A message from Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal:
I warmly invite you to experience this wonderful place, whether as prospective student, visitor or supporter.
The Royal Academy of Music is an institution of world renown, training nearly 700 students from over 50 countries in over 20 musical disciplines. We hope our website provides a glimpse of our collective mission, character, and values — as well as imparting the special atmosphere that springs from our cosmopolitan and confident outlook.
Have a look at what we do, the quality of the concerts, the teachers, the visiting artists and the types of events we put on. Listen to some of our recordings from our highly-acclaimed CD catalogue.
As Britain’s oldest conservatoire, we are inspired by the past but committed to shaping contemporary musical life with discernment and open-mindedness. If you want to experience the special liveliness and friendliness of the Academy, why not:
- drop in for a concert, masterclass, research forum activity or any event (over 95% are free)
- attend an Open Day, talk to us about your interest in studying here and see whether we can help you to fulfil your potential and career ambitions
- audition and join our close-knit community of students
- see how you can support our work and become part of the family
- visit our free Museum full of remarkable instruments and famous collections
We welcome visitors from all walks of life to the Academy. I hope you’ll join us here.
In June 2016, Professor Jane Glover will step down as Director of Royal Academy Opera after eight years.
Composition alumnus John Goldie-Scot awarded the NCEM Young Composers Award.
If there’s one leitmotif that comes closest to encompassing everything we train Academy students for, it is perhaps ‘expect the unexpected’.
The Academy deepens its relationship with Japan with agreements with Tokyo Geidai, visits, and student and professor exchanges.