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Our artistic and learning community is integral to the nation’s vibrant performance culture. We partner with a wealth of artistic companies and individual artists to an intensity and regularity that is rare worldwide. Together, we continuously explore new informal and formal ways to work to our mutual benefit:

  • Artists and companies can cover repertoire they normally can’t do.
  • Students benefit from mentoring and real world experience, working in a professional but supported context.
  • The leaders of today seed the leaders of tomorrow. Artists and companies partner with us in innovation: we’re an ideal test bed for new work.

Our partners include Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, BBC Scotland, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Shakespeare Company, York Theatre Royal, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, New Moves International, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Classic FM.

Examples of how we work with these companies include; the BBC SSO Conducting Fellowship with Donald Runnicles and Orchestral Mentoring Scheme, Scottish Opera co-productions, and MACCT students working at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

‘It’s as though our walls are transparent. Students interface with the industry and vice versa – there’s no barrier so there’s a gradual transition into employment. By the time they graduate they’ve worked with the most important players in Scotland, the UK and internationally’

Andrew Panton, Artistic Director of Musical Theatre

After The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland renewed and signed an Memorandum of Agreement with Rostov State Rachmaninov Conservatoire (Russia) in June 2016, Erasmus+ funding has been granted for an innovative project of musical and educational collaboration between our two institutions starting in February 2017 for 18 months.

The project will facilitate student and staff mobility in key study areas: Composition, Traditional Music, Keyboard, Strings, Chamber Music, Junior Conservatoire and Research, providing an expansion of musical repertoire; new compositions; new views of traditional music and the fusion of national styles; the blending of eastern and western pedagogical styles and approaches to Baroque music and further develop the concept of music education programmes.