RCM Young Bassoon Programme

21 January 2024 - 28 April 2024



Please fill out our online form to join our waiting list.

A woman smiles whilst playing the bassoon with another bassoonists playing sitting next to her

21 January 2024 - 28 April 2024



Please fill out our online form to join our waiting list.

Join the RCM Young Bassoon Programme, a new free programme at the Royal College of Music. 

Open to: 11-18 year olds
Standard: Grade 4+
Dates: 21 January, 4 February, 3 March (12-5pm) and 28 April 2024 (11am-6pm)
Cost: Free 

What is it?

Held on selected Sundays across the year, you will be welcomed into a community of like-minded musicians who love to make music together. With inspiring classes, ensemble performances, masterclasses and creative collaborations, each day offers a unique variety of exciting musical experiences. 

What does it involve?

The young musicians will spend time with world-leading teachers exploring new repertoire in ensembles, masterclasses and creative collaborations, as well as learning about breathing techniques and reed making. They will also gain valuable advice about how to prepare for auditions, develop performance skills and receive peer-to-peer support from other young bassoonists in a supportive and friendly environment.

How to apply?

Thank you for your interest in the RCM Young Bassoon Programme. Applications for this year have now closed but you can still register to join our waiting list.

You can also browse our website to view other woodwind events at the Royal College of Music.

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Every pound you donate through the Big Give will be matched, doubling the impact of your support on RCM Scholarships and unlocking opportunities for talented musicians from all backgrounds to access world-class music education.

Every gift of every size will make a difference to the world’s greatest young musicians. There has never been a better time to support the RCM and the Future of Music.

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Plan your visit

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

Find out more

   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

   Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM

The RCM provides light refreshments throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.

RCM Café

The RCM Café serves barista-style coffees, sandwiches, snacks, salads and hot food. There is also access to outside seating in our new 1851 courtyard.

Opening hours: 

Monday-Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am-4.30pm (term time only)

Find out more

The main entrance to the RCM has eight steps up from the pavement and two inside the main doors. A lift is available for visitors with limited mobility. The lift is built into the smaller staircase to the left of the main entrance steps. There is an intercom button on the control panel, which can be seen and reached easily from the street. On arrival, press the buzzer to notify a member of RCM staff, who will come out to meet you and operate the lift for you.

All our event venues can be accessed by visitors with limited mobility via the lift at the main entrance.

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