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.

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...

Work for us:

Operations Manager (three days per week, apply by 7th November)

Piano Teacher (apply by 4th November)

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

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins BBC Young Musician


Major triumph for Junior Academy student

Latest Blog

Welcome back, everyone


Junior Academy starts 2016/17

Upcoming Events

Solo and Chamber Music free

Saturday, 05.11.2016 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Presented by Junior Academy

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 10.12.2016 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Howard Williams conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra. Please note change to previously advertised date.

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

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Oct 22
Watch #JuniorAcademy’s @ShekuKM on @BBCOne The One Show yesterday (after @ChrissieHynde, at 21 mins) bbc.in/2dXeixh
@RoyalAcadMusic • Oct 22
#JuniorAcademy’s @ShekuKM will round off amazing 2016 w/ @sinfoniavivauk New Year concert: @Nottingham_Post bit.ly/2dsNclq #strings
@RoyalAcadMusic • Oct 21
Welcome back to @dandyriver, #JuniorAcademy #alum, here to adjudicate this morning’s Lilian Davies #Piano Prize.