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Open Days


The RCS Junior Conservatoire will be hosting two Open Day events on Saturday 19th November 2022.

Our Open Day allows potential applicants and their parents/carers to find out more about our extensive programme, observe our wonderful Junior Conservatoire students as they engage in their activities, and look at some of our fabulous rehearsal/performance spaces. During the course of the day, attendees will hear a presentation on our programmes from the Head of Junior Conservatoire and have the opportunity to meet some of our wonderful instrumental and musicianship teachers. There will also be lots of opportunities to ask questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the RCS and we are confident that you will leave motivated and inspired.

Please find further information on the Open Day events below:

Pre-Junior & Primary Instrumental Music:

Children and families interested in our Primary Instrumental Music courses (for students in P4-P7 as of September 2023) will be welcome to attend from 9.10am to midday.

Junior Conservatoire Music:

Young people and families interested in our Junior Conservatoire course (for students in S1-S6+ as of September 2023) will be welcome to attend from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

If you would like to attend, please complete the form here.

You can find out more about studying Junior Conservatoire Music below or email juniorsmusic@rcs.ac.uk to contact the team.

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.

A Campus Built For The Performing Arts

Explore the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in our 360 virtual tour. You’ll be able to see our rehearsal and practice rooms, professional performance venues and more.

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.