Leeds College of Music—United Kingdom

Leeds College of Music (LCoM) is a leading European conservatory and the largest in the United Kingdom. LCoM provides music education to a community of over 1,900 musicians through a variety of programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses for all ages, and a Saturday Music School for young musicians aged 9–18.

Programs offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts (honors)

    • Classical
    • Jazz
    • Popular music
    • Film music
    • Music production
    • Folk music
    • Songwriting
    • Music business 

Student performance at Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music facilities

The conservatory’s undergraduate program includes degrees in popular music, classical music, jazz, music production, music business, film music, songwriting, and folk, and their postgraduate course offers the opportunity to collaborate with leading composers, performers, producers, and songwriters, and develop skills as a professional-level musician.

Staff are experts in their field and are active musicians, authors, and researchers. They are joined by a wealth of industry practitioners, visiting professors, and fellows, who regularly come to the conservatory to impart special knowledge to students.

Upright bass concert at Leeds College of Music

Students have access to our world-class facilities until 3:00 a.m. during term time, including over 70 rehearsal spaces, seven recording studios, six mixing studios, and two industry-standard auditoriums. The conservatory holds the coveted All-Steinway School, meaning 95 percent of their pianos come from the prestigious Steinway family.

The conservatory is firmly rooted within the local music scene as well as provides countless opportunities to perform further afield, including at venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Steinway Hall, London Jazz Café and 606 Club, and at high-profile festivals such as Sound City Liverpool, Manchester Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Eurosonic in the Netherlands.