Sir Simon Rattle, Royal Academy of Music alumnus, rehearses Bruckner with Academy Symphony Orchestra
Welcome to Conservatoires UK
CUK is the umbrella organisation which currently represents the collective views of, and lobbies on behalf of, music education and training across nine major UK conservatoires.
UK conservatoire education is recognised as providing world class specialist professional training. UK conservatoires are able to draw from a large, international pool of highly talented applicants thus enabling them to nurture the very best practitioners, produce performances of the highest quality, and offer an outstanding student experience. Together, conservatoires in membership of CUK attract some 1300 international students annually to study on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and conservatoires regularly maintain the highest percentage of graduates in employment across the UK higher education sector.
Just as UK conservatoires have grown to encompass a more eclectic mix of styles and genres, so they have expanded the performing arts disciplines they offer. Music is common to all CUK conservatoires, and in addition to drama, which already has a long and established tradition within three of them, dance is now also offered at two member institutions.