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Royal College of Music announces Laura Mekhail as the second Community Jameel-Andrea Bocelli Foundation Scholar

Monday 26 July 2021

Laura will be joining the Royal College of Music in September 2021 on the Master of Performance (MPerf) course.

The Victor and Lilian Hochhauser Foundation pledges £500K to support scholarships

Friday 23 July 2021

Six new annual scholarships will support students, beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.

Strong National Student Survey (NSS) results for the RCM

Thursday 22 July 2021

The Royal College of Music has performed well in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) achieving an overall satisfaction score of 85%.

New film showcasing the Royal College of Music features original music from student Dennis Tjiok

Thursday 27 May 2021

An exciting new film showcasing the RCM received its premiere last night at the College’s More Music Virtual Gala.

Royal College of Music Museum acquires portrait of first published female composer in Britain

Thursday 27 May 2021

The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired a portrait of Mary Harvey, Lady Dering, the first published female composer in British history.

RCM researcher awarded prestigious LAHP scholarship

Tuesday 18 May 2021

RCM PhD student Arianna Rigamonti has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the London Arts & Humanities Partnership.

RCM becomes first European conservatoire to extend digital provision with Henle Library

Tuesday 20 April 2021

The RCM is the first conservatoire in Europe to extend its digital resource offering in partnership with the Henle Library app.

Live performance returns to the RCM with summer events season

Thursday 15 April 2021

RCM musicians are taking to the College’s stages to perform together for the first time since autumn 2020.

RCM Messages of condolence for The Royal Family

Saturday 17 April 2021

The Royal College of Music (RCM) today shares messages of sympathy and support for the Royal Family, in commemoration of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, on the day of his funeral.

RCM Director, Professor Colin Lawson wins national award

Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music was today awarded the C. B. Oldman Prize for an outstanding work of music reference.

RCM in top 10% among English universities for research promoting public and community engagement

Thursday 1 April 2021

The RCM is in the top 10% of English universities for research promoting public and community engagement in the first Knowledge Exchange Framework.

Royal College of Music supports new music curriculum to nurture next generation of musicians

Friday 26 March 2021

The Royal College of Music has released a joint statement with the other Royal Schools in support of the Department for Education’s new Model Music Curriculum.

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

Thursday 25 March 2021

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

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

Thursday 25 March 2021

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

RCM Accelerate offers start-up funding for graduating RCM students

Monday 15 March 2021

The Royal College of Music has announced a new scheme to support students graduating this summer as they launch their careers beyond College.

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

Thursday 4 March 2021

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

RCM researchers collaborate on first comprehensive guide to specialist music research

Monday 1 March 2021

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

Prolific film and TV composer Debbie Wiseman OBE delivers RCM Crees Lecture

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Debbie Wiseman OBE will deliver the Royal College of Music’s annual Crees Lecture on Wednesday 10 February.

Royal College of Music collections awarded prestigious Designated status

Friday 29 January 2021

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

RCM In Focus returns with new immersive performances for online audiences

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The popular RCM In Focus series returns this spring with new performances by RCM musicians, filmed especially for online audiences.

Natasha Loges appointed to a Personal Chair in Musicology

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Professor Natasha Loges HonRCM has been appointed to a Personal Chair by the Royal College of Music.

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

Wednesday 6 January 2021

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

Ferrier Award success for RCM musicians

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Talented Royal College of Music students and alumni made up the majority of finalists in this year’s Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

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

Monday 14 December 2020

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.

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

Tuesday 8 December 2020

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.

The RCM receives transformative gift from the Estate of the late Nancy Ann Wolfers

Thursday 26 November 2020

The RCM has received a bequest in excess of £800,000 from the Estate of Nancy Wolfers.

Royal College of Music presents first events as part of Music, Migration and Mobility project 

Tuesday 24 November 2020

The Royal College of Music is presenting the first in a series of events as part of a major research project into the legacy of migrant musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain.

The RCM hosts Virtual Gala in aid of the More Music campaign

Monday 23 November 2020

On Thursday 8 October the Royal College of Music held its premiere online fundraising event, The More Music Virtual Gala.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge: one gift, twice the impact

Friday 13 November 2020

The Royal College of Music is delighted to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, for the tenth year.

RCM composers nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Five Royal College of Music alumni have been nominated for this year’s Ivors Composer Awards.

RCM composers recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Composer and RCM alumna Helen Grime has been awarded an MBE for services to music in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2020, while RCM composition professor Errollyn Wallen has received a CBE for services to music.

All-RCM cast for English National Opera’s El Niño

Thursday 29 October 2020

Six RCM alumni are the soloists for the ENO's upcoming production of El Niño.

Music by RCM Junior Department composers performed by London Sinfonietta

Friday 23 October 2020

Music composed by Royal College of Music Junior Department students will be performed by the London Sinfonietta in an online event.

Royal College of Music collaborates on new virtual reality environment for musicians to experience favourite venues from home

Thursday 22 October 2020

A partnership between the RCM and The Innovation Consultancy Ltd will enable users to rehearse and perform virtually in a range of major UK venues.

RCM musicians selected for London Philharmonic Orchestra schemes to prepare for profession

Friday 16 October 2020

Five RCM musicians have been announced as LPO Foyle Future First members for 2020/21 and one RCMJD musician joins the LPO Junior Artist scheme this year.

New Blüthner Practice Suite at the Royal College of Music

Thursday 8 October 2020

The RCM is delighted to have received a gift of ten Blüthner Model A upright pianos from the Alfred-Reinhold-Foundation.

Martin James Bartlett awarded Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Outstanding pianist Martin James Bartlett has been announced as the recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship for 2020–21, awarded by the Royal College of Music (RCM) and generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation (PLF).