Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music is a conservatoire established by royal charter in 1882, located in South Kensington, London, UK. It offers training from the undergraduate to the doctoral level in all aspects of Western Music including performance, composition, conducting, music theory and history. The RCM also undertakes research, with particular strengths in performance practice and performance science. The college is one of the four conservatories of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and a member of Conservatoires UK. Its buildings are directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall on Prince Consort Road, next to Imperial College and among the museums and cultural centres of Albertopolis.

Royal College of Music
Established1882; 139 years ago (1882)
Endowment£28.8 million[1]
ChairmanGuy Black, Baron Black of Brentwood[2]
PresidentCharles, Prince of Wales
DirectorColin Lawson
PatronQueen Elizabeth II
Students890 (2019/20)[3]
Undergraduates440 (2019/20)[3]
Postgraduates450 (2019/20)[3]
51°29′59″N 0°10′37″W
AffiliationsConservatoires UK
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Universities UK