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Our Mission

We are an innovative conservatoire: a hub for high quality musical activity and music education, with world-class facilities. We enable our students to become creative, confident and versatile practitioners in their chosen fields, and we provide opportunities for the local, national and international communities to engage with music and music-making of the highest standards.

About Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music is a specialist music conservatoire based in the Quarry Hill cultural quarter of Leeds, England.

It offers specialist study in Classical Music, Jazz, Popular Music and Music Production, Folk Music, Film Music as well as a BA in Music Business, short courses for adults and a Saturday Music School for young musicians aged 10-18.

The conservatoire has a seasonal programme of concerts, largely performed in its 350-seat auditorium 'The Venue'. Leeds College of Music is an Apple Authorised Training Centre and is the only conservatoire in England to have All-Steinway School status.

Our Courses

Saturday Music School

The two-year Saturday Music School programme supports all kinds of talented musicians. Students attending Saturday Music School are aged between 10 and 18. The programme helps to develop skills and offers the opportunity to explore new musical areas. Saturday Music School takes place every Saturday morning during term time at Leeds College of Music. Activities are run in an informal and friendly atmosphere and there are plenty of chances to socialise during supervised breaks.

Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate students at Leeds College of Music can study Classical Music, Jazz, Popular Music or Music Production, Folk, Music Business or Film Music. All courses offer the opportunity to work with a broad range of staff, students and industry professionals and to undertake specialist study within an extensive range of collaborative and interactive projects, to equip students for working life.

Postgraduate Study

Leeds College of Music is a progressive conservatoire and has a long history in the delivery of postgraduate degrees and has exciting provision intended for Performers, Composers and Producers across a range of genres to develop specialist interests.


Leeds College of Music is a unique environment for music research and study. It is the only institution of its kind where there is such diversity of curriculum in terms of musical genre, practice, and the application of practice (pedagogy and community music). Practice-based research lies at the centre of LCoM activities, and supports a wide range of initiatives.

Our academics represent a broad range of specialisms and have international reputations for their work as performers, composers, producers, musicologists and educational consultants. Leeds College of Music's international reputation in the fields of performance, music production, and composition is underpinned by the research activities of its staff. Current research specialisms of Leeds College of Music staff include electroacoustic composition, improvisation, music pedagogy, twentieth century musicology, analysis, composition and community music.

Short Courses

Leeds College of Music offers a substantial range of short courses for adults and young musicians, comprising short courses, summer schools, weekend workshops and one-day events.


Leeds City College

Finding ways to invest in our campus and make enhancements to our specialist equipment and facilities.

In August 2011, Leeds College of Music entered a strategic partnership with the Leeds City College group. Leeds College of Music has kepts its name, distinctive brand and purpose built premises in the city’s Quarry Hill cultural quarter. We continue to offer the same broad range of specialist music courses in Higher and Further Education and we will retain our commitment to community engagement.

Joining forces with a larger educational establishment has enabled Leeds College of Music to maintain its teaching quality and further improve its support for students; while at the same time achieve long term viability as funding for education is reduced. The alliance between Leeds College of Music and Leeds City College has also enabled the organisation to secure additional grant funding, which will be used to make enhancements to the LCoM buildings and its specialist equipment and facilities.

Leeds City College is the UK’s third largest FE institution, offering a wide ranging curriculum to over 55,000 students. Like Leeds College of Music it provides a vibrant, multicultural learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education that is supportive, inspiring and life changing.

University of Hull

Leeds College of Music’s degree courses are now validated by the University of Hull. The conservatoire and the University have teaching and research links, and are working closely to provide enhanced opportunities for students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level at both institutions.

The University has launched its new School of Drama, Music and Screen and is planning further investment in music provision in auditoria, theatre space and media environment. The music partnership with Leeds College of Music offers an extra dimension to music students.

Forward-thinking, modern and student-oriented – and with a firm commitment to celebrating diversity – the University of Hull’s ethos is well-matched with the conservatoire’s own.

All-Steinway School

The only English conservatoire to hold coveted All-Steinway School status

In September 2011, Leeds College of Music became All-Steinway School, joining the likes of Yale University’s School of Music, the Juilliard School, New York and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Wales. As an All-Steinway School, Leeds College of Music demonstrates a commitment to excellence by providing our students with the best equipment possible for the study of music, including over 50 pianos from the Steinway family.

Apple Accreditation

Meeting the training standards of the world’s Number 1 brand

Leeds College of Music is an Apple Accredited Training Centre for Education (AATCe). Broadly, this means that we meet the training standards set by Apple, one of the world’s leading brands, including our facilities as well as trainers, and we can offer Apple Authorised courses, leading to certified exams - a valuable addition to any aspiring musician or producer’s CV. Leeds College of Music offer professional Apple training (e.g. Logic 101) to students as part of the curriculum.

Leeds College of Music is also a member of:

  • Conservatoires UK
  • The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC)
  • ISM
  • Yorkshire Universities

For more information about the conservatoire’s partnerships visit

Concert Season

Leeds College of Music contributes significantly to the artistic life of the region, through hosting our own Concert Season and events or through a range of festival partnerships, including Leeds Lieder+ and . The Venue, our 350-seat concert space, hosts the majority of events in our Concert Season, which runs from September to May each academic year.

The annual programme includes a wide variety of styles encompassing jazz, classical, contemporary and world music, ranging in scale from orchestras, choirs and big bands to small ensembles and solo recitals/concerts. In conjunction with Leeds International Concert Season, Lunchtime Chamber Music is presented every Wednesday at The Venue as well as an International Chamber Series held throughout the year.

Applying for the position at Leeds College of Music

Please apply using the online application form available by clicking the "Apply Online" button on the job vacancy page.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Human Resources department by email or by phone: 01132 223425

Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders

As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Leeds College of Music complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. Leeds College of Music is committed to the fair treatment of its staff or potential staff regardless of Marital Status, Religion or Belief, Gender Re-assignment, Age, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender, Race or Pregnancy, Maternity, Adoption, Paternity or offending background.

We have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, which is made available to all Disclosure applicants at the outset of the recruitment process. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential, and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records. We select all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

Leeds College of Music is part of the Leeds City College group, which means that all staff have access to all Leeds City College campuses. As Leeds City College is a Further Education Establishment, all offers of employment are subject to a DBS disclosure. All application forms, job adverts and person specifications will contain a statement that a ‘Disclosure’ will be requested in the event of the individual being offered the position.

In most cases, having a criminal record will not prevent a candidate from being employed by the conservatoire. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offences.

An appropriate risk assessment will be carried out in relation to any offences disclosed on the application form and DBS disclosure, to identify whether the offences are relevant to the nature of the position.

As all offers of employment are made subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, if it is identified that the convictions are relevant to the nature of the position, the decision may be taken to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

Depending on the nature of the role, the conservatoire may allow staff to commence in employment once a Disclosure application has been submitted and prior to a DBS Disclosure being received. If the individual concerned has already commenced work at the conservatoire and it is identified that the convictions subsequently disclosed are relevant to the nature of the position, the decision may be taken to terminate employment.

If there are offences disclosed on the DBS disclosure that the individual has failed to disclose on their original application form, this may render them liable to summary dismissal.

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