Welcome

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

BBC Proms 2015 season

24.04.2015

Many of our distinguished alumni and professors set to perform during the BBC Proms 2015 season.

Menuhin Competition 2016 opens for entries

22.04.2015

The Menuhin Competition London 2016 opens for entries today, on what would have been Lord Menuhin’s 99th birthday.

Latest blog

Researching Fauré Songs

24.04.2015

Combining scholarship and musicianship — Launching of Volume 1 of the new Peters Complete Fauré Critical Edition

Recording in Bristol

20.04.2015

Trevor Pinnock and Academy Soloists Ensemble record our latest release for Linn