Like Nowhere Else

For more than 50 years we’ve been encouraging thousands of young people to fulfil their artistic potential, develop essential life skills and explore a world of possibilities within the arts and far beyond.

Our Junior Conservatoire students are nurtured and empowered to be the best they can be in a vibrant, happy and encouraging environment where supporting young people is at the heart of everything we do. Our students access specialist training across the performing and production arts from world-class teachers and visiting artists who are leaders in their particular field.

Students study with us each week during the academic year and, as well as developing their artistic skills, they also meet other young people who share their passion for the arts, have fun and make friends for life.

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The next in-person Open Day for Music on Saturday 18 November 2023 has been fully booked. We will be hosting two online Open Day events on Saturday, 27 January 2024. Please find further information below:

RCS Primary Instrumental Music

Children and families interested in our Primary Instrumental Music courses (for P4-P7 students as of September 2024) are invited to attend our online session from 11:10am – 12:10pm on Saturday, 27 January.

Junior Conservatoire Music

Young people and families interested in our Junior Conservatoire course (for S1-S6+ students as of September 2024) will be invited to our attend an online session from 12:45pm – 2pm on Saturday, 27 January.

Please complete the short form here to register your interest in either of the above events. We will be in touch ahead of the events with a full schedule and Zoom details.

You can find out more about studying Junior Conservatoire Music below or email to contact the team.

A Campus Built For The Performing Arts

Explore the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in our 360 virtual tour. Take a (digital) walk through our corridors and peak into the professional venues you could be performing in with our virtual tour.

With more than 90 practice and rehearsal rooms, five performance venues, recording studios, the UK’s busiest conservatoire archive and a library that has one of the most comprehensive collections of performance materials in the UK and internationally – you will have everything you need to thrive as an emerging artist at RCS.

Our Patron Nicola Benedetti

Nicola works frequently with our undergraduate and Junior Conservatoire students, sharing her knowledge and techniques through masterclasses to help refine solo, chamber and orchestral playing skills.

Nicola began playing violin at the age of four and by eight was leading the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Today she is one of the world’s finest and most in-demand young musicians, with a multi-album recording contract and an MBE for services to music and charity.

From the start of her performing career, Nicola has been a passionate and committed campaigner for music and arts in education. She has collaborated with RCS, as well as other organisations to develop the ‘Benedetti Sessions’, a workshop programme for children and young people of all abilities and backgrounds.

The RCS Community

“We are the next generation of innovators, agenda-setters, artists.”

In the most challenging of years, our community of students, graduates and teachers have used their passion for the arts to create ground-breaking performance the world needs right now.


RCS is number one for arts, drama and music education in the Complete University Guide 2022, which ranks the UK’s top 14 specialist conservatoires and colleges.