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Museum blog: Bringing the RCM Museum to life with 'Art(efacts) of Music'

Friday 27 May 2022

Third year BMus composer Anian Wiedner introduces his Great Exhibitionists project, Art(efacts) of Music, and how he took inspiration from ‘Night at the Museum.’

New Samuel Coleridge-Taylor work discovered in RCM Library

Friday 13 May 2022

Royal College of Music librarian discovers a previously unknown composition by alumnus Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

RCM ranked top UK conservatoire offering music as a single subject in Research Excellence Framework 2021

Thursday 12 May 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is ranked top UK conservatoire offering music as a single subject in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

HRH The Prince of Wales meets young musicians and confers honours at the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 3 May 2022

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today conferred honours to musicians, music industry professionals and RCM students during the annual President's Visit.  

Royal College of Music Museum acquires portrait of prolific anti-slavery composer

Wednesday 27 April 2022

The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired a portrait of Samuel Arnold, the prolific 18th century anti-slavery composer.

Ferrier success for RCM musicians

Monday 25 April 2022

Royal College of Music alumna takes first prize at Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2022

Royal College of Music ranked global number one for performing arts

Wednesday 6 April 2022

The Royal College of Music has been ranked as the global top institution for performing arts in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Royal College of Music announces 2022 Summer season

Wednesday 30 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is pleased to present a vibrant summer events programme featuring festivals, classical concerts and innovative collaborations.

Royal College of Music partners with the Stauffer Center for Strings

Thursday 24 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) today announces a new artistic and educational partnership with the Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Italy.

Former More Music Campaign Chairman hosts 60th birthday concert at the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Bob Wigley, a long-standing supporter of the RCM, held a celebratory concert with special guests including Danielle de Niese.

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

Wednesday 23 March 2022

The 2021 Big Give Christmas Challenge broke the previous year’s achievement for the 11th year running.

Royal College of Music recognises landmark support for ‘More Music’ Campaign

Monday 14 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has unveiled a new donor recognition projection as its More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music Campaign enters its final phase.

Benny Greb headlines the Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion 2022

Wednesday 2 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Festival of Percussion returns on Sunday 8 May 2022. Internationally renowned drummer Benny Greb headlines a full day of performances, talks and workshops for audiences of all ages.

Joseph Horovitz HonDMus FRCM, 1926 - 2022

Friday 11 February 2022

Renowned composer, professor and long-standing member of the Royal College of Music community has passed away aged 95.

Royal College of Music Museum uncovers Hidden Treasures in new exhibition

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Elgar’s trombone, a famous bust of Ralph Vaughan Williams and the earliest known portrait of Franz Liszt are just a few of the highlights of the new exhibition at the Royal College of Music Museum.

David Wright appointed to a Personal Chair in the Social History of Music

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Professor David Wright has been appointed to a Personal Chair in the Social History of Music

Dr Jonathan Cole appointed Head of Composition

Tuesday 21 December 2021

The Royal College of Music announces the appointment of Dr Jonathan Cole as Head of Composition.

Royal College of Music announces new scholarship and bursary with Huawei Technologies UK

Thursday 16 December 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new scholarship and bursary funded by Huawei Technologies UK. Four RCM students have been awarded the inaugural Huawei Scholarship and a further three will benefit from the Huawei Bursary to support their studies for the 2021/22 academic year.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales unveils new Royal College of Music Campus

Thursday 2 December 2021

HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music, today officially opened the newly transformed building during a special visit to the institution in December.

Ferrier Award success for RCM musician

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Talented Royal College of Music student wins 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Award

National Youth Orchestra (NYO) success for Royal College of Music Junior Department

Monday 15 November 2021

A total of 26 musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department are joining the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 2022. This is a record number of RCMJD musicians selected for the orchestra in recent years.

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

Friday 12 November 2021

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

RCM Accelerate start-up funding making a difference to recent graduates

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Violence against women, environmental issues and the digital landscape are just a few of the themes explored by recent RCM graduates.

RCM Researcher awarded Cambridge University Press book prize

Friday 5 November 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Langham Smith has been awarded the prestigious Royal Musical Association and Cambridge University Press Outstanding Edited Collection Book Prize for 2021.

RPS Composition Award success for RCM alumna Dani Howard

Tuesday 2 November 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that RCM alumna, Dani Howard, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Large-Scale Composition Award.

Royal College of Music (RCM) alumna Laura Ayoub returns to hear new work performed by RCM String Band

Wednesday 27 October 2021

The RCM String Band will perform a brand new work composed by RCM graduate Laura Ayoub and her sister Sarah.

Bernard Haitink, 1929-2021

Friday 22 October 2021

The Royal College of Music community sends its deepest sympathies to the family of Bernard Haitink, who died yesterday aged 92.

Royal College of Music announces new scholarship with Nord Anglia Education

Thursday 7 October 2021

Postgraduate cellist Shizuku Tatsuno has been awarded the inaugural Nord Anglia Education Scholarship to support her studies for the 2021/22 academic year.

London's newest Museum opens at the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 6 October 2021

London’s newest museum opens to the public after being kept under-wraps for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting its original planned opening.

2021/22 RCM Fellowships announced

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Royal College of Music Director, Professor Colin Lawson, has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2021/22 academic year.

RCM graduate appointed principal clarinettist with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Friday 24 September 2021

The RCM Woodwind faculty is delighted to announce some high-profile achievements.

First prize for RCM student in the Leeds International Piano Competition 2021

Monday 20 September 2021

The Royal College of Music congratulates students Alim Beisembayev and Thomas Kelly on their outstanding achievements at Leeds International Piano Competition.

RCM masterclasses receive significant gift from Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

Friday 17 September 2021

The Royal College of Music (RCM) receives a significant gift from Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne (AMFL) for the next three years to support its acclaimed masterclass programme.

New research appointments at the RCM

Thursday 12 August 2021

Royal College of Music announces research positions for Dr Rosie Perkins, Dr Neta Spiro and Dr Christina Guillaumier.

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%.