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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, Imperial College and UCL researchers shed light on music’s role in supporting mental wellbeing

Monday 17 August 2020

New research led by the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has used data collected from over 2,000 people all over the world to discover the specific ways in which music-making supports positive mental wellbeing.

National Student Survey (NSS) results announced

Thursday 16 July 2020

The Royal College of Music achieves strong performance in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).

Royal College of Music named top conservatoire for music in the UK in the Complete University Guide Arts, Drama and Music League Table 2021 

Tuesday 9 June 2020

The RCM is the top conservatoire for music in the 2021 Complete University Guide Arts, Drama and Music table for the second consecutive year

Centre for Performance Science launches survey to study impact of Covid-19 on the arts

Tuesday 14 April 2020

The Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has launched a major new study to track the effects of Covid-19 on arts and culture students and professionals.

Two health-focused research projects funded at Royal College of Music

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Two new Royal College of Music research projects focusing on health and wellbeing have successfully secured funding ahead of the 2019/20 academic year.

Research project exploring migration and music wins AHRC grant

Wednesday 18 September 2019

A Royal College of Music research project into the effects of migration on music has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant of £900,000.

Royal College of Music top conservatoire in Guardian music league table

Monday 10 June 2019

The Royal College of Music is ranked number one conservatoire in the 2020 Guardian University Guide's music league table and third out of all UK institutions for music.

Royal College of Music named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for fourth consecutive year

Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Centre for Performance Science researchers identify links between memorisation and virtuosity

Thursday 20 December 2018

A CPS study finds that the skills and practice needed to play virtuosic expressively are similar to those required to perform reliably from memory and can be learned by all musicians.

Royal College of Music awarded Special Commendation by Research England

Tuesday 11 December 2018

The RCM has been awarded a Special Commendation by Research England for its three-year Global Challenges Research Fund strategy.

CPS research sheds positive light on musicians' psychological health

Thursday 8 November 2018

A new study from the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has revealed that classical musicians score higher than the general population on some important aspects of wellbeing.

Doctoral clarinet studentship now open for applications

Thursday 1 November 2018

The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications from doctoral candidates for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship.

Royal College of Music marks centenary year of Sir Hubert Parry and First World War

Tuesday 2 October 2018

This year, the RCM marks two important centenaries: 100 years since the end of the First World War and 100 years since the death of Sir Hubert Parry.

RCM names top conservatoire for music in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Wednesday 26 September 2018

The RCM has been ranked the number one UK conservatoire for music in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

National survey launched by Centre of Performance Science

Friday 9 November 2018

The Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has launched the HEartS music survey.

Royal College of Music part of new national Mental Health Network

Wednesday 5 September 2018

The Royal College of Music will be part of a new Mental Health Network led by UK Research and Innovation.

RCM Director Colin Lawson edits ground-breaking early music book

Friday 9 November 2018

Professor Colin Lawson has co-edited a significant reference book for historical performance practice.

Healthy Conservatoires nominated for national health award

Monday 12 November 2018

Aaron Williamon, Professor of Performance Science at the RCM, has been shortlisted for the Health Humanities Medal as Chair of Healthy Conservatoires.

RCM joins London's leading arts and humanities doctoral training partnership

Tuesday 14 August 2018

The RCM is the sole London music conservatoire to be included in a new AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership as a member of London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

Trevor Herbert appointed to a Personal Chair

Thursday 10 May 2018

The RCM has appointed Dr Trevor Herbert to a Personal Chair as Professor of Music Research.

Royal College of Music joins pioneering medical technologies project

Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Royal College of Music is collaborating on a project to translate new medical technologies into working clinical solutions, which has just received £5m government funding.

Royal College of Music top conservatoire for performing arts in the UK for third consecutive year

Friday 2 March 2018

The Royal College of Music is named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom and Europe and second in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

CPS publishes results of postnatal depression study

Monday 8 January 2018

Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science have discovered that group singing ‘with baby’ could speed up recovery from moderate to severe postnatal depression.

Royal College of Music announces Master of Education (MEd) course

Thursday 19 October 2017

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the addition of a Master of Education (MEd) course to its wide range of bespoke programmes.

Anne Boleyn's Music Book

Friday 14 July 2017

This autumn, the Royal College of Music celebrates a treasure from its collection and one of the most significant manuscripts of early 16th-century music in Britain: Anne Boleyn’s Music Book.

RCM Research Partnership Awarded AHRC Grant

Wednesday 28 June 2017

The research project is a collaboration between the Royal College of Music and the University of Southampton.

RCM Named Top Conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK for Second Consecutive Year

Wednesday 8 March 2017

The Royal College of Music has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

Amadeus Quartet Archive gifted to the RCM

Wednesday 1 March 2017

The Royal College of Music has been generously gifted a significant collection of archive materials from the Amadeus Quartet, one of the most celebrated string quartets of the 20th century.

Centre for Performance Science awarded £1m for HEartS project

Tuesday 28 February 2017

A joint venture between the Royal College of Music and Imperial has been awarded £1 million for a new research project on the arts and health.