Global Conservatoire

The RCM helped to launch the Global Conservatoire
The Global Conservatoire was launched in May 2021 by the Royal College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM), and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW).

Offering a new and flexible range of online courses set against a rich cultural backdrop, the project will prepare 21st century performers-in-training for a global and digital future.

The design of the Global Conservatoire means that students from the RCM and other conservatoires involved can pick from a diverse range of modules and work at their own pace, even across three different time zones. Students can learn from a global classroom and develop their international networks with students from other conservatoires, without having to leave their home institutions.

How it works

The partnership launches a pilot programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students with one course in autumn 2021 and additional offerings in spring 2022.

As part of the pilot programme, there will be eight online transnational modules with 20-30 students in each, where students can share knowledge and learn from international experts.

Examples of modules include:

  • African American Music History
  • Digital Musician
  • Introduction to Music Production for Musicians
  • Introduction to Musical Theatre Dance
  • Music and Words
  • Nordic Noir: Structure and Melancholy in Nordic Music

How to apply

RCM students can elect to take a Global Conservatoire module as one of their options. For continuing students, the Registry team publish information on the options process in the spring term. Incoming postgraduate students receive options information during registration in September.

Spaces on Global Conservatoire modules are limited and students will be allocated places on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Students at MSM, RDAM and MDW should contact their Head of Studies for more information on selecting Global Conservatoire modules.

Co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
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