News

  • Nathalie Shaw on life as a solo violinist

    28/11/2013

    Renowned violinist Nathalie Shaw shares a glimpse into her life and career, following her strings masterclass at Leeds College of Music in November 2013.

  • Improvising Bolton: Jazz workshops with young musicians

    25/11/2013

    Our Jazz department descended on Bolton in November for a two-day teaching and outreach project in which students worked with schoolchildren to help develop their performance and improvisation skills.

  • Leeds College of Music at London Jazz Festival 2013

    21/11/2013

    We take a look at some of the key Leeds College of Music players whop performed in the London Jazz Festival in November – the capital's biggest city-wide music festival.

  • Composing for film in South India: Girishh Gopalakrishnan

    31/10/2013

    Heather Iqbal talks to Girishh Gopalakrishnan (MA Music Composition 2009) whose foray into the Tamil film industry has already resulted in two critically-acclaimed scores and soundtracks.

  • Leeds College of Music and the University of Hull join forces as music partners

    28/08/2013

    From 1st September 2013, Leeds College of Music’s degree-level provision will be validated by the University of Hull – building on established teaching and research links between the two institutions.

  • Top four UK conservatoire for Music

    15/08/2013

    Leeds College of Music is now the UK’s fourth ranked music conservatoire for overall student satisfaction as voted in the 2012–13 National Student Survey.

  • Production graduate scores in LA

    13/08/2013

    Now composing music for film in Hans Zimmer's Hollywood studio, we chat to Alex Redfern about his career since graduating with a BA in Music Production in 2012.

  • Interview with Everything Everything drummer, Michael Spearman

    13/08/2013

    Savour the details and stick to your guns, says Everything Everything drummer Michael Spearman (BA Music (Jazz) 2007) – it’s a strategy that’s helped the Manchester based-band succeed without compromising their integrity, writes Heather Iqbal.

  • LGBT Society celebrates a triumphant first year

    24/07/2013

    With a blossoming membership, annual event, and a powerful contribution to the global It Gets Better Project in the bag, the Leeds College of Music LGBT Society has arrived in style. We chat to founding president, Heather Coulton (MA Composition).

  • Guardian reviews Jamil Sheriff Big Band's Ichthyology

    08/05/2013

    "An exuberant episode to savour" says The Guardian of Ichthyology, the new album by Principal Lecturer in Jazz, Jamil Sheriff's Big Band – marking him as the “inventive” and “pivotal” figure of British Jazz that we at Leeds College of Music know and love.

  • A chat with soprano Deborah York

    29/04/2013

    An audio interview with Grammy Award-winning soprano and Leeds College of Music visiting professor, Deborah York, outside her masterclass on 16–17 April 2013.

  • Hollie Buhagiar: working to become Hollie April

    25/04/2013

    Hollie April is the stage name of Hollie Buhagiar – a third-year BA (Hons) Music Production student at Leeds College of Music. Performing professionally for the first time at the age of 13, she’s been readying herself to enter the working world as a musician when she leaves Higher Education in a few months.


  • Benji takes over Piccadilly Circus

    25/04/2013

    Rising star Benji Boko recently held an impromptu rave in Piccadilly Circus. We spoke to him about the daring idea, his Asia Tour 2012, how Leeds College of Music helped him become an international DJ and producer – and what dates he has lined up for you to come join in the fun. 

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News in pictures:

Nikki Iles and Stephen Keogh, visiting professors in Jazz, worked with our students on a project in March.



Charlie Siem performed live in concert at Leeds College of Music, on Friday 23 January. We also streamed it live on our website (where you can still see a replay).



Our digital prospectus is now live. You can see it in full at prospectus.lcm.ac.uk.



Pop pathway leader Danny Cope plays live lift music for BBC Children in Need:



Zahra Mehdizadeh & band perform 'Bullets' at graduation:



We need feminism. International Women's Day, March 2014:



Setting up the Live Lounge, March 2014:



Everything Everything Q&A, February 2014:



Nel Begley's band at Jazz vocal showcase, December 2013:



Asaf Serkis Konokol workshop, November 2013:



Nathalie Shaw violin masterclass, November 2013:



New signage dons the walls, August 2013: