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Season’s Greetings from the Royal College of Music 2022

Thursday 1 December 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) wishes you a festive season full of joy and music with a special performance of Silent Night filmed in RCM’s wonderful new campus.

Museum blog: Bringing our collections back home

Thursday 9 June 2022

RCM Collections Move Officers Ramiro Leite and Chiara Raponi share their experiences of unpacking the RCM Museum’s collections and setting up the new Wolfson Centre in Music & Material Culture.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

RCM Awarded Major HEFCE Grant

Thursday 1 December 2016

The Royal College of Music has been awarded a major grant by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) to support the development of new online teaching and learning resources.

Alan Alda visits the Centre for Performance Science

Wednesday 16 November 2016

The renowned actor, a keen supporter of the communication of scientific research, received a tour of our ground-breaking performance simulator.

RCM Research Shows Singing Benefits Cancer Patients

Monday 4 April 2016

A new study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of Music shows that choir singing boosts immune system activity in cancer patients and carers.

RCM Named Top Conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK

Tuesday 22 March 2016

QS World University Rankings finds the Royal College of Music top conservatoire based on the strength and quality of its teaching, research activities, graduate employability and international profile.

Creative Careers Centre

Monday 14 September 2015

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the launch of its pioneering Creative Careers Centre, formerly known as the Woodhouse Professional Development Centre.

RCM premieres long-lost march

Wednesday 28 January 2015

The Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra will give the first performance of a vivacious march by French composer Lili Boulanger at the Royal Festival Hall on 26 February.

George Dyson: Composer Of The Week

Thursday 2 October 2014

This week, BBC Radio 3 has been showcasing the music of former Royal College of Music Director, Sir George Dyson, as its Composer Of The Week. 

C P E Bach: Spiritual Songs

Friday 25 April 2014

A new CD of C P E Bach’s music recorded by RCM professors Norbert Meyn and Terence Charlston has been released by Toccata Classics.

Royal Society Journal

Friday 27 September 2013

An article written by RCM Professor of Performance Science Aaron Williamon has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Music and Monarchy

Tuesday 13 August 2013

The RCM features heavily in the final part of David Starkey’s BBC Two television series ‘Music and Monarchy’.

Instruments Out and About

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Two treasures from the RCM Special Collections are being loaned out to special exhibitions this summer.

The Science of Music

Friday 17 May 2013

In a new series for BBC Radio 4, RCM Chairman Professor Robert Winston seeks to fully understand our relationship with the power of sound.

The President's Award

Thursday 9 May 2013

HRH The Prince of Wales celebrated 20 years as President of the Royal College of Music by endorsing a brand-new honour, The President’s Award.

Sir Colin Davis

Monday 15 April 2013

We were very sorry to hear of the death of RCM alumnus Sir Colin Davis on Sunday 14 April 2013.

Brahms in the Home

Tuesday 11 October 2011

This November, a conference and concert series shed light on a vital but little-explored facet of 19th-century music-making...

International Symposium on Performance Science 2011

Wednesday 28 September 2011

The third International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) has been hosted by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music on 24 to 27 August

Treasures from the RCM Collections

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Ingrid Pearson, Deputy Head of the Graduate School, has recently given a lecture as part of the Gresham College Lecture Series.

Refurbishing the RCM Museum

Wednesday 22 June 2011

We are delighted to announce that we are investing in a refurbishment of our famous Museum of Instruments...