RNCM to offer Principal Study in piccolo, cor anglais, Eb clarinet and contra bassoon

The RNCM is offering postgraduates a unique opportunity to specialise in piccolo, cor anglais, Eb clarinet and contra bassoon for the first time in its history.

Traditionally chosen as doubling options to complement study on flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon these instruments will be available as Principal Study options from September 2022 onwards.

RNCM student in the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion with flute and piccolo

Successful applicants will benefit from invaluable training via one-to-one lessons, group classes and masterclasses with renowned specialists, performance opportunities within RNCM orchestras and ensembles, and doubling lessons on an instrument of their choice. They will also have the chance to apply for the College’s Professional Experience Schemes with partners across the UK and Europe, and to choose from the range of existing modules within the Master of Music, Master of Performance and Postgraduate Diploma in Advance Studies programmes.

Kevin Gowland, Acting Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion and Director of Woodwind, said: ‘By offering this provision at postgraduate level, the RNCM is providing talented woodwind students with unrivalled opportunities to develop their specialism within a supportive, nurturing and exciting environment. This is a truly unique offer within the Conservatoire sector and our School of Wind, Brass and Percussion is very proud to be leading the way.’

Applications for 2022 entry are open via UCAS Conservatoires. For more information on how to apply and to view specific audition requirements for these instruments, please click here.

25 February 2022