• Jacob Thompson-Bell: Composer and PG Principal Lecturer


    After completing an 18 month residency at London's prestigious Somerset House, Jacob headed to Leeds to lead our Postgraduate students through composition and collaboration...

  • Alumni Special: Matt Cheshire


    Matt Cheshire takes us behind the scenes of a VIP Concierge service and his successful venture 'The Needs Group'

  • Women In Music season 2015


    A round-up of our first ever Women In Music season, which has been insightful, interesting, and good fun!

  • Gala Concert 2015: replay


    Our annual exhibition of student talent, the Gala Concert, took place on 20 March – featuring musicians from every corner of the conservatoire. We livestreamed the Gala on the night, and here's a replay, in full.

  • Purple Day


    No it's not all about Prince... Purple Day is an international grass-roots movement that began in 2008, encouraging people to wear purple clothes to show their support for people who have epilepsy and raise awareness.

  • Women In Music: Geli Berg


    Jazz singer, DJ, University lecturer and festival director, Geli Berg has worked with a host of world music stars from an Arabic pop group to Zimbabwean touring band.

  • Jazz greats visit campus


    Jazz heavyweights Nikki Iles and Stephen Keogh came to Leeds College of Music on 14–16 March to work with students in preparation for a Sunday night gig at Sela Bar with Samadhi Quintet.

  • RIBA 2015 nomination


    Our new entrance space is so good that it’s been picked up by the Royal Institute of British Architects, who champion better buildings, communities and the environment across the country.

  • Moving image: alumni tell kids to "bin it!"


    MA Composition student Peter Darling worked with fellow LCoM alumni to create an animated music video for a new Wrigley campaign encouraging children to stop littering. Watch the video and read about Peter's experiences.

  • Percussion, Prokofiev and Postgraduate Study


    EU student Alexander Pepelasis travelled from Greece to study percussion on our PG performance pathway, and is now at the cutting edge of his field.

  • Women In Music: Aurat


    The conservatoire's Women In Music Season brings us together with South Asian Arts UK, with the beautiful Indian classical music duo Aurat performing as a grand finale.

  • Matt Bourne: musician and composer


    Matt Bourne, in his own words, taught himself to play piano by “plundering scores of contemporary classical music”. Well he’s at it again, plundering Kraftwerk this time for a touring project.

  • Alumni Special: Nubiyan Twist release new single


    Jazz and Production alumni band Nubiyan Twist are launching their debut album this spring. Meet the band and watch the music video for their latest single – also directed and produced by an LCoM graduate.

  • The Production Room student award


    Audio equipment specialists support student development with a special award.

  • SMS success: Northern Light


    Guitarist and songwriter Ben Clare aka Northern Light started at LCoM on Saturday Music School and weaving his way through learning different styles has now written his first album!

  • Star Staff: Ruth Clark


    Our very own in-house tech queen Ruth has developed some exciting and innovative tech projects to deliver music education.

  • Women In Music: JJ Rosa


    The musically explosive, vocally dynamic, blues rock 'n' roll force of nature known as JJ Rosa

  • Alumni Special: David Lawrie


    David studied both BA and MA at LCoM, and with a passion for storytelling in his music, has developed a creative career as a producer and composer.

  • Video: your personal Charlie Siem concert


    Watch a replay of Charlie Siem's live performance with Caroline Jaya-Ratnam at Leeds College of Music on 23 January, in which the violin virtuoso performed works by Mozart and Brahms.

  • Alumni Special: Kallie Marie


    International production student Kallie from New York on how Leeds helped her gain a BA, MA, and a portfolio career as a composer and producer.

  • Star Staff: Adrian Kirkpatrick


    Our Music Business Pathway Leader on his star-studded musical past pre-LCoM.

  • Women In Music: Ruth Daniel


    After playing her first gig in a pub at the age of 14, Ruth's life changed for ever, on an unexpected path through the world of music.

  • In Memoriam: Dave Hatfield


    Dave Hatfield played an integral part in the development of the city’s new music festival and jazz scene.

  • Video: Josephine Oniyama on songwriting


    Singer-songwriter Josephine Oniyama chats to MA Composition student Peter Darling about the craft and practice of songwriting, following her postgraduate workshop at Leeds College of Music.

  • Mikey Sluman scoops inaugural Track of the Year award


    You listened to some of the best tracks of 2014 by our students and alumni and voted in droves, and we're pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural Leeds College of Music Track of the Year award is third-year Classical student, Mikey Sluman.

