Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music The Royal Academy of Music moves music forward by inspiring successive generations of musicians to connect, collaborate and create. Box Office: 020 7873 7300
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The Royal Academy of Music in central London has prepared musicians for successful, versatile and resourceful careers in music since 1822.

If you'd like to receive information on future performances by post or email, please send your name and address to [email protected].

If you'd like to receive information on future performances by post or email, please send your name and address to [email protected].

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As part of our Virtual Open Day today, you can also join our Academy Life sessions for an opportunity to ask questions a...
19/09/2021

As part of our Virtual Open Day today, you can also join our Academy Life sessions for an opportunity to ask questions about the application process, student life, finances and lots more! > https://ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

As part of our Virtual Open Day today, you can also join our Academy Life sessions for an opportunity to ask questions about the application process, student life, finances and lots more! > https://ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

It's not too late to sign up to our Virtual Open Day! We have talks from our Brass, Piano Accompaniment, Timpani & Percu...
18/09/2021

It's not too late to sign up to our Virtual Open Day! We have talks from our Brass, Piano Accompaniment, Timpani & Percussion, Conducting, Historical Performance, Guitar, Opera, Piano and Strings Departments taking place tomorrow. Register here > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

It's not too late to sign up to our Virtual Open Day! We have talks from our Brass, Piano Accompaniment, Timpani & Percussion, Conducting, Historical Performance, Guitar, Opera, Piano and Strings Departments taking place tomorrow. Register here > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Our Timpani and Percussion students study with an excellent roster of professors, many of whom are principal players in ...
17/09/2021

Our Timpani and Percussion students study with an excellent roster of professors, many of whom are principal players in leading symphony orchestras and ensembles. Meet current students and professors at our Virtual Open Day, held this Sunday > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OPSgddPETzyUqkfVyyeuJg

Our Timpani and Percussion students study with an excellent roster of professors, many of whom are principal players in leading symphony orchestras and ensembles. Meet current students and professors at our Virtual Open Day, held this Sunday > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OPSgddPETzyUqkfVyyeuJg

The Academy is recognised worldwide as a leading centre for the study of the classical guitar at undergraduate, postgrad...
17/09/2021

The Academy is recognised worldwide as a leading centre for the study of the classical guitar at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Find out all you need to know about applying by signing up to our Virtual Open Day this Sunday > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vzrRrj0cSzqwQOf0GrS_Aw

The Academy is recognised worldwide as a leading centre for the study of the classical guitar at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Find out all you need to know about applying by signing up to our Virtual Open Day this Sunday > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vzrRrj0cSzqwQOf0GrS_Aw

We're pleased to announce our Musical Theatre Company will be holding their Virtual Open Day on Tuesday 12 October at 7p...
16/09/2021

We're pleased to announce our Musical Theatre Company will be holding their Virtual Open Day on Tuesday 12 October at 7pm! Find out more about the department and meet your future professors and fellow students > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/musical-theatre

We're pleased to announce our Musical Theatre Company will be holding their Virtual Open Day on Tuesday 12 October at 7pm! Find out more about the department and meet your future professors and fellow students > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/musical-theatre

The Academy's postgraduate conducting degree is one of the most respected in the world, with many opportunities to rehea...
16/09/2021

The Academy's postgraduate conducting degree is one of the most respected in the world, with many opportunities to rehearse and perform in different settings. Learn more by registering for our Virtual Open Day, taking place on Sunday 19 September > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NdXqFGJeQMGd4munLq1K7A

The Academy's postgraduate conducting degree is one of the most respected in the world, with many opportunities to rehearse and perform in different settings. Learn more by registering for our Virtual Open Day, taking place on Sunday 19 September > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NdXqFGJeQMGd4munLq1K7A

Students in our Piano Accompaniment Department are are taught by some of the world's leading collaborative pianists. You...
16/09/2021

Students in our Piano Accompaniment Department are are taught by some of the world's leading collaborative pianists. You can learn more about the department by registering for our Virtual Open Day, held on Sunday 19 September > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EH_kxNOTRBmOcj13gOPbyA

Students in our Piano Accompaniment Department are are taught by some of the world's leading collaborative pianists. You can learn more about the department by registering for our Virtual Open Day, held on Sunday 19 September > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EH_kxNOTRBmOcj13gOPbyA

Booking is now open for in-person concerts in November and December. Please note that booking for this period is now ess...
15/09/2021

Booking is now open for in-person concerts in November and December. Please note that booking for this period is now essential for both free and paid-for events.

Join us for over 50 concerts and events, including the Autumn Piano Festival, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, a double bill of Ravel's L'heure espagnole and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi by Royal Academy Opera, and much more > https://tickets.ram.ac.uk/sales

Booking is now open for in-person concerts in November and December. Please note that booking for this period is now essential for both free and paid-for events.

Join us for over 50 concerts and events, including the Autumn Piano Festival, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, a double bill of Ravel's L'heure espagnole and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi by Royal Academy Opera, and much more > https://tickets.ram.ac.uk/sales

From September 2022, the Academy will offer two new scholarships for black UK or international undergraduate students, s...
15/09/2021
New Academy scholarships from Sony UK, with Alexis Ffrench | Royal Academy of Music

From September 2022, the Academy will offer two new scholarships for black UK or international undergraduate students, supported by the Sony Music UK Social Justice Fund.

