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Trinity College of Music and Laban become officially renamed as the Faculty of Music and Faculty of Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.


Trinity College of Music affiliation with University of Sussex lapses and MMus in Performance Studies phased out.  FdA in Musical Theatre: Performance in collaboration successfully validated by University of Westminster for period of three years.


TCM re-recognised by University of Westminster as affiliated institution and Memorandum of Collaboration with University of Westminster renegotiated and agreed. BMus (Hons) Performance successfully revalidated by University of Westminster for period of five years. Introduction of Indian Classical music pathway through BMus (Hons) Performance by University of Westminster, validated for period of four years. Memorandum of Collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, UK Centre and University of Westminster negotiated and agreed.  MMus in Performance / Composition / Creative Practice successfully validated by University of Westminster for period of three years.


Merger with Laban to become Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (‘Trinity College of Music’ name retained for College of Music and ‘Laban’ for Dance).

Revised Memorandum and Articles of Association for Trinity Laban approved by Privy Council and Charity Commission. PGCE Secondary ‘Musicians in Education’ commenced, in collaboration with and also validated by the University of Greenwich.


Conservatoires UK formed with Principals of UK conservatoires (initially BC, LCM, RCM, RNCM, RSAMD, RWCMD and TCM only) serving as Directors of company limited by guarantee. TCM agreed to Memorandum of Association with Conservatoires UK to assist in creation of CUKAS online application service.


Acquisition of Blackheath Halls concert venue.


The institution is re-recognised by University of Sussex as an affiliated institution. MMus in Performance Studies is successfully revalidated for a period of five years.


Trinity College of Music relocates from Mandeville Place in Marylebone to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts is formed.


Memorandum of Collaboration with University of Westminster as an affiliated institution agreed and BMus (TCM) renamed BMus (Hons) (Performance).


Memorandum of Agreement with University of Sussex as an affiliated institution is agreed. MMus in Performance Studies successfully validated for a period of five years.


BMus (TCM) is validated by University of Westminster for a period of five years. This course would replace the GTCL.


Formal separation of the examinations business (TCL) from Trinity College of Music.


A separate company, limited by guarantee and registered as a charity, Trinity College London Ltd (TCL), is established. This would become the new name for the external examinations business.


TCM Trust is established and the first gifts are received. Through the trust legacies and donations are received, ensuring their legal separation from the college funds.


Jazz is introduced to the college with a department headed by Bobby Lamb. Opportunities include big band sessions, tutorials and workshops for smaller groups.

A recording studio is also set up in this year.


The College celebrates its centenary with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, and a dinner attended by almost 700 invited guests at Grosvenor House, Park Lane.


Sir Yehudi Menuhin becomes President of Trinity College of Music.


First publication of TCM Bulletin, an illustrated periodical containing accounts of college activities, articles and reviews. This was issued twice a year until 1989. Its first editor was Ernest Heberden.


Formation of the TCM Guild, an alumni organisation, which published a handbook and newsletter for members, organised social and professional functions, and supported the work of the college. Initially limited to students who had been registered as full time students for not less than three consecutive terms, membership is enlarged in 1967 to include members of the Corporation, teaching, examining and administrative staff, local examination officials and diploma holders.


A fourth year option is added to the GTCL in partnership with the Institute of Education, providing more extensive training for music teachers and leading to a teacher’s certificate in addition to the GTCL.


A Students Association is formed.


The inaugural meeting of the Teaching Staff Association takes place.


The early music department is re-formed as the Department for Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music. Instruments held in storage during the war are returned and restored. Lectures, classes and fortnightly concerts take place at 3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. The department subsequently moves to Fenton House in Hampstead before all activities finally transfer to the main college premises.


Introduction of the GTCL, a three-year graduate course originally designed primarily for students who wished to become class music teachers. It became a model for other British conservatoires and continued to be offered by TCM for around 50 years, with the last students graduating in 1997.


135 students from the US army of occupation in Europe enter the college for the Michaelmas term bringing professional experience, giving concerts at Wigmore hall and presenting drama productions at Cripplegate theatre.


During World War II teaching and examining continues, with an increase in the number of students and candidates. The orchestra grows and the choir is opened up to members of choral societies temporarily disbanded. In 1941 the college opens on Sundays during term time for people who can’t attend during the week and correspondence courses are arranged for those who cannot attend in person. The college responds to requests for music education from prisoners of war through the Red Cross.


The ‘Friends of Old Devonshire House’ is formed to operate a new department for early music at Old Devonshire House in Bloomsbury, using instruments given to the National Trust by Major Benton Fletcher. Under the long-standing leadership of Edgar Hunt, this becomes the first early music department at a British conservatoire.


John Barbirolli is appointed chief conductor of the college orchestra and gives concerts at Queen’s Hall.


A renovated and enlarged library reopens named Bridge Memorial Library in memory of Sir Frederick Bridge.


The college enjoys 50th anniversary Jubilee celebrations including a reception, concert at Queen’s Hall, presentation of honorary diplomas to local examination secretaries, performance of Iolanthe at the King’s theatre, and a Jubilee dinner at Connaught rooms.

Extensive structural alterations take place including the consolidation of 11 and 13 Mandeville Place, addition of a portico, and stained glass windows.


Trinity College of Music registers 53,180 examinations.


The college acquires adjoining premises at 11 Mandeville Place.


The college has 355 students and 32,987 candidates present themselves for Trinity College of Music diplomas and certificates.


Junior Trinity opens, the first Conservatoire Junior Saturday School in the UK.


Trinity College London changes its name to Trinity College of Music London.


The college establishes a Chair of Music at London University with permission from the King to be called ‘The King Edward VII Professorship of Music’.

A series of weekly lectures on the Art of Teaching is established, taught by Dr John Warriner, a recognized teacher of pedagogy at the University of London.


Practical examinations are first held in India.


Practical examinations are introduced in Australasia and South Africa.


The local theoretical examinations are extended to India.


The college transfers to 13 Mandeville Place, a house on the corner of Hinde Street in Marylebone, London, with 41 professors and lecturers.


Beginning of the college’s external music examinations. The first tests are in elementary musical knowledge, quickly expanding to practical music examinations. Just two years later these examinations are administered in 200 local centres throughout the UK.


Lease acquired for 61 Weymouth Street, Marylebone. Teaching becomes an all-day activity with examinations twice a year.


Trinity College London incorporated under Companies Act 1862 consisting of two divisions, Academic and Choral.


Public examinations for choirmasters and teachers of music held four times a year.


Bonavia Hunt and Sir Frederick A. Gore Ousley establish the Church Choral Society and College of Church Music, London