About us

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.

 

Latest news

David Josefowitz Hon FRAM

23.01.2015

Long-time friend and supporter of the Academy has died

Historical Performance students on BBC Radio 3 In Tune

23.01.2015

Vivaldi Recorder Concerto broadcast live from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Latest blog

World Wide Web Why

23.01.2015

At the Academy our prime mission is to train the next generation of talented musicians for long and successful careers – w...

Latest visit from an exceptional Bach performer

17.12.2014

Murray Perahia is the latest in a long line of exceptional Bach performers who have visited us recently, and generously praised the Academy and Kohn Foundation from the stage of the Duke’s Hall.