Join the RCS Board of Governors

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is recruiting new members to join its Board of Governors to shape the future one of the most creative and collaborative institutions in Europe. Founded in 1847 and located in Glasgow, RCS is one of the finest multi-disciplinary arts education environments in the world, with excellent performance and rehearsal venues and

Trad grad trio win at folk music ‘Oscars’

A trio of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduates and a former tutor have won top traditional music awards in a ceremony dubbed the ‘folk Oscars’. Graduates Rebecca Hill, Siobhan Miller and Josie Duncan were recognised in last night’s  MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, broadcast on BBC ALBA in a special programme named Na Trads

Students, staff and graduates in the running for top trad awards

It’s one of the biggest nights of the year for traditional music in Scotland. The MG ALBA Scots Trad Awards return this week with a string of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students, staff and alumni in the running for top honours. Dubbed the ‘folk Oscars’, the annual awards recognise excellence within Scotland’s thriving traditional musical


Fully-funded modules created for Scotland’s teachers

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is opening applications to two new fully-funded modules specifically created for teachers, available from January 2021. The modules, Exploring Responsibility of All through Active Music Making and Music Technology in Secondary Schools, will be taught by RCS lecturers, and offer GTCS registered teachers professional learning within Scotland’s national conservatoire. These

Scotland invites the world to join its national day celebrations and connect through culture for St Andrew’s Day

Scotland is inviting the world to share in a very special Scottish experience which starts today (Friday, November 27) in celebration of St Andrew’s Day. The Scottish Government has commissioned a series of cultural performances to create a unique virtual festival which unites up-and-coming Scottish and international talent and brings Scotland’s core values – welcoming,

RCS saxophonist on screen this Sunday in final of top jazz award

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland saxophonist is in the running for one of the most prestigious prizes in jazz. Matt Carmichael is one of five finalists in the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020, which broadcasts on BBC Four this Sunday (November 22) at 7pm. Matt, who was born in Inverness and grew up in Lenzie,


RCS in association with Solar Bear present The Assumption

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Solar Bear were really excited to be bringing The Assumption to the Tramway stage as one of the first live theatre productions, with a live audience, since the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing restrictions, this can no longer happen, but they are still delighted to be carrying on


Bafta-winning and Golden Globe-nominated James McAvoy voices urgent call for scholarship support for students at Scotland’s national conservatoire

A global Scottish star of stage and screen is voicing his support for the future of the arts in a powerful new film that premieres today (Wednesday, November 4) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Award-winning Hollywood and West End actor James McAvoy – a Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate – narrates the poignant #WeAreStillHere that captures

ReCollection: Marking 21 years of Contemporary Performance Practice

ReCollection is a new publication, curated by RCS graduates POWERHAUS, and with contributions from students, staff and graduates to mark 21 years of Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This degree programme brings together performance-makers, educators, advocates and active citizens who aspire to transform the world around them. At the core of

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