With 30 students, a world-class faculty and a new home on the horizon, Birmingham Conservatoire enjoys a reputation as a leading centre for organ studies in the UK.
We are a destination of choice for some of the most gifted young professional musicians who, through our Junior Fellowship scheme, gain valuable experience of working at conservatoire level and receive support for competition preparation, research and performance projects. Current postgraduates (including musicians from cathedrals at Ely, Lichfield, Peterborough, St George's Chapel, Windsor, as well as international students from Germany, Norway, Japan and Hong Kong) include prizewinners at diploma, national and international competition level.
Recent undergraduates include several RCO prizewinners who have gone on to positions at cathedrals in Worcester, Chelmsford, St Davids, Liverpool, Hexham (Abbey) and Norwich.
The arrival of a major new instrument at the University of Birmingham this year and the Conservatoire's move to a new, purpose-built home in 2017 (together with new instruments and state-of-the-art facilities) promises to provide a unique set of resources that will further equip our students to become leaders in the profession.
The city of Birmingham boasts a vibrant cultural scene that includes the CBSO, BCMG and regular concerts by city organist, Thomas Trotter. With three concert hall organs on our doorstep, plus the libraries of the Royal College of Organists and BIOS
in the city and tuition by internationally renowned musicians, Birmingham provides the ideal environment for the serious study, research and performance of organ art music.