Composition at the Academy has an international reputation centred on intensive project-based and highly collaborative degree programmes.
Our cutting-edge courses are taught by distinguished and prominent composers, and they reflect the realities and challenges for today’s music creator. Academy composers have a wide range of opportunities for performance and recording, and are fully prepared to work in a variety of creative contexts.
The Academy offers Principal Study in Composition for undergraduates and postgraduates:
- Undergraduate (BMus) Composition and Contemporary Music: Your Experience
- Postgraduate (MA, MMus, Diplomas, PhD) Composition and Contemporary Music: Your Experience
Composition Open Day: Please contact us to discuss making an individual appointment.
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
The Royal Academy of Music will not be running a Composition Open Day this year, but instead we invite you to attend any of our public classes.
Emily Mould, Composition Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7379 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Composition since 2007
Major commissions from leading orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Britten Sinfonia
Has written, performed and recorded works for chamber ensembles, opera and dance
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Academy Composition students present new works, performed by the CoMA London ensemble
Academy composers present a recital of eleven new songs for soprano, two clarinets, viola and double bass
Hear the premiere performances of works for big band by final-year jazz composition students
4.30pm doors and animations 5.00pm performance 6.30pm animations Premieres of works by student composers taking inspiration...
9.00pm doors and animations 9.30pm performance A late-night intimate performance of political and protest songs hosted by le...
6.45pm doors and animation 7.30pm performance 8.30pm animations An array of diverse new works from Academy compositio...
Audiences are welcome to experience Vibrations anytime between 12.00pm – 2.30pm and 4.30pm – 7.00pm; due to limited ...
A collection of new sound installations by student composers which variously explore the rich and complex sounds of vibrating st...