Opened in 1883 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe.
The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers.
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The Royal College of Music is committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We welcome students irrespective of sex, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, offering you the support necessary to fulfill your potential.
The Royal College of Music’s hall of residence, Prince Consort Village, provides high-quality accommodation for just over 400 students. The building, which is situated on Goldhawk Road, opened in spring 2016 and comprises studio apartments, en-suite rooms and standard rooms.
The KMH Library is located in House 3 (the former Stables). In the library you will find sheet music, books, periodicals, records, videos, reference works etc. The Library also has KMH’s most comprehensive archive of essays and degree theses written at KMH (but also from other music colleges in Sweden).
Studenthälsan is a part of the student service at KMH. At the Studenhälsan office, you can make appointments with a nurse or a psychologist.
The newly built Campus Valhallavägen is custom-made for music education, and for creating, experiencing and researching music. Here, the majority of programmes and courses takes place, and most of our concerts and events are held here.
The teachers are super supportive and nice. This jazzprogram leaves us freedom to do whatever we want in music, it is not only about traditional swing or jazz. But there is a lot of courses for tradition as well. I am happy that I can express myself in music in whichever way I want to in this school and it's welcomed. But sometimes I think there is too little classes and...
RCM greatly supported my research ideas, and adjusted very well to the pandemic situation, enabling me to complete my degree online. I loved working with the professors and felt supported in my endeavours. There was also a fantastic student community.
The royal college is an important centre for music in the World. It is very efficient. Theachers are very qualified and the college give you the possibility to embark on your carreer easyer than other music schools
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