Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music (LCoM) is a leading European conservatoire 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 nine–18.

The conservatoire opened in 1965 as Leeds Music Centre, providing a light music course with a significant focus on jazz. In 1993, LCoM launched the first jazz degree in Europe and went on to become the first U.K. conservatoire to offer popular music, music production, and, later, music business. Now, 50 years since its inception, the conservatoire’s undergraduate program includes degrees in popular music, classical music, jazz, music production, music business, film music, songwriting, and folk, and the postgraduate study option, entitled MMus/PGDip Creative Musician, offers the opportunity to collaborate with leading composers, performers, producers, and songwriters, and develop skills as a professional-level musician.