RBC to host chamber music prize
UNIVERSITY NEWS 16 MAR
RBC will play host to the 14th Leamington Music Prize on Monday 20 March when six ensembles will compete for prize money and a concert in Leamington Music’s prestigious winter season.
Passion, virtuosity, comedy and everything in between
UNIVERSITY NEWS 03 MAR
The coming weeks see a clutch of performances from final year students, many of their Final Projects taking original and innovative approaches. There are evenings dedicated to a musician’s...
Junior RBC oboist wins award
UNIVERSITY NEWS 23 FEB
A stand-out solo performance from Junior RBC oboist Charlie Dyble helped steer his band to a regional platinum award and a ticket to the final of one of Britain’s biggest music competitions.
RBC Brass Band takes UniBrass Trophy, again!
UNIVERSITY NEWS 17 FEB
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's (RBC) Brass Band has won the inter-university UniBrass Trophy for the second year running.
Trio makes semi-finals
UNIVERSITY NEWS 27 JAN
RBC trio Junction T have made it to the semi-finals of the Royal Overseas League competition, which will take place in March. The trio consists of current students: flautist Japheth Law, cellist...
Music student in residence announced
UNIVERSITY NEWS 26 JAN
Final-year French Horn student Alex Hocknull has been announced as music student in residence with Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia (RBS) for 2022-23.
Students put a ring on it
UNIVERSITY NEWS 19 JAN
An exhibition of student work featuring the creation of an engagement ring is now on display in Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The exhibition celebrates a 20-year partnership between BCU's...
University’s Alumni of the Year award is a sound choice
UNIVERSITY NEWS 17 JAN
A sound designer, engineer and composer who has worked on award-winning independent films and Superbowl adverts as well as acted as an industry mentor for students has been recognised as Alumnus...
What's On this Spring at RBC
UNIVERSITY NEWS 13 JAN
Interim Principal Professor Shirley Thompson is proud to announce the details of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Spring Season of live events.
Folk musician and lecturer among University community recognised in Ne...
UNIVERSITY NEWS 12 JAN
A folk musician and lecturer at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC) is among members of the Birmingham City University (BCU) community recognised in the New Year Honours list.
Ukraine will rise again!
UNIVERSITY NEWS 11 JAN
Visiting Lecturer Margaret Fingerhut has launched a short video and fundraiser in aid of Ukraine, titled ‘Ukraine will rise again!’ The video, filmed by Viktoriia Levchenko, a young filmmaker...
RBC staff and alumni pay tribute to former Head of Composition Andrew ...
UNIVERSITY NEWS 04 JAN
Musicians and music academics from across the UK have been remembering Andrew Downes, former Head of Composition and Creative Studies (1990-2005) at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire [RBC], who has...
Student designers sparkle and shine
UNIVERSITY NEWS 15 DEC 2022
Students from the Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles showcased their costume and jewellery design skills at a special Voice of Black Opera (VOBO) event last week, creating bespoke...
Christmas greetings from the Interim Principal Professor Shirley Thomp...
UNIVERSITY NEWS 13 DEC 2022
As ever, approaching Christmas presents the opportunity to reflect on the year coming to a close. Thankfully for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, it’s been a year when we’ve finally resumed...
Jazz alumni reunite for ‘Mike Gibbs at 85’ concert
UNIVERSITY NEWS 12 DEC 2022
Four Jazz graduates have come together for a special concert celebrating one of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s most esteemed Fellows, Michael Gibbs.
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