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.
Daisy Fancourt selected as New Generation Thinker
Friday 17 March 2017
Royal College of Music Research Fellow Daisy Fancourt has been chosen for the 2017 New Generation Thinkers programme.
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.
RCM Community Music Research Partnership Awarded AHRC Grant
Friday 3 February 2017
The ‘Excellence, Inclusion and Intervention in Music’ project, conducted in partnership with York St John University, has been awarded £45,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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.
Centre for Performance Science wins Royal Society for Public Health award
Friday 28 October 2016
The Centre for Performance Science has been chosen by the Royal Society for Public Health to receive a national award for its contributions to research and practice around the creative arts, health and wellbeing.
A New Partnership in Performance Science
Thursday 30 June 2016
The Royal College of Music and Imperial College London announce a major interdisciplinary partnership in performance science.
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.
RCM Finds Drumming Has Positive Impact on Mental Health
Monday 21 March 2016
Research by the Royal College of Music has found that drumming has a positive impact on mental health, with a 10-week programme of group drumming reducing depression by as much as 38% and anxiety by 20%.
Royal College of Music Research Project Receives £50,000 AHRC Award
Friday 11 December 2015
An RCM research project looking at the legacy of Conductor/Composer Peter Gellhorn receives £50,000 award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Key Change! Towards a new RCM Museum
Friday 16 October 2015
We’re delighted to announce the opening of our museum’s new temporary exhibition: 'Key Change! Towards a New RCM Museum'.
Sir David Willcocks CBE MC FRCM, 1919 - 2015
Friday 18 September 2015
We are deeply saddened to report the death of former RCM Director, Sir David Willcocks, on 17 September.
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.
Singing is good for you
Monday 20 July 2015
Researchers from the Royal College of Music have shown that listening to and performing music has a positive biological effect on mood and stress levels.
Music and Motherhood
Monday 6 July 2015
A new study announced today at the Royal College of Music aims to investigate the impact of singing among mothers experiencing Post-Natal Depression (PND).
RCM tops Guardian League Table
Tuesday 26 May 2015
The Royal College of Music has been ranked first in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for music.
RCM Simulator at Imperial Festival
Monday 11 May 2015
A pop-up version of the Royal College of Music's ground-breaking performance simulator has featured at Imperial College London's annual May Festival.
Arts in Harmony
Monday 27 April 2015
An exciting new exhibition celebrating the centenary year of the Ben Uri Gallery opens today in the RCM Museum of Music.
BBC Features RCM Technology
Monday 13 April 2015
The Royal College of Music’s innovative use of digital technology has been highlighted on BBC Radio 4.
The President’s Visit 2015
Thursday 12 March 2015
HRH The Prince of Wales honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life today at the Royal College of Music's Annual Awards ceremony.
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.
RCM ranked Top London Conservatoire for World-Leading Research
Wednesday 17 December 2014
The Royal College of Music (RCM) has been named as the London conservatoire with the highest percentage of world-leading research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Lest We Forget
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Royal College of Music staff and students have marked Armistice Day 100 years after the outbreak of World War One.
Half a million YouTube views
Friday 24 October 2014
The Royal College of Music has received more than 500,000 video views on YouTube.
City of Light
Monday 13 October 2014
The RCM is delighted to be collaborating with the Philharmonia Orchestra for City of Light: Paris 1900–1950 - a major series exploring the music, culture, art and society in Paris between 1900 and 1950.
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.
Museum Exhibition: The RCM & WW1
Tuesday 30 September 2014
To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Museum is delighted to announce the opening of a new temporary exhibition ‘The RCM and WW1’.
Christopher Hogwood 1941 – 2014
Thursday 25 September 2014
We are very sorry to report the death of conductor, composer and musicologist Christopher Hogwood CBE on 24 September.
New Year at the RCM
Monday 16 September 2013
We are delighted to warmly welcome a total of 360 new students from 53 different countries for a new academic year at the Royal College of Music.
RCM Autumn Events
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Booking is now open for the Royal College of Music’s Autumn Season 2014, and as always there is an exciting line up of concerts, masterclasses, talks and participatory events on offer.
RCM Museum of Music: now open for longer
Friday 25 July 2014
The RCM Museum of Music is delighted to be extending its opening hours this summer. From 22 July to 22 August 2014 the museum will be open from 11.30am to 5.30pm, Tuesday to Friday.
Richard Wistreich to join RCM as Director of Research
Friday 13 June 2014
We're delighted to announce that Professor Richard Wistreich will be joining the Royal College of Music on 1 September 2014 as Director of Research.
A Rossini UK Premiere at the RCM
Thursday 5 June 2014
The RCM is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Rossini's La gazzetta by presenting the UK premiere of a quintet for the opera's five major characters.
