Birmingham Conservatoire Departments

• Brass
• Chamber Music
• Composition
• Conducting (Choral)
• Conducting (Orchestral)
• Early Music
• Jazz
• Keyboard
• Music Technology
• Percussion
• Performing Ensembles
• Ropes
• Voice and Operatic
• Woodwind


Conservatory students perform regularly in concert halls of the Conservatory, and also national and international directors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Sakari Oramo, Paul Spicer and Jeffrey Skidmore.

The Conservatory collaborates with other music schools, colleges, academies and conservatories worldwide, including participating in the SOCRATES student and staff exchange program.


• Granville Bantock (1900 -?)
Birmingham Conservatoire
• George Caird (1993 - 2010)
• Kevin Thompson (1988 - 1993)
• Roy Wales (1987 - 1988)


Birmingham Conservatoire offers an array of pre-university level (Junior Conservatory) for PhD.

• Bachelor of Music degrees
• UBM (Hons)
• UBM (Hons) Jazz
• Bachelor of Science honors degree
• BSc (Hons) Music Technology
• Postgraduate Diploma in Jazz
• Postgraduate Certificate
• PgCert
• Postgraduate Diploma
• PgDip (Music)
• PgDip (Musical Theatre) - To be delivered in conjunction with the Birmingham School of Acting.
• Advanced Graduate Diploma
• Advanced PgDip
• Master of Music
• Master of Philosophy
• MPhil
• Doctor of Philosophy
• Doctorate


Birmingham Conservatoire has about 50 full-time members of staff including professional musicians active, internationally renowned artists, composers, conductors, scholars and educators. In addition, nearly 200 highly acclaimed specialist teachers, musicians and scholars visit the Conservatory to give master classes and guest lectures or to serve as visiting faculty. For a full list of staff (including support staff), see personal website Birmingham Conservatoire