Composition News

Spring 2018 Booking Now Open

12.12.2017

We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music

Andrew Norman appointed new Visiting Professor of Composition

08.12.2017

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce Andrew Norman as our new Visiting Professor of Composition

Academy success at the 2017 British Composer Awards

07.12.2017

We are pleased to announce the success of two Academy alumni at the 15th British Composer Awards which took place last night at the British Museum

Bent Sørensen wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award

28.11.2017

Visiting Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music Bent Sørensen, has won the prestigious University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

Academy Student Achievements

24.11.2017

Academy students win prestigious awards worldwide

Helen Grime appointed Professor of Composition

08.11.2017

The Royal Academy of Music is delighted to announce composer Helen Grime as a new Professor of Composition.

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust

02.10.2017

The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

Academy receives Maxwell Davies manuscript

28.09.2017

The Royal Academy of Music has been gifted the manuscript of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 1971 work From Stone to Thorn.

New audition centre opens in Australia

21.08.2017

Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Academy tops conservatoire student satisfaction ranking

16.08.2017

Academy scores highest in overall student satisfaction among UK conservatoires

Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale

19.07.2017

Tickets to the Academy’s Autumn season are now on sale

Violin and architecture composition premieres in Aldeburgh

09.06.2017

PhD composition student Freya Waley-Cohen discusses her new project, which brings together music and architecture, and opens on ...

June at the Academy

01.06.2017

Find out about our June highlights

Stravinsky CD reviewed

06.04.2017

Reviews for Manson Ensemble’s Stravinsky

Royal Academy’s Manson Ensemble releases Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with all-star cast and two world premieres

07.03.2017

The Royal Academy of Music’s Manson Ensemble has released a recording of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale for L...

Success at British Composer Awards

07.12.2016

Awards for John Webb, Tansy Davies and Simon Bainbridge

2015 graduates demonstrate success

03.08.2016

Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study

Autumn 2016 events

25.07.2016

Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

The Queen’s Medal for Music

20.05.2016

Academy Professor Oliver Knussen is eleventh recipient of annual award

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music

07.05.2016

HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Working with Judith Weir

04.05.2016

Gareth Walters Composition Prize event

Fellowship Awards

03.05.2016

Announcing Fellowships for current students

2016 JazzFM Awards

28.04.2016

Academy people celebrate success

Summer 2016 at the Academy

22.03.2016

Announcing our Summer events schedule

2016 Honours are announced

04.03.2016

Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Academy appoints new University of London Professors

17.02.2016

Recognition of outstanding contributions both to the Academy and to international musical life.

Pierre Boulez, 1925–2016

06.01.2016

Students and staff at the Royal Academy of Music were privileged to work with Pierre Boulez.

Bohemian Rhapsody at 40

18.12.2015

Composition alumnus Charlie Piper rearranges Queen’s classic for the Academy students of the Behn Quartet

Academy composers shortlisted for BASCA British Composer Awards

04.11.2015

Congratulations to Royal Academy of Music composers, staff and alumni who have been shortlisted for BASCA British Composer Awards.

Composer John Adams awarded Honorary Doctorate

27.10.2015

Two days of discussion, workshops and performances culminate in University of London honour

The Evening Standard’s The 1000

18.09.2015

Congratulations to Academy alumni and professors selected as some of the 1000 most influential people in London

Quincy Jones DMus

03.07.2015

The Academy honours a musical legend with an Honorary Doctorate

Success at London Music Rising Star Awards

12.06.2015

Academy alumnae Belle Chen and Espa win awards; current students Jacob Collier and Bofan Ma are Highly Commended

Composer Residencies with BBC Symphony Orchestra

01.06.2015

PhD composition students Ryan Latimer and David Coonan have been awarded Sound and Music ‘Embedded’ residencies.

NCEM Young Composers Award 2015

20.05.2015

Composition alumnus John Goldie-Scot awarded the NCEM Young Composers Award.

Student Fellowships 2015–16

11.05.2015

Congratulations to all of the current students who have been awarded Fellowships to continue working at the Academy over the nex...

BBC Proms 2015 season

24.04.2015

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

Academy Manson Ensemble at Aldeburgh Festival

04.03.2015

The Academy Manson Ensemble will travel to Aldeburgh Festival to perform in a concert celebrating the ninetieth year of Pierre Boulez.

Oliver Knussen joins the Royal Academy of Music

10.12.2014

‘The Academy exudes a cosmopolitan confidence in tune with the global classical music business’ The Guardian The...

Open Academy Fellowships 2014-15

02.07.2014

Julian West, Head of Open Academy, writes: As well as providing training in learning and participation skills for both underg...

'Death and the Powers' by Tod Machover

03.02.2014

The Academy is to be involved in the first-ever global interactive simulcast. On Sunday 16th February 2014, the Academy will be ...