The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world’s great conservatoires, bringing together gifted, elite musicians from all over the world to develop their international careers as performers, conductors and composers. Our professors are musicians with worldwide reputations and extensive professional portfolios of inspirational work.
Established in 1883, our iconic building is located in beautiful South Kensington. Recently reurbished to offer even more practice spaces, performance and concert halls.
Alumni include composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers include Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe, instrumentalists like Sir James Galway, John Lill, Gervase de Peyer, and Natalie Clein.
Over 900 students from 50 countries study at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level. You will join a vibrant community of collaborative, artistically progressive musicians.