Working better together

 Our relationships help us provide the highest quality education and facilities to students and members of the public.

Association of European Conservatoires (AEC)

Leeds Conservatoire is a partner of the Association of European Conservatoires (AEC).

Berklee International Network

Leeds Conservatoire is part of the Berklee International Network (BIN), a global partnership designed to promote the effectiveness of contemporary music education globally, establishing direct connections between the music industry and music education institutions around the world.

The BIN creates opportunities for students, staff and alumni to connect with 23 members from 22 countries. Its aims include:

  • Encouraging students to grow and develop their skills and careers with a global focus
  • Seeking access to promising new ideas, from both innovation and indigenous music traditions, as sources of musical inspiration
  • Exploring potential for alumni support and advancement opportunities

Conservatoires UK (CUK)

Leeds Conservatoire is an original member of Conservatoires UK, the umbrella organisation that represents the collective views of, and lobbies on behalf of, music and training across eight major UK conservatoires.

Geraldine Connor Foundation

The Geraldine Connor Foundation was established in 2012 to continue the work and vision of Geraldine Connor by bringing people together through arts and culture. They provide global perspectives across many artforms including music, theatre, dance, spoken word poetry and visual arts, reaching around 800 young people every year through projects that include workshops, performances and mentoring programmes.

Geraldine Connor Foundation website


Go Higher West Yorkshire

Go Higher West Yorkshire

Leeds Conservatoire is a member of Go Higher West Yorkshire, a group of West Yorkshire based HE institutions working to ensure that higher education in is open to all who can benefit, regardless of background, improving access and representation for those from under-represented groups. We have a dedicated member of staff to help us achieve these aims.

Go Higher West Yorkshire is part of Uni Connect, managed by the Office for Students.

Uni Connect


GuildHE is one of the two recognised representative bodies for Higher Education in the UK and has over 40 members.

It is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Charity. It was founded in 1967 as the Standing Conference of Principals, registered as a company in 1992 and became GuildHE in 2006.

Many member institutions share key characteristics, specialist mission or subject focus, being smaller than the average university in the UK but including some major providers in professional subject areas including art & design, music & the performing arts; agriculture; education, health and sports.


Leeds Conservatoire is a Platinum corporate member of the ISM.

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s professional body for musicians and largest subject association for music. Supporting over 6,000 music professionals and students studying music; the ISM provides hundreds of discounts, unparalleled legal and tax support, free insurance, expert professional advice, professional development and more.

Ivors Academy

Leeds Conservatoire is a regional 'Hub' for The Ivors Academy. The Ivors Academy exists to support, protect and celebrate music creators in the UK. They are the independent professional association representing songwriters and composers in all genres, whether they create song, symphony or sync.

The Ivors Academy was previously known as BASCA.

Find out more at

Leeds Cathedral Choir School

Leeds Conservatoire is a key supporter in the Diocese of Leeds' and Holy Rosary & St Anne's Catholic Primary School's aim to become the first state primary choir school in the country.

The partnership between the school and Leeds Conservatoire allows the Conservatoire to fulfil part of its commitment to widening participation in a way that is consistent with its mission for excellence in music education.

Luminate Education Group

Leeds Conservatoire is a member of Luminate Education Group. The group includes Leeds City College, one of the largest colleges in the country and Leeds Conservatoire's alliance with it offers many mutual benefits in terms of the services that the Conservatoire can offer.

Leeds Music Education Partnership

Leeds Conservatoire is part of the Leeds Music Education Partnership, a coherent and comprehensible offer for the children and young people of Leeds, joining up the breadth of first access in all its forms to the diversity of excellence that the city offers. To find out more click here.

Professional Music Technology

Professional Music Technology (PMT) joined Leeds Conservatoire as a campaign partner on ‘The Instrumental Change’, generously donating £1000 worth of musical instruments to support young musicians across West Yorkshire.

Roland UK

Leeds Conservatoire is proud to be a Roland Academy in association with Roland UK. Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of musical instruments including pianos, keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices.

Royal Airforce: Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron (YUAS)

Leeds Conservatoire is a member of the Yorkshire Universities’ Air Squadron (YUAS) and Leeds Conservatoire students are eligible to apply to join their training programme.

You can see information on their website.

Steinway & Sons

In September 2011, Leeds Conservatoire became an All-Steinway School, internationally joining the likes of Yale University's School of Music and the Juilliard School, New York.

As the only English conservatoire to hold the coveted All-Steinway School status – meaning 90% of its pianos are from the Steinway family – Leeds Conservatoire demonstrates a commitment to excellence by providing its students with the best equipment possible for the study of music.

Visit Steinway website


Leeds Conservatoire has been using TC-Helicon products within its vocal programs for years and has been recognised by TC-Helicon as a top educational provider.

Many Instructors for Leeds are regular contributors to TC-Helicon's sister publication, VoiceCouncil Magazine. TC-Helicon is the only pro audio company 100% dedicated to singers.

University Of Hull

Leeds Conservatoire’s degree courses are now validated by the University of Hull.

The conservatoire and the University have teaching and research links, and are working closely to provide enhanced opportunities for students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level at both institutions. 

The University has launched its new School of Drama, Music and Screen and is planning further investment in music provision in auditoria, theatre space and media environment. The music partnership with Leeds College offers an extra dimension to music students.
Forward-thinking, modern and student-oriented – and with a firm commitment to celebrating diversity – the University of Hull’s ethos is well-matched with the conservatoire’s own.

University of Hull - 2022 Guide for Collaborative Provision Students (UK).

Yorkshire Young Musicians

This innovative scheme provides training for gifted and talented children in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

We're thrilled to be partnering with @UniCentreLeeds to deliver their exciting new production arts courses in Desig…
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