RMC’s students spend a lot of time at the Conservatory, which can be accessed with a security card at any time of day, seven days a week. With access to office facilities, recording and rehearsal facilities, a canteen and kitchenette, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their studies and interact with others across the boundaries of RMC’s study programmes. The students’ party committee – Club C – organises regular Thursday bars, parties and concerts, and the students regularly curate or perform at concerts at selected music venues in Copenhagen.
Since 1996, RMC has been based in the Holmen district of Copenhagen, in a building originally erected in 1884 by a coppersmith. With unique practice and teaching rooms, a lounge and canteen, plus recording studios and concert halls, the building provides the ideal setting for an educational institution. You can read more about the Conservatory’s facilities here [Link to the “Facilities” page under “About RMC”].
RMC can lend a variety of instruments, other gear and audio-visual equipment to students. The equipment is primarily lent for use at the Conservatory.
Meet the artists
During each semester, RMC holds a series of diverse artist meetings under the headings ‘Artist Talk’ and ‘Masterclass’. The artists at these meetings are prominent people – musicians, producers, industry players, etc. – drawn especially from the international music scene. Artist Talks and Masterclasses are open to all. In 2013, RMC held Artist Talks and Masterclasses with, amongst others, Tore Johannson, producer of The Cardigans and Franz Ferdinand, Keith Harris, Stevie Wonder’s current manager and the former manager of big names like Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, jazz saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi and the legendary Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace.
RMC is located in the beautiful and historic setting of Holmen, which previously housed the Danish naval fleet and is therefore full of old military buildings. Today, the area forms a kind of campus for a number of artistic educational institutions under the Danish Ministry of Culture; in addition to RMC, Holmen is also home to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools for Architecture, Design and Conservation, the Danish National School of Performing Arts and the National Film School of Denmark. Holmen thus comprises a dynamic educational hub, where creativity and innovation are central, and where there are many opportunities to draw inspiration from and cooperate with other students.
Copenhagen is a vibrant city packed with cultural attractions. For the student, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up inspiration at the city's many music venues, ranging from small underground scenes and larger venues such as Vega and Jazzhouse to the country's biggest and finest concert halls like the Royal Theatre, the Concert Hall and the Opera House. Copenhagen also boasts a wealth of museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas and festivals of all kinds. In the festival season, which roughly runs from April to October, there are opportunities almost every week to go out and immerse yourself in music, food, films, photo exhibitions and so on.