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Welcome to summer 2021 Upbeat

As another academic year draws to a close, RCM Director Professor Colin Lawson welcomes you to the fourth digital edition of Upbeat.

In conversation with Veronica Wadley CBE, Baroness Fleet

We speak to Veronica Wadley CBE, Baroness Fleet – a member of the RCM Council and More Music Campaign Cabinet – about her extraordinary career and her advocacy for the arts.

Going digital: a new era of learning and performance

Artistic Director Stephen Johns shares how the College was able to pivot to digital during the pandemic – and what the digital landscape looks like moving forward.

Timothy Henty: from conductor to film director

RCM alumnus Timothy Henty takes us behind-the-scenes of his recent digital work with the London Mozart Players.

Student voices

We meet incoming President of the Students’ Union, Laura Williamson, and bid farewell to outgoing President Joel Wilson.

Announcing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Matching Fund

A new initiative established by Victoria, Lady Robey OBE HonRCM will support our vital work in reaching students from underrepresented backgrounds.

In pictures: More Music Virtual Gala

Highlights from our second online fundraising event.

The Global Conservatoire: a new 'global classroom’ launches to Royal College of Music students and international partners

The RCM has joined with three international partners to launch the Global Conservatoire.

RCM becomes first European conservatoire to extend digital provision with Henle Library

The RCM is the first conservatoire in Europe to extend its digital resource offering in partnership with the Henle Library app.

The Victor and Lilian Hochhauser Foundation pledges £500K to support scholarships

Six new annual scholarships will support students, beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.

Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to our supporters for their generosity.

In memory

Remembering and celebrating the lives of those connected with the RCM.

Staff updates

News, stories, updates and social media posts from RCM staff.

Student updates

News, stories and updates from the RCM student body, including album releases and competition successes.

Alumni updates

All the latest from our alumni community around the world, including television appearances, album releases, and book publications.