• International Women's Day Leeds College of Music


    This year our International Women's Day celebrations are bigger and better than ever - featuring panel talks, feminism campaigns, and all-female gigs and showcases. 

  • Fireworks and Piano Labs: graduate life with Neil Balfour


    Classical alumnus Neil Balfour spoke to us about what it's been like setting up his own company since leaving Leeds College of Music.

  • Video: a chat with pianist Mei Yi Foo


    Classical piano student Josh Kelly meets Malaysian piano virtuoso Mei Yi Foo, who helps him prepare to perform at the International Chopin Music Festival in Warsaw.

  • Video: Jazz alumni ladies sing for Decca


    Jazz alumni perform and talk as part of Leeds College of Music's Jazz vocal showcase for Decca Records on 9 December 2013.

  • An audience with Everything Everything


    Second year Pop student, George Paris, reports on Everything Everything’s live Q&A at Leeds College of Music in February 2014.

  • Looking ahead to the International Chopin Music Festival


    From 22 February to 1 March, Classical students and staff travel to Warsaw, Poland, for the fifth International Chopin Music Festival.

  • Nico de Villiers on evolving Classical education


    Splitting his time between Leeds, London and South Africa, Nico de Villiers is one of many classical tutors who bring a regular international edge to Leeds College of Music.

  • Principal of Leeds College of Music to stand down in August 2014


    Professor Philip Meaden has announced that he will stand down as Principal and Managing Director of Leeds College of Music in August 2014, after six and a half years in post.

  • The making of "Deeds and Measures"


    Jazz student Matt McGraw and Production student Al Ross on how they laid down an original track – Deeds and Measures by McGraw and Matt Asti.

  • Mastering breathing rhythms with Konokol


    Renowned Israeli drummer Asaf Sirkis worked with our students on how the practice of Konokol, which dates back 5000 years, can help strengthen rhythmic understanding.

  • The art of not defining jazz: an interview with Declan Forde


    What makes a jazz musician? And why don't we dance to jazz anymore? Alumnus Declan Forde debates with us. 

  • Steve Bingham talks electric violins and chamber strings


    An interview with Steve Bingham, ahead of the Bingham Quartet's spring course hosted by the New London Music Society and Leeds College of Music. 

  • Peter May on composing music for film


    Peter May graduated from the BA Music (Production) pathway in 2013, winning the Olivier Whittaker Prize for Interdisciplinary Collaboration. We talked to him before he performed at our Steinway Hall Showcase in 2013. 

  • Tim Gosden: marrying classical music to the computer


    Tim Gosden graduated from the BA Music (Production) course in 2012 and since then has been building up a large portfolio of experience in production, performance and session playing. 

  • Nathan Clark and the business of the Brudenell


    The owner of successful Leeds music venue, the Brudenell Social Club, visited Leeds College of Music in December 2013 as part of the Leeds Enterprise Network's event series to talk about how he has made the Brudenell such a respected name in the industry.

  • Phil Meadows wins the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award for 2013


    Alumnus Phil Meadows spoke to us about winning the prestigious award, and his plans to carve his place in the UK jazz landscape. 

  • Leeds College of Music launches degree in Music Business


    From September 2014 we’re running a new undergraduate pathway in Music Business, equipping entrepreneurs with business skills for a modern music industry.

  • Natalie Holmes learns to fly


    Pop student Natalie Holmes reflects on an exciting year, in which she released a successful second EP and supported chart-topping singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin.

  • Nathalie Shaw on life as a solo violinist


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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).

  • Video: Jason Rebello masterclass


    Legendary jazz pianist and Leeds College of Music visiting professor, Jason Rebello, delivered a masterclass to Jazz students at Leeds College of Music in March 2012. You can see highlights in this video.

  • Guardian reviews Jamil Sheriff Big Band's Ichthyology


    "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


    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


    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


    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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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).

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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:

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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: