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 a late application subject to availability once the audition schedule has been confirmed.  If you would like to be considered as a late applicant, please contact the Junior Academy office on juniors@ram.ac.uk

Online application for Primary Academy

Online application for Junior Jazz.


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)

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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

Primary Academy Director receives Lifetime Achievement Award

23.02.2017

Krystyna Budzynska, Founder and Director of Primary Academy and former Associate Director of Junior Academy, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, sponsored by the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Latest Blog

Memorable collaborations

07.12.2016

Working with John Adams, Nigel Hess and Piers Adams

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy: Mostly New free

Saturday, 13.05.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Junior Academy students perform works by Junior Academy composers

Junior Academy End of Year Concert free

Saturday, 08.07.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Junior Academy End of Year Concert featuring our Year 13 leavers

Junior Academy

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