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

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.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Celebrates Success in Autumn Graduation

  The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has celebrated its class of 2022 in its autumn graduation and fellowship ceremony. Students from across the disciplines, including MA Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting and Directing), MA Musical Theatre (Performance and Musical Directing), Master of Arts (Music) and MEd Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts, gathered in

Partnership between RCS and Marchmont House nurtures creative collaboration

A partnership that nurtures creative collaboration has brought together two Royal Conservatoire of Scotland musicians for an immersive artistic residency this month. Doctoral students Anthony Cowie and Neil Wood are spending two weeks at Marchmont House in the Scottish Borders – the former home of one of the UK’s most influential artists – to research


Nigel Boddice MBE

We are deeply saddened to share the news that our dear colleague Nigel Boddice MBE passed away peacefully on Wednesday after a short illness. Nigel was one of our longest-serving lecturers, having been associated with RCS for 44 years. We have lost a highly respected colleague and an exceptionally talented trumpet player and conductor –

RCS pianist Ethan Loch in the grand final of BBC Young Musician 2022

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland pianist is in the running for one of the most prestigious prizes in music. Ethan Loch is a finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2022, which broadcasts on BBC Four this Sunday at 7pm. Watch Ethan perform in Sunday’s grand final on BBC Four Ethan, who is in his first


Scottish Clarinet Festival returns to RCS with special guest Nicolas Baldeyrou

Calling all clarinettists! Concerts, classes, a competition and a special guest artist … don’t miss the return of the Scottish Clarinet Festival at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this month. On Sunday 16 October, clarinettists of all stages can enjoy a variety of activities, from one-to-one lessons to a masterclass and concert by renowned international

Welcome Week 2022

  We caught up with our new students during Welcome Week to find out how they are settling in to life at RCS   “It feels like a real community, which is the most welcoming feeling.”     “Everyone has been extremely welcoming and I truly can’t think of a better place that you would