Our five organisations

  • Royal Academy of Music

    Royal Academy of Music

    The Royal Academy of Music is the oldest conservatoire in Britain and for nearly 200 years has produced household names in all parts of the music industry. With a distinguished roster of professors, from Junior Academy to PhD – via BMus and MA – and with peerless guest musicians, it equips students for a creative and fulfilling life in music.

    Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

    The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is ranked as one of the world’s top three performing arts education institutions (QS World Rankings, 2017) and is number one in Scotland for graduate employability (HESA 14/15), endorsing its status as a national and international centre of excellence.

    We have been teaching the performing arts since 1847 and we’ve built on our roots as a national academy of music to become one of Europe’s most multi-disciplinary performing arts higher education centres, offering specialised teaching across music, drama, dance, production and film.

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal Northern College of Music

    Royal Northern College of Music

    The Royal Northern College of Music is a leading international conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester, with a reputation for attracting talented students, teachers, conductors and composers from all over the world.

    Founded in 1972 through the merger of the Royal Manchester College of Music and Northern School of Music, the RNCM is home to around 320 teaching staff and over 800 students from 60 countries.

    Royal Northern College of Music
  • ABRSM

    Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

    Founded in 1889, ABRSM is the largest music education organisation in the UK, one of its largest music publishers, and a global leader in the provision of music exams. We offer assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in over 90 countries.

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  • Royal College of Music

    Royal College of Music

    Founded in 1882 by the future King Edward VII, 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. With 840 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the RCM is a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians located directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall in London.

    Royal College of Music