Royal Northern College of Music

The RNCM is a leading international conservatoire, training students to world-class levels in music through a specialised learning programme of the highest quality, delivered by internationally renowned teachers and underpinned by a unique artistic programme of performances. Although still relatively young, the RNCM’s history can be traced back to 1893 when Sir Charles Hallé founded the Royal Manchester College of Music, through to 1920 when the Northern School of Music was established in the city. The planned merger of these two institutions began in the 1960s, coming to fruition as the RNCM in 1972.