Research

The RNCM provides a unique environment in which musical creativity and experimentation can flourish by continually forging new connections between teaching, research and performance.

Specifically, a dynamic culture of research is fostered that recognises, supports and disseminates relevant work by staff in all areas of its activities, including the creation, performance, production, history, theory, and psychology of music.

Research outputs include books, compositions, critical editions, journal articles, pedagogical materials, première performances and recordings.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked the RNCM as the UK’s leading music college for research.

Browse the sections below for more about the Research department and to see details of the latest events.