Membership and Joining

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Membership of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association (RBCA) is open to former students and tutors, current staff, parents and friends. On the presentation of a valid Membership Card, all RBCA Members are entitled to receive:

  • Concessionary ticket prices as published for concerts given by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire within the Conservatoire building
  • Fanfare magazine
  • 15 per cent discount on hire charges for rehearsals in practice and lecture rooms during vacation times (this benefit does not include the Concert Hall)

RBCA Life Members may be granted fee-exempt external membership of the Birmingham City University library, which now incorporates the music library.

Join Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association (RBCA)

You can join RBCA using the online form below. RBCA is a subscription-based organisation and payment can be made either by electronic bank transfer, standing order or cheque (made payable to RBCA). Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card payments online at present. After submitting your form, please post a cheque or arrange your bank transfer or standing order by contacting the Hon Treasurer (as below).

For further information, or to receive a membership application form by post, please contact either of

John D Smith, RBCA Hon Secretary
359 Heath Road South
Northfield
Birmingham B31 2BJ

Tel: 0121 476 4741
Email John Smith

Helen Mills, RBCA Hon Treasurer
47 Blenheim Road
Moseley
Birmingham B13 9TY

Tel: 0121 449 2135
Email Helen Mills

Membership details

I / We wish to become member(s) of RBCA in the following category

* Category
Your details
* Have you ever been a registered student (Full time or Part time) at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire / School of Music?
Gift Aid declaration

Boost your donation/subscription by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address above is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

In order to Gift Aid your donation/subscription, you must tick this box:
I want to Gift Aid my subscription and/or donation to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association and:
I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Donor's Details

Please tick if you need a receipt from RBCA for tax return purposes

Please notify RBCA if you:

• Want to cancel this declaration

• Change your name or home address

• No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Contact Preferences
I am happy for the RBCA to hold my name and address, telephone and/or mobile number and email address (and payment details if paying by Standing Order) to enable it to administer my membership and provide my membership benefits.
(If you are a former student of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire/School of Music) I am happy for the extra musical information I have provided about me as a musician to be held on the RBCA Alumni Database
I am happy to be contacted by the RBCA by telephone about membership renewal, social events and fundraising opportunities for the Conservatoire
I am happy to be contacted by the RBCA by post about membership renewal, social events and fundraising opportunities for the Conservatoire, and to receive printed copies of 'Fanfare'
I am happy to be contacted by the RBCA by email about membership renewal, social events and fundraising opportunities for the Conservatoire, and to receive email links to 'Fanfare' online
(if you are a Life/Honorary Life Member of the RBCA) I am happy for my name only to be shared with the BCU Faculty Libraries so I can have access to them free of charge
I am happy for my name and address only to be shared with the BCU Alumni Association to be added to their database of past students (If you are a former student of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire/School of Music), and to enable them to generate address labels for the mailing of the RBCA Fanfare magazine
I am happy for my name and address only to be shared with the RBC to allow them to mail Concert Diaries to me, and offer discounts on tickets for RBC concerts and room hire.

Right to Be Forgotten: If you no longer wish information about you to be held by the RBCA, you have a 'Right to be Forgotten'. All your data will be erased from our records and your membership of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association will end immediately. To do this, please contact Trustee Tony Bridgewater at tonybridgewater.music1@virginmedia.com

Birmingham City University is committed to safeguarding your personal data. Whenever you provide such information we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information including the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

View a full copy of our privacy policy

Contacting us about how we use your information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how we use or handle your information please contact the Data Protection Officer at: Data Protection Officer, Information Management Team, Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham B5 5JU, email informationmanagement@bcu.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 121 331 5288.

If you are not content with how we handle your information please contact our Data Protection Officer. However you do also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Information about the Information Commissioner.