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Applications now open for the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship 2023 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

It’s the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland fellowship in association with one of Europe’s leading orchestras and mentoring from one of the conducting world’s most celebrated figures. Applications open today (Friday, February 3) for the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship 2023, a two-year programme for conductors on the cusp of their careers. Apply for the Leverhulme Conducting

RCS supports emerging artists and creative innovators to Make It Happen

An eco-friendly educational board game, a dance theatre work based on the Australian Black Summer fires, an EP from a rising star on the European jazz scene and the launch of a circus school to boost health and wellbeing … they’re just some of the projects that will take flight through an annual micro-funding initiative

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Applications open for two new fully funded music modules at RCS

Applications are open for two new fully funded music modules at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, specifically created for teachers. Available from January next year, Exploring Responsibility of All Through Active Music Making aims to support primary school teachers while Music Technology in Secondary Schools will be taught by RCS lecturers and offers General Teaching

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RCS student Ewan Hastie named BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student has been named BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022. Double bassist Ewan Hastie, 20, who is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Music degree on the RCS Jazz programme – and is an alumnus of the Junior Conservatoire of Music – was announced as the winner during last

Rising jazz star: Ewan Hastie in final of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland bassist is in the final of one of the most prestigious competition in jazz. Ewan Hastie, who is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Music degree on the RCS Jazz programme, is one of five finalists in the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022, which takes places on Saturday

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Internationally acclaimed musicians to nurture next generation at RCS

A percussion heavyweight, a multi-award-winning guitarist and a leading figure in traditional music – an influential and internationally acclaimed trio of musicians will inspire a new generation at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). Colin Currie, Sean Shibe and Jennifer Wrigley have been appointed Associate Artists at Scotland’s national conservatoire, where they’ll become a central

New study proposes nationwide campaign to boost dance in Scottish primary schools

Dance is part of the curriculum for primary schools in Scotland yet 48% of primary school teachers say that dance is ‘non-existent’ or ‘almost non-existent’ in their schools. While 85% per cent of teachers believe dance is an important part of the curriculum, many lack confidence and feel unprepared in bringing it into the classroom.