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.

The Junior Academy application deadline for 2017 has now passed.  We may be able to consider late applications subject to availability for horn, tuba and double bass.  If you would like to be considered as a late applicant, please contact the Junior Academy office on juniors@ram.ac.uk

We will be holding our Junior Academy Open Day on Saturday 27th January 2018.  This is for students who will be in school year 8 or above in September 2018.  If you would like to attend please complete the application form as soon as possible but definitely by 5th January 2018. 

Open Day Application Form

Guidance Notes for Open Day 2018

Director, Junior Academy:
Howard Ionascu MusB

Director, Primary Academy:
Krystyna Budzynska GRSM, LRAM, FRAM

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

Operations Manager, Junior Academy:
Jenny Johns MA (Cantab)

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

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Latest News

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Conductor

13.12.2017

Junior Academy has appointed Thomas Blunt as its new Symphony Orchestra conductor as of January 2018

Latest Blog

Junior Academy visits Instituto Baccerelli in Brazil

07.11.2017

Head of Junior Academy Howard Ionascu blogs on his visit to Instituto Baccerelli in Brazil.

Junior Academy

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