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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.

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).

RCM students and alumni star in Theater an der Wien's Porgy and Bess

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Four RCM singers are to perform lead roles in a production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in Vienna this October.

Royal College of Music and Community Jameel establish Hardship Fund to support students in need

Monday 28 September 2020

The Royal College of Music has announced the establishment of the Community Jameel Hardship Fund to support RCM students who are experiencing unexpected difficulty or financial hardship, for an initial period of three years.

In Focus: short film series to immerse music-lovers in classical performance begins today

Monday 21 September 2020

The RCM's new short film series begins today with In Focus: The Kennedy-Mietke Harpsichord.

RCM launches autumn season with events in London‘s newest concert hall

Wednesday 9 September 2020

The Royal College of Music has launched its autumn events season for 2020, including the first performances in its brand-new Performance Hall.

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.

Julian Bream, RCM alumnus, 1933 – 2020

Monday 17 August 2020

Renowned classical guitarist Julian Bream CBE, who studied at the Royal College of Music from 1948, has died aged 87.

Announcing August's performances in the RCM's online concert series

Monday 3 August 2020

Sir Antonio Pappano, John Wilson and Holly Mathieson feature alongside RCM students in this month's online concert series, taking classic performances from our archives.

2020/21 RCM Fellowships announced

Monday 3 August 2020

Royal College of Music Director, Professor Colin Lawson, has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2020/21 academic year.

RCM Sparks digital toolkit supports families, schools and local community during lockdown

Monday 27 July 2020

RCM Sparks has launched a new digital toolkit to continue its essential work with schools and the local community during lockdown.

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).

Precious manuscripts conserved through RCM Restore a Score Appeal

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Manuscripts and music books, including scores by RCM composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Elizabeth Maconchy, have been restored.