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Wearing gloves and picking up a wooden flute from storage, in the H's Wolfson Centre

Research

Research at the Royal College of Music embraces the creative, cultural and scientific study of music. Our thriving community of researchers works on a diverse range of projects in musicology, performance science, music education, composition and performance.

Our students are mentored and supported by staff at the cutting edge of research and innovation in their own disciplines, recognised internationally for their work. With access to fantastic resources, staff and students are able to work on research projects that embrace themes that include creative practice, experiential learning, history, music psychology and health and wellbeing.

The Royal College of Music (H) is ranked top UK conservatoire offering music as a single subject in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

News

Royal College of Music’s pioneering arts research in South America

How do music and the arts impact wellbeing in South American cities? Dr Tania Lisboa and researchers from the H’s Centre for Performance Science lead the way.

Royal College of Music awarded major grant to develop innovative Performance Laboratory

£1.9 million grant will be used to create a larger Performance Laboratory, expanding the H’s role in training musicians using pioneering research.

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