Working better together.

Our relationships help us provide the highest quality education and facilities to students and members of the public.


Leeds College of Music was upgraded to an Apple Authorised Training Centre in June 2012, meaning that its facilities and trainers meet the standards set by Apple – the world's number one brand and technology leader in media, education and creative applications – and that the Conservatoire is able to offer the full range of Apple Authorised courses (leading to certified exams) to both internal students and members of the public.

As the only UK conservatoire with AATC status, Leeds College of Music gives its students a competitive edge in the job market through Apple pro training and certification.


Leeds College of Music is a regional 'Hub' for BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), the UK's independent professional association representing music writers in all genres.


Leeds College of Music is an original member of Conservatoires UK, the umbrella organisation that represents the collective views of, and lobbies on behalf of, music and training across eight major UK conservatoires.


Leeds College of Music is a partner of the Association of European Conservatoires (AEC).


Leeds College of Music is a key supporter in the Diocese of Leeds' and Holy Rosary & St Anne's Catholic Primary School's aim to become the first state primary choir school in the country. The partnership between the school and Leeds College of Music allows the Conservatoire to fulfil part of its commitment to widening participation in a way that is consistent with its mission for excellence in music education.


Leeds College of Music is a member of the Leeds City College Group. Leeds City College is one of the largest colleges in the country and Leeds College of Music's alliance with it offers many mutual benefits in terms of the services that the Conservatoire can offer. For more information, click here.


Leeds College of Music is part of the Leeds Music Education Partnership, a coherent and comprehensible offer for the children and young people of Leeds, joining up the breadth of first access in all its forms to the diversity of excellence that the city offers. To find out more click here.

Roland UK

Leeds College of Music is proud to be a Roland Academy in association with Roland UK. Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of musical instruments including pianos, keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices.


In September 2011, Leeds College of Music became an All-Steinway School, internationally joining the likes of Yale University's School of Music and the Juilliard School, New York.

As the only English conservatoire to hold the coveted All-Steinway School status – meaning 90% of its pianos are from the Steinway family – Leeds College of Music demonstrates a commitment to excellence by providing its students with the best equipment possible for the study of music.


Leeds College of Music has been using TC-Helicon products within its vocal programs for years and has been recognised by TC-Helicon as a top educational provider.

Many Instructors for Leeds are regular contributors to TC-Helicon's sister publication, VoiceCouncil Magazine. TC-Helicon is the only pro audio company 100% dedicated to singers.

Relationship with University of Hull

Leeds College of Music’s degree courses are now validated by the University of Hull. The conservatoire and the University have teaching and research links, and are working closely to provide enhanced opportunities for students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level at both institutions.  The University has launched its new School of Drama, Music and Screen and is planning further investment in music provision in auditoria, theatre space and media environment. The music partnership with Leeds College offers an extra dimension to music students.
Forward-thinking, modern and student-oriented – and with a firm commitment to celebrating diversity – the University of Hull’s ethos is well-matched with the conservatoire’s own.


This innovative scheme provides training for gifted and talented children in the Yorkshire and Humber region.


Leeds College of Music is a Platinum corporate member of the ISM. The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s professional body for musicians and largest subject association for music. Supporting over 6,000 music professionals and students studying music; the ISM provides hundreds of discounts, unparalleled legal and tax support, free insurance, expert professional advice, professional development and more.


Leeds College of Music is a member of Welcome to Yorkshire. Welcome to Yorkshire are the county's official destination management organisation, and work across Yorkshire connecting thousands of businesses with each other, to make it the number one business and leisure destination in the UK.


Leeds College of Music is very pleased to have achieved the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. Our ambition is that it will raise awareness of LCoM as a leading European conservatoire and encourage greater mobility of students and staff between LCoM through strategic projects and cultural events.

The strategic aim is that we will encourage staff to seek out collaborative projects that will allow students engage in:

  • Mobility to collaborate in cultural activity.

  • Learning and research opportunities.

  • Attendance at conferences and festivals.

These type of activities might include concerts, songwriting projects, production collaboration, touring or cross disciplinary activity with European educational institutions. At this point, our degrees are validated by University of Hull, which makes any credit bearing transfer whilst not impossible, very impractical to map, so at present we are not engaging in student mobility of this nature.

Our strategic aim is that in the next three years Leeds City College Group or Leeds College of Music will have achieve degree validating powers that will allow us to provide and manage credit bearing exchanges. Once LCoM has achieved its plan to have Degree Awarding Powers, Taught Degree Awarding Powers or Specialist Taught Degree Awarding Powers, we will then support student mobility and credit transfer with European Institutions.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Staff are tasked with identifying potential European projects that students may engage with.

If you are a student who identifies a potential project that they feel might be eligible for Erasmus + funding, please raise this opportunity with your Curriculum Leader, Head of Undergraduate or Head of Postgraduate in the first instance.

If you are a student from an European institution and are interested student mobility with Leeds College of Music, please contact representatives from your local institutions in the first instance.
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