Junior Academy

Junior Academy offers a fantastic opportunity to talented and committed young musicians who want to be inspired, challenged and encouraged in their aim to make the very most of their musical ability.

Whether you are still quite young and would benefit from the special focus of Primary Academy or are in your teens and ready for the full Junior Academy programme, you will find yourself amongst others who share your love of music and for whom Saturday is the most important day of the week.

Means-tested bursaries are available.

Junior Academy and Primary Academy 2017 application forms will be available online from January 2017.

Junior Academy Open Day: Saturday 28th January 2017. There will be a separate Open Day for Primary Academy applicants in February 2017 – date to be confirmed in January.

Director, Junior Academy:
Howard Ionascu MusB

Associate Director, Junior Academy and Director, Primary Academy:
Krystyna Budzynska FRAM, GRSM, LRAM

Administrator, Junior Academy:
Karen Ingram BA (Hons), Hon ARAM

Read more about Junior Academy here...

Howard Ionascu

Head of Junior Academy: Howard Ionascu

Director of Junior Academy

Founder of Laudate Choir

Previously Director of Music at The King’s School, Canterbury

Read Howard’s blog

Latest News

Arts Council head praises Open Academy


Academy’s ‘significant work’ towards diversity in classical music is celebrated in keynote speech

Latest Blog

Memorable collaborations


Working with John Adams, Nigel Hess and Piers Adams

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy Open Day 2017

Saturday, 28.01.2017 09:00, Various venues around the Academy

Are you considering auditioning for Junior Academy studies starting in September 2017? Potential students are warmly invited ...

Sheku and Junior Academy at Dorchester Abbey

Saturday, 04.03.2017 19:30, Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

BBC Young Musician 2016 is soloist with Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra

Junior Academy

Staff Finder

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Jan 06
Do you have a talented child? Want to develop their musical passions? Try our free #JuniorAcademy Open Day, 28 Jan: bit.ly/2jiCss8
@RoyalAcadMusic • Dec 23
#JuniorAcademy @ShekuKM’s ‘profound’ Haydn #Cello Concerto reviewed by @theartsdesk: bit.ly/2hjiEEJ #strings
@RoyalAcadMusic • Dec 07
Memorable recent collaborations – #JuniorAcademy Director @HowardIonascu’s blog bit.ly/2hgeAo4