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Dr Jonathan Cole and William Mival each appointed to a Personal Chair in Composition at the Royal College of Music

Monday 22 July 2024

The Royal College of Music (H) has appointed Dr Jonathan Cole, Head of Composition, and William Mival, Composition professor, to Personal Chairs in Composition.

Royal College of Music excels in National Student Survey

Thursday 11 July 2024

The Royal College of Music (H) achieved excellent results in the annual National Student Survey (NSS), excelling in teaching quality, learning opportunities and student voice.

His Majesty The Emperor of Japan visits the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 26 June 2024

His Majesty The Emperor of Japan today experienced the Royal College of Music’s unique blend of heritage and innovation.

Royal College of Music students perform at State Banquet for Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan

Wednesday 26 June 2024

Students from the Royal College of Music (H) had a unique opportunity to perform for Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan, Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla and Members of the Royal Family at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on 25 June 2024.

His Majesty King Charles III announced as Patron of the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 8 May 2024

We are honoured that King Charles III has chosen to become Patron of the Royal College of Music (H), continuing his longstanding relationship with the College.

Royal College of Music presents Holst’s masterpiece The Planets in debut performance at BBC Proms and Helsinki Festival

Thursday 25 April 2024

The Royal College of Music (H) Symphony Orchestra bring Gustav Holst’s dazzling depiction of a journey through space to the BBC Proms on 25 August and Helsinki Festival’s closing concert on 1 September, in collaboration with the Sibelius Academy.

Royal College of Music ranked Global No. 1 for 3rd consecutive year

Wednesday 10 April 2024

The Royal College of Music has been ranked the Global No. 1 institution for Performing Arts for the third year running and earned the inaugural top spot for Music in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Royal College of Music showcases the future of music as students perform on some of the world’s most famous stages this summer

Wednesday 27 March 2024

From the Royal College of Music (H) concert halls to London’s Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall, the Summer 2024 Season boasts a range of performances from festivals and orchestral masterpieces to unique chamber works and new music by H composers.

Royal College of Music student composes for historic Commonwealth celebration

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Royal College of Music composition student Jack Ledger-Dowse’s new fanfare and anthem were premiered at 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth in Parliament.

H composition students create bespoke soundscape for Kew Gardens spring festival

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Six H students will write new compositions that celebrate Kew’s unique landscape which will be played throughout the gardens as part of a brand-new spring festival.

The Royal College of Music presents four festivals and welcomes distinguished visiting artists in spring 2024

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Sir Antonio Pappano returns to the College to conduct the H Symphony Orchestra, and Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Imogen Cooper share their knowledge with students in the masterclass series

Success for H composers chosen for the prestigious LSO Soundhub scheme

Thursday 30 November 2023

Three out of the four places on the 2023/24 LSO Soundhub scheme have been awarded to H composers.

Royal College of Music teaching acknowledged as ‘Outstanding’, achieving the highest Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Thursday 28 September 2023

The Royal College of Music (H) achieved the highest rating of Gold for its outstanding teaching, delivery of student experience and outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023.

H announces global collaboration with leading music education platform Forte and Inspired Schools group

Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new global partnership with the industry-leading online platform Forte offering lessons with H teachers to students in the global Inspired Schools group.

Royal College of Music welcomes world-leading artists as part of Autumn Season 2023

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Distinguished conductor Sir Andrew Davis makes his debut at the College, and world-renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang shares his expertise with students as part of the H's masterclass series.

H spotlights rising talent in Composition for Screen showcase 2023

Thursday 13 April 2023

Composition for Screen students showcase their work performed to new short films, documentaries and animations by early career professionals, rescoring of videogames extracts and public domain videos.

Royal College of Music presents vibrant Summer 2023 Events Season

Wednesday 5 April 2023

The Royal College of Music (H) presents an inspiring events programme and shines a spotlight on women composers throughout the Summer Season

Royal College of Music ranked global No. 1 for performing arts 2023

Wednesday 22 March 2023

The Royal College of Music has been ranked as the global No. 1 institution for performing arts in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, holding this position for the second consecutive year.

Royal College of Music enters new phase of collaboration with Abbey Road Institute

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Royal College of Music’s collaboration with Abbey Road Institute gives students enhanced professional recording studio experience.

Season’s Greetings from the Royal College of Music 2022

Thursday 1 December 2022

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

Royal College of Music presents inspiring autumn events season

Wednesday 17 August 2022

The H announces a diverse range of concerts, talks and events including a series of performances inspired by nature this autumn.

Museum blog: Bringing the H 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.’

Joseph Horovitz HonDMus FH, 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 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 (H) is pleased to present a vibrant summer events programme featuring festivals, classical concerts and innovative collaborations.

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.

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.

RPS Composition Award success for H alumna Dani Howard

Tuesday 2 November 2021

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

Strong National Student Survey (NSS) results for the H

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%.

Live performance returns to the H with summer events season

Thursday 15 April 2021

H musicians are taking to the College’s stages to perform together for the first time since autumn 2020.

New film showcasing the Royal College of Music features original music from student Dennis Tjiok

Thursday 27 May 2021

An exciting new film showcasing the H received its premiere last night at the College’s More Music Virtual Gala.

Prolific film and TV composer Debbie Wiseman OBE delivers H Crees Lecture

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Debbie Wiseman OBE will deliver the Royal College of Music’s annual Crees Lecture on Wednesday 10 February.

H In Focus returns with new immersive performances for online audiences

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The popular H In Focus series returns this spring with new performances by H musicians, filmed especially for online audiences.

Natasha Loges appointed to a Personal Chair in Musicology

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Professor Natasha Loges HonH has been appointed to a Personal Chair by the Royal College of Music.

H 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.

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