Support the Academy
The Academy plays a critical role in the evolution of the profession, as well as communicating the wonders of great music to all four corners of the globe – not least thanks to our incredible, world-beating alumni community. As we approach our Bicentenary in 2022, we have ambitious plans for an exciting and broadening range of musical and educational initiatives.
We are moving fast, but both the Academy as an institution and so many of our students individually face almost unprecedented financial pressures. As we enter a crucial new stage in our history, we are turning to our alumni for support, for who understands better than you our profound love of music and our belief in the importance of nurturing young talent.
There are so many ways the Academy can benefit from your help and insight:
- Donating to our Annual Fund
- Joining our Patrons
- Supporting a named scholarship
- Naming a seat in our magnificent new Theatre or Recital Hall, either in your own name or as an homage to an inspiring person – a mentor or teacher, a great musician or composer, a family member or a friend…
- Leaving a legacy to the Academy so that future generations of students are provided for
- For our U.S. alumni: Supporting the American Society for the Royal Academy of Music
Please contact us if you have any questions or if there are any other areas of our work you would like to support
We would be deeply grateful for your support. Each and every donation, whatever the amount, will make a difference to our students and the Academy as a whole.
‘Helping talented young artists along the way is one of life's more satisfying pursuits, especially when it comes at the most critical time in their development. It is striking how even a modest amount can make a world of difference. The letters I receive from grateful students are heartfelt and moving. The Academy is truly part of my family.’
John Kenneth Adams, scholarship supporter
Class of 1961 (piano)
‘My wife and I were both students at the Academy and met in the rather dry and unromantic environment of an aural training class. However she brought a different harmony, a music of the spheres into that room, and I forgot my dictation and we fell in love and never looked back. Six children and fourteen grandchildren followed, but later life has given us both a chance to revisit our old training ground; this has re-affirmed the fact that the Academy is both the oldest and the most forward looking and vigorous of the music colleges. A place to visit and enjoy and learn from all one’s life.’
Lord Gawain Douglas, supporter of scholarships and of the Academy’s project to transform our theatre
Class of 1971 (piano)
Royal Academy of Music alumni musical contributions rewarded in New Year Honours
Academy artists at the 2017 BBC Proms
Building work has started on the front of the Academy