The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers.
Founded in 1882 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 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; instrumentalists such as James Galway, John Lill and Natalie Clein.
With 750 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level, the RCM of the 21st century is a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians. RCM professors are musicians with worldwide reputations, accustomed to working with the most talented students of each generation to unlock their artistic potential. You can learn more here: http://www.rcm.ac.uk/courses/exchanges/
- Performers must submit a recording of approximately 20 minutes in duration. Video recordings are strongly preferred and are compulsory for Percussion applicants.
- Composers must prepare a portfolio of three contrasting works. Scores are required, and recordings may also be submitted if available.
- All recordings/portfolios must uploaded as part of your online application. Most video formats are accepted, or audio recordings in mp3 format. Links to YouTube videos are also accepted.