These scholarships are offered in partnership with leading pianist, composer and producer Alexis Ffrench, who is signed exclusively to Sony Music Masterworks and attended the Academy as a student.

Please visit our website to read more from Alexis about the scholarships and for further details about applying to study with us >

From September 2022, the Academy will offer two new scholarships especially for black UK or international undergraduate students, supported by the Sony Music UK Social Justice Fund

13/09/2021
Astor Piazzolla Libertango

Here's a clip of accordion alumna Ksenija Sidorova performing Piazzolla's sparkling Libertango at the Last Night of the Proms.

Our Brass Department is supportive, collaborative and flexible to your interests as a performer. Learn more about what t...
13/09/2021

Our Brass Department is supportive, collaborative and flexible to your interests as a performer. Learn more about what the Academy can offer you by signing up to our Virtual Open Day on Sunday 19 September > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U_IzDcFaTPKN8NUV9FBpRw

Our Brass Department is supportive, collaborative and flexible to your interests as a performer. Learn more about what the Academy can offer you by signing up to our Virtual Open Day on Sunday 19 September > https://ram-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U_IzDcFaTPKN8NUV9FBpRw

Missed out on today's Virtual Open Day? You can catch our Academy Life sessions again next Sunday, or you can explore ou...
12/09/2021

Missed out on today's Virtual Open Day? You can catch our Academy Life sessions again next Sunday, or you can explore our Open Day Hub for more information about all of our departments > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Missed out on today's Virtual Open Day? You can catch our Academy Life sessions again next Sunday, or you can explore our Open Day Hub for more information about all of our departments > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

As part of our Virtual Open Day today, you can also join our Academy Life sessions for an opportunity to ask questions a...
12/09/2021

As part of our Virtual Open Day today, you can also join our Academy Life sessions for an opportunity to ask questions about the application process, student life, finances and lots more! > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

As part of our Virtual Open Day today, you can also join our Academy Life sessions for an opportunity to ask questions about the application process, student life, finances and lots more! > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

It’s not too late to sign up for our Jazz, Harp, Woodwind, Composition & Contemporary Music and Vocal Virtual Open Days ...
11/09/2021

It’s not too late to sign up for our Jazz, Harp, Woodwind, Composition & Contemporary Music and Vocal Virtual Open Days tomorrow! Register for our Webinars here > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

It’s not too late to sign up for our Jazz, Harp, Woodwind, Composition & Contemporary Music and Vocal Virtual Open Days tomorrow! Register for our Webinars here > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Don't forget you can join us online for our Virtual Open Days to find out all you need to know about studying at the Aca...
10/09/2021

Don't forget you can join us online for our Virtual Open Days to find out all you need to know about studying at the Academy. This Sunday, we have presentations from our Jazz, Harp, Woodwind and Composition & Contemporary Music and Vocal departments > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Don't forget you can join us online for our Virtual Open Days to find out all you need to know about studying at the Academy. This Sunday, we have presentations from our Jazz, Harp, Woodwind and Composition & Contemporary Music and Vocal departments > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Students in our Vocal Department are driven, dedicated and versatile, with a reputation for outstanding quality and prof...
09/09/2021

Students in our Vocal Department are driven, dedicated and versatile, with a reputation for outstanding quality and professionalism. Find out how to join them by registering for our Virtual Open Day on Sunday 12 September > https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/departments/vocal-studies

Students in our Vocal Department are driven, dedicated and versatile, with a reputation for outstanding quality and professionalism. Find out how to join them by registering for our Virtual Open Day on Sunday 12 September > https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/departments/vocal-studies

08/09/2021

Our Jazz Department produces an outstanding array of versatile and creative jazz musicians each year. To find out more about studying with the Department, sign up for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Virtual Open Days on Sun 12 September. https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/jazz

Our Woodwind Department offers a wide variety of opportunities, from one-to-one masterclasses with world-class soloists ...
07/09/2021

Our Woodwind Department offers a wide variety of opportunities, from one-to-one masterclasses with world-class soloists to full symphonic concerts. Learn more about the Department by registering for our Virtual Open Day, taking place on Sun 12 September > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/woodwind

Our Woodwind Department offers a wide variety of opportunities, from one-to-one masterclasses with world-class soloists to full symphonic concerts. Learn more about the Department by registering for our Virtual Open Day, taking place on Sun 12 September > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/woodwind

06/09/2021

The Academy’s Harp Department is widely considered to be one of the leading conservatoire departments in the world. Find out why by registering for our Virtual Open Day on Sunday 12 September > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/harp

In our Composition and Contemporary Music Department, you’ll have access to dedicated teachers and active composers. Lea...
06/09/2021

In our Composition and Contemporary Music Department, you’ll have access to dedicated teachers and active composers. Learn more about what the Academy can offer you by signing up to our Virtual Open Day on Sunday 12 September > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/composition-contemporary-music

In our Composition and Contemporary Music Department, you’ll have access to dedicated teachers and active composers. Learn more about what the Academy can offer you by signing up to our Virtual Open Day on Sunday 12 September > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/composition-contemporary-music

05/09/2021

Only one more week until our Virtual Open Days begin! On Sunday 12 & 19 September, you can join us online to find out about studying at the Academy. Visit our Open Day Hub and sign up here > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

In the meantime, why not explore the Academy with SU President Dan Latham?

