Conservatoires UK

Conservatoires UK, also known as CUK, is a group that represents eleven British conservatoires.


Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Member Institutions: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, London Contemporary Dance School, National Centre for Circus Arts, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Affiliate Schools: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London


Leeds Conservatoire


Royal Academy of Music, London


Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London


Royal College of Music, London


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London


UCAS ConservatoiresEdit

In conjunction with UCAS, Conservatoires UK runs a clearing house for undergraduate and postgraduate music courses at seven of its member institutions called UCAS Conservatoires (formally CUKAS). Only the Guildhall School of Music and Drama does not accept applications through this system. UCAS Conservatoires allows applicants to submit one online application when applying to conservatoires, rather than a separate application for each institution (as was previously the case).

CUK Big BandEdit

The CUK Big Band is an ensemble of young musicians from music colleges across the UK. The group has performed three times in Leeds College of Music's 'The Venue' as part of the Leeds International Jazz Conference and in 2008 performed at the annual International Association for Jazz Education Conference (IAJE) in Toronto. The band is co-directed by Mark Donlon and Issie Barratt and has performed world premieres of works by leading jazz composers such as Issie Barratt, Matt Bourne, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Donlon, Julian Joseph, Bob Mintzer, Mike Gibbs and Tim Garland. Compositions are commissioned through the PRSF funded Creative Exchange project, which also funds an annual Creative Exchange Student Composer Award.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Conservatoires UK Big Band". Archived from the original on 14 December 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "CUK Big Band at IAJE". 9 January 2008. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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