Royal College of Music

One of the world’s greatest conservatoires

Ranked the top institution for performing arts in the UK for five consecutive years (QS World University Rankings 2016–2020) and number one in Europe in 2020, we welcome staff and students from all over the world bringing exceptional talent, creativity and inspiration.

Organ at the RCM  

The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s greatest conservatoires. Ranked the top institution for performing arts in the UK for five consecutive years (QS World University Rankings 2016–2020) and number one in Europe in 2020, we welcome staff and students from all over the world bringing exceptional talent, creativity and inspiration.  

Our beautiful instruments  

The Royal College of Music boasts a wealth of high-quality instruments. Organists have access to the RCM’s selection of mechanical action instruments, including our new custom-built Flentrop organ, and to instruments outside the RCM.  

The Royal College of Music’s organ in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall was designed and built by Flentrop Orgelbouw and unveiled in spring 2018 as part of our More Music Campaign. It has 34 stops over three manuals and pedals and was designed with an emphasis on beauty of tone, voiced for the acoustic of our Concert Hall. The aesthetic of our beautiful organ is in the Dutch and North German traditions. It is used for one-to-one lessons and performances. 

We have an additional smaller organ in the West Parry Room, which is nestled in the eaves of our Blomfield building, overlooking the Royal Albert Hall.  

Our programmes 

The RCM offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We are the only conservatoire to award our own degrees right up to doctoral level, meaning you can create a bespoke course to suit your aspirations. 

RCM Organists have previously enjoyed study trips abroad to France, Germany and the Netherlands. Training built into the core of the BMus programme at the RCM includes preparation for the diplomas of the Royal College of Organists. 

The faculty’s distinguished and experienced professors are drawn from around the globe and are dedicated to helping you develop as a professional musician. Many have successful performing careers and our organ professors hold positions in prestigious churches, including St Sulpice in Paris. 

Performance opportunities 

Many of our organ students hold scholarships at cathedrals and significant churches in London. RCM organists have previously held scholarships in venues such as; Westminster Abbey, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chapel Royal Hampton Court, Southwark Cathedral, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Farm Street Church. 

If you or your students would like to find out more about studying at the RCM visit www.rcm.ac.uk/study or contact our Admissions Team on admissions@rcm.ac.uk  

Find out more about our Keyboard Faculty at www.rcm.ac.uk/keyboard 

Watch on YouTube

Eric Chan – second year Mater of Performance student, Bach Bites, December 2020  

Bach Bites: Eric Chan  

Polina Sosnina – second year Master of Performance student, Bach Bites, October 2020 

Bach Bites: Polina Sosnina 

Contact

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