03 December 2021
By Ellie Palmer
The RCM’s More Music development, which aimed to transform the college's campus and help students reach their full potential, was funded by a £40 million philanthropic campaign, of which HRH The Prince of Wales was Patron
His Royal Highness The Price of Wales has formally opened the new facilities created by the More Music Campaign: Reimagining the Royal College of Music development.
Additions to the campus include the creation of two new performance spaces, a brand-new home for the Royal College of Music Museum, practice rooms for students and a new courtyard and café for students, staff and visitors to enjoy. Each of these additions contributes to an inspirational environment in which students can create, research and perform for generations to come.
The Prince of Wales signs the visitor's book at RCM
Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music comments: ‘We are delighted that close Royal connections have continued to illuminate our work ever since our foundation in 1883 by the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII. We were delighted that our President played such an active role in the initial approval of architect John Simpson’s visionary plans, and we fully anticipate that these additional resources will further enhance our reputation as a natural first choice for students from around the globe.’