Composition

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:

Composition Open Day: Please contact us to discuss making an individual appointment.
 

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
 

Open Days
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.

Contact

Emily Mould, Composition Administrator and Project Manager
Telephone 020 7873 7379 / Email composition@ram.ac.uk

Critic to composer: read about Paul Morley’s year at the Academy in The Observer

Philip Cashian

Head of Composition: Philip Cashian

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

Latest News

New audition centre opens in Australia

21.08.2017

Academy opens audition centre in Australia

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Memorable collaborations

07.12.2016

Working with John Adams, Nigel Hess and Piers Adams

Upcoming Events

James Newton Howard: Three Decades of Music for Hollywood

Friday, 03.11.2017 19:30, Royal Albert Hall

James Newton Howard conducts some of his greatest scores

Composers’ Platform free

Thursday, 16.11.2017 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Academy composers perform a programme of new works

Composer in Residence: Andrew Norman free

Tuesday, 28.11.2017 15:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Andrew Norman is interviewed by Paul Morley

Composer in Residence: Andrew Norman free

Wednesday, 29.11.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Tickets: Free, no tickets required Tim Weiss conductor Programme: Matthew Olyver new work Andrew Norman Unstuck; Try; In...

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