The Royal College of Music (RCM) is the first higher education institution to partner with digital sheet music library, nkoda.
nkoda, described as the ‘Spotify of sheet music’, will give students and professors access to hundreds of thousands of scores and parts from a vast range of repertoires.
Whilst lockdown measures remain in place in the UK, teaching and learning has moved online and the RCM’s professors are delivering a newly designed curriculum of specialist classes digitally. The partnership with nkoda further represents the RCM’s commitment to facilitating the best possible learning experience for its students during lockdown and beyond.
RCM students and professors will gain access to upwards of six million pages of music with around 1,000 new titles added each month, including works which are normally only available to hire from libraries.
Titles from over 100 publishers are available, including Bärenreiter, Boosey & Hawkes, Breitkopf und Härtel, Faber Music, PWM, Sikorski, Universal Music Group and Wise Music Group.
Peter Linnit, librarian, RCM, comments: ‘I am delighted that the Royal College of Music has become the first institution in the world to partner with nkoda. The RCM Library offers a range of online resources and with nkoda we can further support our students’ core studies and individual practice needs. Having access to nkoda’s comprehensive library will have a significant impact on student learning, greatly increasing the range of music they can experience and opening up new ways of working. This is particularly important whilst lockdown measures remain in place and students are looking to online resources to support the continuation of their studies.’
Lorenzo Brewer, chief executive, nkoda, comments: ‘We’re really proud to be partnering with the Royal College of Music, one of the best institutions for music education in the world. This partnership marks what we think is a major shift in the importance of digital resources for learning - brought into stark relief by what we are all living through right now. We can’t wait to see the amazing things that the students, professors, and staff at RCM will do with nkoda.