- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
Birmingham Conservatoire is part of Birmingham City University, offering higher education courses and specialised training for students in music and composition.
Student Services and Facilities
- The conservatoire provides personal development planning to help students achieve their personal and professional goals.
- The conservatoire is fully accessible to disabled users.
- The disability service offers advice and support to students with disabilities or in need of learning support.
- For more information telephone +44 (0)121 331 5588 (text/voice) or email email@example.com.
- There is an active students’ union at Birmingham City University.
- Students can join one of the many clubs and societies or represent the interests of the university community on the Student Council.
- The SU Advice Centre ensures that all students have access to free, impartial and independent advice.
- The union offers the opportunity for students to help others and gain valuable experience by volunteering on a wide range of projects.
- There is also a packed entertainments programme, with a variety of events taking place throughout the year.
- Founded in 1886 as the Birmingham School of Music.
- The school joined Birmingham City University in 1970.
- In 1989 the school was renamed as the Birmingham Conservatoire and in 2005 became a founding member of CUKAS (Conservatoires UK Admissions Service).
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Richard van Allan – opera singer
- Fred Thelonius Baker – guitarist; bassist
- Stephen Mark Barchan – composer, music copyist, Boosey & Hawkes, Faber Music and Schott Music
- Dave Cliff – jazz guitarist
- Krzysztof Czerwiński – organist; conductor/artistic director, Polish Baroque Orchestra
- Henry Fairs – organist
- Brian Ferneyhough – composer
- Mark Gasser – concert pianist, Thallein Ensemble, CBSO, SSO, CSO
- Duncan Honeybourne – pianist
- Albert Ketèlbey – composer, conductor
- Jim Moray – singer, producer
- Laura Mvula – singer
- Jean Rigby – opera singer
- Rhydian Roberts – singer, runner-up in the fourth series of the British talent show The X Factor
- Michael Seal – violinist; conductor, CBSO
- Mike Stevens – musical director (Annie Lennox, Take That, Sugababes, Will Young, Mika, James Morrison);musician, producer, writer
- Ian Venables – composer
- John Webb – composer
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG