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  • “So many highlights,” says RBC Principal
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 01 DEC 2023

    RBC Principal Stephen Maddock shares his favourite moments of November, including Opera Scenes performed in the Lab.

  • New Digbeth Acting facility ready for January
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 24 NOV 2023

    An additional teaching space has been created for Acting students at Bromley Street, Digbeth. The new facility will be ready from January and is a short walk from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

  • New album featuring water-powered instruments released by student comp...
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 24 NOV 2023

    PhD student and composer Benjamin Tassie’s album has been released today (Friday) by Birmingham Record Company. The album features three new water-powered musical instruments Benjamin designed...

  • Meet Filkin’s Drift: The band taking sustainable touring to the next l...
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 15 NOV 2023

    Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumni Seth Bye and Chris Roberts, the musicians behind Filkin’s Drift, have taken sustainable touring to the next level after completing their latest tour by foot....

  • Organ scholar of Westminster Abbey, Carolyn Craig appointed Junior Fel...
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 08 NOV 2023

    American organist and organ scholar of Westminster Abbey, Carolyn Craig has been appointed Junior Fellow at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University.   She will take up...

  • Music Technology alumna wins sound design award
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 08 NOV 2023

    MMus graduate Sylvia (Yen-Ju) Chen and her team recently won a prestigious Taiwan Golden Bell Award in the ‘Best Sound Design for Television Series’ category. Built from the ground up by six...

  • Birmingham premiere for gritty new play tackling toxic masculinity
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 06 NOV 2023

    A new play that challenges toxic masculinity and confronts the pressures facing young men in the contemporary world will debut in Birmingham next week .

  • Music students reach major final
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 03 NOV 2023

    Second-year Music students Hannah Devereux and Millie Royle recently reached the final of the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary competition. They both received the Collingworth Finalist prize of £100.

  • RBC Principal visits China
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 03 NOV 2023

    RBC Principal and former Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) Stephen Maddock shares a message as he completes his first six months in post. He reflects on his...

  • Indian Tolkien launches new book at RBC
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 27 OCT 2023

    RBC hosted bestselling Indian author and diplomat Amish Tripathi in the Bradshaw Hall on 12 October to celebrate the launch of his new book ‘War of Lanka’ published by Harper Collins.

  • “Actors are athletes of the imagination”
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 26 OCT 2023

    Acting alumnus Nigel Boyle delivered a masterclass to Acting students this week. The famous alumnus, who is well known for his role as ‘H’ in Line of Duty, gave advice to students on how to be...

  • Visiting Lecturer shortlisted to represent Britain
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 20 OCT 2023

    Visiting Lecturer in Composition Dr Bobbie-Jane Gardner’s piece ‘True Self’ has been shortlisted from some 100 applications to be performed at the annual International Society for Contemporary...

  • Student work exhibited at Royal Academy
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 13 OCT 2023

    ‘Lights’, a film by fourth-year BMus student Kinna Whitehead, featured at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. Kinna also scooped The Arts Club longstanding prize for talent.

  • An especially happy ‘old job/ new job’ moment
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 06 OCT 2023

    RBC Principal and former Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) Stephen Maddock reflects on the beginning of term, a masterclass with CBSO Chief Conductor Kazuki...

  • New music out today
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 29 SEP 2023

    Birmingham Record Company, RBC's in-house record label, has its 20th release out today. It's titled ‘Janus’ and is by MMus graduate, Visiting Lecturer and PhD candidate Melinda Maxwell.

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