Led by internationally acclaimed musician Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a world class institution providing exceptional training in music and acting. The teaching and performance facility is the first of its kind in the digital age and is the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary.
Part of Birmingham City University with a rich history dating back to 1886, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire moved in September 2017 to a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built £57 million home which has set a new benchmark for professional music training in the UK. The new Conservatoire has five public performance spaces, seven recording studios, and more than one hundred practice and teaching rooms.
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has around 700 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, and a thriving Junior Conservatoire. It offers music degrees in Composition, Performance, Jazz, Music Technology and Musicology, and enjoys more than 70 formal partnerships with some of the world’s most prestigious performing arts institutions. In Birmingham its distinguished partners include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ex Cathedra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. We have a long tradition of reaching out to communities and musicians of all ages and abilities, across the UK and further afield. Our extensive Learning and Participation programme has reached over 4,500 young musicians and countless numbers of people through a variety of musical activities.