  • Music ordering Service – a facility for students and parents to order sheet music and have it delivered to the RCM to collect on a Saturday.
  • Saturday Shop selling RCMJD merchandise as well as pencils, manuscript paper, music folders and other useful items.
  • An annual social evening and concert featuring performances from JD students and teachers, with refreshments.
  • Provision of refreshments at selected events throughout the year including competitions, concerts, and introductory day.
  • Tours of the RCMJD for prospective students and parents.
  • Organisation of fund-raising events.  

If you are an RCMJD Friend and would like to join the Friends Committee, please contact the committee.

JD Friends Committee

All enquiries relating to JD Friends

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