Exciting news: we'll have in-person audiences joining us back in our concert halls from November. Highlights include the...
03/09/2021
Welcoming in-person audiences back from November | Royal Academy of Music

Exciting news: we'll have in-person audiences joining us back in our concert halls from November.

Highlights include the Autumn Piano Festival, the Bach series, symphonic concerts, a performance for the Big Band, an opera double bill and our Musical Theatre Company showcase 🎶

Booking is now essential for all events, both paid and free. Tickets can be booked via the Academy website from 15 September.

To start the term we'll be continuing with our live streams throughout September and October, you can join us for these performances for free on our YouTube channel and website.

Find out more and download the full diary >

From November, staff and students are looking forward to having guests back in the building for the first time in over 18 months

Zoë joined the Academy at 14 and stayed on for her degree. Now she’s working with children who are the same age as she w...
02/09/2021

Zoë joined the Academy at 14 and stayed on for her degree. Now she’s working with children who are the same age as she was when she first picked up a trumpet. Are you ready to take the next step on your musical journey? Sign up for our Virtual Open Days here > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Zoë joined the Academy at 14 and stayed on for her degree. Now she’s working with children who are the same age as she was when she first picked up a trumpet. Are you ready to take the next step on your musical journey? Sign up for our Virtual Open Days here > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Applications are now open for the 2022 Sorrell Women Conductors Programme. The course, which is held over four weekends,...
02/09/2021
Sorrell Women Conductors Programme | Royal Academy of Music

Applications are now open for the 2022 Sorrell Women Conductors Programme.

The course, which is held over four weekends, is for women who are considering applying for a Master’s in orchestral conducting. It will be led by Sian Edwards, the Academy’s Head of Conducting.

Please apply by Monday 4 October at 5pm - you can visit our website for full information >

Applications are now open for the 2022 Sorrell Women Conductors Programme.

The second half of our autumn diary is now live! Get a first look as we return to in-person concerts in November and Dec...
31/08/2021

The second half of our autumn diary is now live! Get a first look as we return to in-person concerts in November and December. Booking opens to the general public on Wednesday 15 September > https://ram.ac.uk/diary-of-events

The second half of our autumn diary is now live! Get a first look as we return to in-person concerts in November and December. Booking opens to the general public on Wednesday 15 September > https://ram.ac.uk/diary-of-events

Can’t wait to see our current and former students The Kanneh-Masons in their Family Prom - very proud of them all!  Catc...
29/08/2021
Family Prom

Can’t wait to see our current and former students The Kanneh-Masons in their Family Prom - very proud of them all! Catch the concert on BBC Radio 3 at 7pm or on BBC Four (📺) at 8pm https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ef54mb

This Prom is all about animal magic as author Michael Morpurgo joins the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and starry musical friends for a special family performance of Saint-Saëns’s ‘zoological fantasy’, The Carnival of the Animals.

Here are some photos from our electric production of The Wedding Singer last week. Congratulations to our Musical Theatr...
27/08/2021

Here are some photos from our electric production of The Wedding Singer last week.

Congratulations to our Musical Theatre Company students for a fantastic show 🎭

📸 by Craig Fuller Photography

Looking to study Choral Conducting, Accordion or Organ at the Academy? Our Heads of Department are available for one-to-...
25/08/2021
Open Day Home | Royal Academy of Music

Looking to study Choral Conducting, Accordion or Organ at the Academy? Our Heads of Department are available for one-to-one discussions to provide you with all the information you need. Explore our Open Day Hub to find out more > https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home

Click here to sign up and find out more about our Online Open Days.

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The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. Its impact on musical life, both in the UK and abroad, is inestimable. The music profession is permeated at all levels with Academy alumni, including classical giants Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Harrison Birtwistle and pop stars Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox.

Every year some of the most talented young musicians from more than 50 countries come to study here, attracted by renowned teachers and a rich culture that broadens musical horizons, develops professional creativity and fosters entrepreneurial spirit. Students benefit from an ambitious calendar of concerts, operas, musical theatre shows and other events, in the run-up to which they work regularly with leading practitioners.

Ever since its inception, the Academy has been committed to transporting its musical activities from its central London home to national and international audiences. Today, students perform at leading venues and collaborate with distinguished partners in high-profile projects. In 2015 the Academy and New York’s Juilliard School joined forces in sensational concerts in Leipzig, Boston, New York and London, and in 2018 an orchestra comprising students from both the Academy and Tokyo University of the Arts performed in London, Oxford, Koriyama and Tokyo. The Academy’s recordings with Linn Records have received critical acclaim.

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