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Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music is one of the most prestigious music schools in the United Kingdom. It is located in Kensington in London.

Founded in 1882 as a successor to the National Training School for Music by the then-Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the school opened in 1883 with George Grove as its director. It moved to its present location, next to Imperial College, London and near the Royal Albert Hall in 1894, and in the same year Hubert Parry became director, remaining until 1918.

The college teaches all aspects of western classical music from undergraduate to doctorate level. It also has an extensive museum of musical instruments which is open to the public.

Famous students of the RCM have included:

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