Why Study at RNCM

Unparalleled performance opportunities, world-class tuition and a vibrant student environment in the heart of Manchester.

Watch our video for 10 reasons to study at the RNCM, featuring just a few of the reasons why talented performers and composers from all over the world choose to train as professional musicians here.

Performance is at the heart of everything we do

Creativity and collaboration is encouraged within the College, and there are wide-ranging opportunities for you to get involved in all genres of music.

Whatever your interests – be it orchestral or chamber music, jazz, brass, opera or new music, there are numerous learning and performance opportunities through The Platform – the RNCM’s international centre for ensemble and vocal training.

World-class facilities


As a purpose-built conservatoire, you will have access to first-rate facilities, including world-class performance venues and a wealth of learning resources.

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Live and study in the vibrant city of Manchester

The RNCM is proud to be located in the world-leading city of Manchester, a centre for classical and contemporary music. The College and our staff and students are an integral part of the vibrant music scene in Manchester. Read more about life in Manchester and at the RNCM here.

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Browse these pages, and come and visit us to see if the RNCM is the right place for you too. Read our student stories to hear what our students and alumni say about life at the RNCM, check out our what’s on guide to see the array of performances that take place here every week, and learn more about our Open Days.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for about studying at the RNCM, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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