News

  • Matt Bourne: musician and composer

    27/02/2015

    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

    25/02/2015

    Alumni band Nubiyan Twist are set to launch their hotly anticipated debut album in March. We listen to their latest single ahead of an album launch taking place at The Wardrobe on 7 March.

  • The Production Room student award

    23/02/2015

    Audio equipment specialists support student development with a special award.

  • SMS success: Northern Light

    23/02/2015

    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

    19/02/2015

    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

    12/02/2015

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

  • Alumni Special: David Lawrie

    10/02/2015

    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

    05/02/2015

    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

    04/02/2015

    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

    28/01/2015

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

  • Women In Music: Ruth Daniel

    27/01/2015

    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

    27/01/2015

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

  • Video: Josephine Oniyama on songwriting

    23/01/2015

    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

    15/01/2015

    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

    14/01/2015

    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

    09/01/2015

    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

    19/12/2014

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

  • International Spotlight: Dominique Chan

    18/12/2014

    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

    16/12/2014

    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

    10/12/2014

    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

    08/12/2014

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

  • Besbrode Piano competition

    04/12/2014

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

  • Music Business at Leeds College of Music

    01/12/2014

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

  • Don't Stop The Music

    28/11/2014

    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

    21/11/2014

    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

    19/11/2014

    Jane Anthony - In Memoriam

  • Alumni Special: Submotion Orchestra

    18/11/2014

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

  • Video: BBC Children In Need 2014

    17/11/2014

    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

    13/11/2014

    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

    12/11/2014

    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

    07/11/2014

    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

    05/11/2014

    A radical overhaul of copyright policies for students and staff.

  • Video: Andrew Potterton's City Chimes

    01/11/2014

    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

    31/10/2014

    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

    29/10/2014

    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

    13/10/2014

    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

    09/10/2014

    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

    08/10/2014

    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

    01/10/2014

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

  • Production graduate performs at Bestival

    11/09/2014

    BA Music Production 2014 Graduate Matt Farrow speaks to us about performing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Bestival and his plans for the future.

  • How to make your Flash Mob legal...

    05/09/2014

    Tips on copyright involved in a flash mob from our Music Business leader and Carol Isherwood a Music Industry lawyer, plus a video of a flash mob organised by our student singers at Trinity Leeds.

  • Video: drum practice insights from Dave Walsh

    04/09/2014

    Drummer and Jazz lecturer Dave Walsh demonstrates how you can refine a number of drum techniques in a single practice session – and uses a drumometer to clock 901 hits in a minute. Can you beat that?

  • Chantel McGregor is the business

    02/09/2014

    Pop graduate and Blues-Rock artist Chantel McGregor scoops Guitarist of the Year at the 2014 British Blues Awards.

  • Graduation 2014 in pictures

    30/07/2014

    The Class of 2014 arrives in style. Photos from our graduation ceremony on 25 July 2014 at Leeds Town Hall, with new Fellows Marc Almond and Nick Hodgson.

  • Musicians Honoured by Leeds College of Music

    23/07/2014

    Ivor Novello award-winner Marc Almond and songwriter and former Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson join long term supporters Patricia, Countess of Harewood and Liz and Terry Bramall as new Fellows of Leeds College of Music.

  • Leeds College of Music appoints new Principal

    16/07/2014

    The Board of Governors of Leeds College of Music today confirmed the appointment of Gerry Godley as the conservatoire's new Principal and Managing Director.

  • Jazz games: reading rhthms

    01/07/2014

    Leeds College of Music Jazz lecturers have created a Flash game to help you improve your performance skills – using live music recorded on campus. Come and have a go...

  • Video: Creative risks at the Gala Concert

    06/06/2014

    Meet student performers from the 2014 Gala Concert and hear how they prepare to take creative risks, in this behind-the-scenes video.

  • Video: the art of collaboration

    31/05/2014

    Graduating Jazz drummer Matt McGraw talks to percussion virtuoso Joby Burgess about the challenges of musical creation and collaboration.

  • Production graduate wins a job with Hans Zimmer

    09/05/2014

    Film composer and winner of Hans Zimmer's Bleeding Fingers competition, Daniel Suett, chats to us about his winning track, meeting the man himself, and his new job over in LA. 

News in pictures:

Charlie Siem is performing live in concert at Leeds College of Music, on Friday 23 January. We're also streaming it live on our website.



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: