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 email@example.com
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
Read Philip's blog
Awards for John Webb, Tansy Davies and Simon Bainbridge
Working with John Adams, Nigel Hess and Piers Adams
Peter Sheppard Skærved, violinist and Viotti Lecturer, explores the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers.
Acclaimed new music pianist Dr Zubin Kanga performs a recital of new works by Master's students
Award-winning ensemble CHROMA perform new works by composition students
Internally acclaimed Danish composer Bent Sørensen is interviewed by writer and broadcaster Paul Morley
A concert of works by esteemed Danish composer Bent Sørensen Academy MPhil composer Rubens Askenar
A concert of original works by composition students