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WELCOME TO UPBEAT

WELCOME TO UPBEAT

SPRING 2021 ISSUE

Welcome to spring 2021 Upbeat

Welcome to our third digital Upbeat, released as spring is in the air and hope ignites for a reopening of musical activity.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises record sum for RCM Scholarships Fund

The 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge resulted in a record £131,594 raised for the RCM Scholarships Fund.

Peter Brathwaite: baritone, advocate, artist

Operatic baritone, Peter Brathwaite, features in Upbeat's first-ever video project.

Inside the Diversity Action Group: recollections and insights from the RCM community

Key participants in the RCM's Diversity Action Group share their thoughts on how change can be achieved.

RCM holds first virtual legacy information evening with RCM performers and senior leaders

The Royal College of Music has held its first virtual information event for those interested in legacy giving.

Student voices

We hear from Joel Wilson, President of the RCM Students' Union in the first of our new regular series 'Student voices'.

Access, excellence and advocacy: the RCM’s founding vision still rings true

The best music education is global. We need new pathways for students from the Arab world to benefit.

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK for sixth consecutive year and top in Europe.

After the RCM

Upbeat speaks to Denis Coleman, RCMJD graduate, songwriter and popstar in our new regular feature.

Bright Sparks: How RCM Sparks drives positive social change by widening access to music education

The work of RCM Sparks continue to thrive at a time when children's access to music education has never been more important.

RCM Junior Department student, Jacky Zhang, wins first prize in ‘UK Piano Open’ International Piano Competition

RCM Junior Department student, Jacky Zhang, was awarded the first prize in the ‘UK Piano Open’ International Piano Competition which was held in London from 27–29 November 2020.

In Memory

Remembering and celebrating the lives of those connected with the RCM.

Student updates

News, stories and updates from the RCM student body, plus posts from the #RCMCommunity on social media.

Staff updates

News, stories and updates from the RCM staff, plus posts from the #RCMCommunity on social media.

Alumni updates

News, stories and updates from the RCM alumni network, plus posts from the #RCMCommunity on social media.

Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to the generosity of our supporters.

RCM researchers collaborate on first comprehensive guide to specialist music research

RCM researchers have co-authored a new textbook guiding musicians through the process of designing, conducting, analysing and communicating music research.

RCM alumni and affiliates awarded New Year’s Honours in 2021

Members of the Royal College of Music community have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Royal College of Music collections awarded prestigious Designated status

The RCM's internationally renowned collection of musical materials has been awarded Designated status by Arts Council England.

Centre for Performance Science investigates the impact of Covid-19 on arts and culture professionals

The Centre for Performance Science has launched a study to investigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on professionals in the arts and culture sectors.