  • Alumni Special: Dan McDougall


    Pop graduate Dan McDougall tells us how he's built a career as a drummer and songwriter since leaving Leeds College of Music in 2010.

  • Shain Shapiro: making sense out of chaos


    Founder and managing director of Sound Diplomacy is fast becoming a major player in the Leeds music industry, consulting on the city’s impending Capital of Culture bid too.

  • The Pop Project & Richard Boardman


    Songwriter and musician tells us about working with our students, and his career from his Casio keyboard to Delphic.

  • International Spotlight: Dominique Chan


    Classical and Opera singer, vocal coach and choir conductor, Dominique Chan tells us about her experiences in Leeds and career in Hong Kong.

  • Star Staff: Adam Martin


    Adam tells us how his career as a musician came about, experimenting with instruments, investigating production techniques and the Gilles Peterson album…

  • Video: the evolution of music education


    Pop and Production pathway leaders Danny Cope and Craig Golding talk to the British Council about how music education is evolving in response to the changing landscape of the music industry.

  • Alumni Special: Winter Springs on launching a debut EP


    Pop alumni group Winter Springs share some "do"s and "don't"s for launching your first EP.

  • Besbrode Piano competition


    Leeds College of Music partnership competition with Besbrode Pianos creates classical music showcase opportunity

  • Music Business at Leeds College of Music


    What have the first students to our Music Business degree been up to in Semester 1..?

  • Don't Stop The Music


    Concert pianist James Rhodes is spearheading a campaign to tackle the inequalities in music education, and Leeds College of Music have joined him.

  • Star Staff: Lauren Kinsella


    Lauren Kinsella is a vocalist and composer, and teaches on undergraduate jazz voice modules. She has won several awards, composed with musicians, actors and dancers, and performs regularly with five different groups.  In 2014 - 2015 she is a Jazzlines Fellow supported by the Jerwood Foundation.

  • Jane Anthony - In Memoriam


    Jane Anthony - In Memoriam

  • Alumni Special: Submotion Orchestra


    Simon Beddoe, trumpeter and now tutor, talks us through his career and the new Submotion Orchestra album Alium.

  • Video: BBC Children In Need 2014


    BBC Children In Need didn't go unnoticed here at LCoM on 14 November, as a number of staff put in star turns to raise money for the cause – including live elevator music from Pop pathway leader, Danny Cope.

  • Dyslexia Awareness


    Many great artists and musicians are all linked by dyslexia; Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Noel Gallagher, Cher, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Goldfrapp, and Ozzy Osbourne.

  • Jemma's tips for an engaging YouTube channel


    Pop graduate and singer-songwriter Jemma Johnson shares five simple tips to make your YouTube channel awesome.

  • Enhanced double bass study with a hand-made Professor


    We're very excited to have purchased a new double bass from the world-renowned Thomas & George Martin.

  • Copyright policy innovation at Leeds College of Music


    A radical overhaul of copyright policies for students and staff.

  • Video: Andrew Potterton's City Chimes


    MA composition student Andrew Potterton talks about his 'City Chimes' project – a music installation which debuted at Leeds Light Night, in collaboration with West Yorkshire Playhouse.

  • Emmanuel Vass: album of the week


    Piano lecturer Emmanuel Vass receives further acclaim with his new album chosen as John Suchet's 'album of the week' on Classic FM.

  • Alumni Special: Jonathan Armandary


    Jonathan Armandary graduated from our Music Production degree with a first class honours, and loved it here so much he studied a PGCE and came back to teach!

  • Alumni Special: John Waugh


    As well as teaching music vocabulary and improvisation, LCoM Jazz graduate John Waugh is recording and touring saxophonist with chart-topping indie-rock band The 1975.

  • MOBO nominations for Jason Rebello & Ivo Neame


    Legendary jazz pianist and Leeds College of Music visiting professor, Jason Rebello, is up for this year's MOBO Best Jazz Act – opposite Jazz lecturer Ivo Neame's band, Phronesis. We wish them both the best of luck. Watch a video of Jason's latest masterclass here.

  • Rolling on with their second album


    Alumni group RollerTrio are set to launch their hotly anticipated second album as a follow up to their critically acclaimed debut release. We catch up with the group to learn more.

  • Star Staff: Ivo Neame


    We chat to pianist and Jazz principal lecturer Ivo Neame, who's up for his second MOBO award on 22 October.

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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

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: