Conducting

The Academy’s postgraduate conducting course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost programmes for training conductors.

 
Our students have many opportunities to work with talented players and singers in a variety of settings, from two-piano workshops and intimate chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestra. Academy conductors work in a friendly, collaborative and focused environment which prepares them for professional conducting careers.

Conducting Open Day: 22nd October 2017

The Academy offers a two-year course of Principal Study Conducting at postgraduate level.

Conducting is offered at undergraduate level in introductory classes to all students and as intermediate and advanced electives for students who wish to pursue it to a high level.

Conducting: Your Experience

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

 

Contact

Sam Batchelor, Conducting Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email conducting@ram.ac.uk

Sian Edwards

Head of Conducting: Sian Edwards

Has conducted most of the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies

Conductor of major operatic world premieres

Recordings with London Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera

Music Director of English National Opera 1993–95

Regular concerts with Ensemble Modern

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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

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Thursday, 23.11.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Renowned harpsichordist and director Laurence Cummings returns to direct the Academy Baroque Ensemble in a colourful programme of concertos from across Europe

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 15
Congratulations and good luck to @glassyben for getting through to the finals of the @FestBesancon #Conducting Comp… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@RoyalAcadMusic • Aug 19
Good luck to #conducting #alum @glassyben, stepping in tonight to conduct La clemenza di Tito, making @glyndebourne debut. #toitoitoi
@RoyalAcadMusic • Aug 19
Henry Wood, who studied and taught here, died #otd in 1944. Here he is briefly #conducting in Duke’s Hall, 1926: bit.ly/2v8py1r

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  ‘I am working to make a wide and varied range of options open to conducting students’

Sian Edwards