Tuesday 6 May 2014
RCM mezzo-soprano Amy Williamson and professor Christopher Glynn have given the first performance of a lost song by Felix Mendelssohn on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme.
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.
RCM Summer Events
Wednesday 9 April 2014
Booking is now open for the RCM’s Summer Season, offering up unmissable events from some of the world's most outstanding young musical talent.
K491 to SW7
Tuesday 8 April 2014
A jewel in the Royal College of Music’s extensive collection of historic manuscripts is being published as a high-quality facsimile by Bärenreiter.
Woodhouse at 15
Thursday 6 March 2014
The Royal College of Music’s Woodhouse Centre for Professional Development is celebrating its 15th birthday this year with a unique series of events.
Singing a Song in a Foreign Land
Tuesday 18 February 2014
This February the RCM’s Singing a Song in a Foreign Land project comes to a climax with an exhibition, concert series and three-day symposium.
RCM Research makes an impact
Monday 27 January 2014
RCM students made a great impact at the Royal Music Association’s (RMA) 2014 Research Students’ Conference.
From Delius to Dizzee Rascal: The Listening Experience Database
Thursday 12 December 2013
Could you contribute to the world’s first database measuring the impact of music on people’s lives?
RCM Spring Events
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Booking is now open for the RCM’s Spring Season, jam-packed with exciting events featuring our hugely talented young musicians.
The Power of the Unconscious
Friday 22 November 2013
RCM Research Fellow in Performance Science Dr Tania Lisboa has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Frontiers programme.
Singing a Song in Strasbourg
Monday 11 November 2013
On 9 November, RCM singers and instrumentalists headed to Strasbourg to recreate a unique event.
Creative Learning Project
Friday 4 October 2013
The RCM has collaborated with the University of Cambridge for an investigation into how musicians find creative inspiration.
The Yeomen of the Guard
Tuesday 1 October 2013
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Yeomen of the Guard the RCM has made available online the manuscript of the overture.
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.
RCM Autumn Events
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Booking is now open for the RCM's autumn season of events, featuring some of the world’s most talented young musicians and internationally acclaimed visiting artists
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’.
Cheltenham Music Festival Residency
Wednesday 10 July 2013
RCM Professor of Performance Science Aaron Williamon is taking part in a unique series of talks at this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival.
Britten: The Student Years
Tuesday 2 July 2013
The RCM Museum of Music is pleased to announce the opening of a new temporary exhibition focussing on RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten.
Instruments Out and About
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Two treasures from the RCM Special Collections are being loaned out to special exhibitions this summer.
Friday 31 May 2013
A new £1 million project will see the UK’s nine top music conservatoires leading the world’s largest ever study into the health and wellbeing of performing musicians.
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.
Michael Gough Matthews
Thursday 11 April 2013
We are very sorry to report the death of Vice-President and former RCM Director, Michael Gough Matthews, on Thursday 11 April 2013.
RCM Summer Events
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Booking is now open for the RCM's summer season: more than 100 events showcasing some of the world’s very best young musical talent.
Performance Simulator on Radio 3
Monday 8 April 2013
The Royal College of Music’s performance simulator has been featured on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters.
The Scalpel and the Bow
Monday 14 January 2013
Head of Performance Science Professor Aaron Williamon has featured on the popular BBC Radio 3 series Between the Ears.
A tribute to Raenelda MacKie
Thursday 10 January 2013
Richard Langham Smith pays tribute to RCM doctoral student Raenelda MacKie, who passed away in December...
One Man's War
Wednesday 10 October 2012
A BBC Radio 4 documentary casts new light on musical life in wartime Britain, with the help of some special documents held in the RCM's archive...
The RCM and the Royal River
Monday 30 April 2012
The RCM Library's Anne Boleyn manuscript has been included in the National Maritime Museum’s latest exhibition.
Monday 16 April 2012
This June, an innovative three-day conference will explore the meeting point between arts and sciences...
The Life of Schumann
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The Life of Schumann by Visiting Research Fellow Michael Musgrave (FRCM) was published in May 2011 by Cambridge University Press in its ‘Musical Lives’ Series.
Building a Library
Thursday 10 November 2011
Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the RCM, will be discussing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet on BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library on Saturday 3 December.
Creativity and Curiosity
Thursday 10 November 2011
The Independent Online has published a blog by RCM director Professor Colin Lawson, following his participation in the keynote debate at the Institute of Idea’s Battle of Ideas Festival.
Tales from the Stave
Wednesday 26 October 2011
A recent episode of the BBC Radio 4 show Tales from the Stave examines the manuscripts of two of former RCM Director Hubert Parry’s most famous works: I was Glad and Jerusalem.
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
Who do you think you are?
Tuesday 13 September 2011
A new BBC1 documentary shed light on the fascinating life of 19th century industrialist Samson Fox, who played a key role in the early life of the Royal College of Music...
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...