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

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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

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins BBC Young Musician


Major triumph for Junior Academy student

Latest Blog

Congratulations, Sheku


We all join in congratulating Sheku Kanneh-Mason on his BBC Young Musician win

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy Brass Prize

Saturday, 18.06.2016 13:15, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Junior Academy brass students compete for the annual Brass Prize

Dame Ruth Railton Chamber Music Prize

Saturday, 25.06.2016 10:00, Venue to be confirmed

Four Junior Academy chamber ensembles compete for this prestigious prize.

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 02.07.2016 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Sian Edwards conducts

Junior Academy End of Year Concert

Saturday, 09.07.2016 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Junior Academy End of Year Concert featuring our Year 13 leavers

Junior Academy

Staff Finder

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@RoyalAcadMusic • May 22
Watch out for #JuniorAcademy’s Sheku @thekannehmasons playing live on @SundayBrunchC4 this morning.
@RoyalAcadMusic • May 17
Sheku and Isata @thekannehmasons perform Casals on @BBCInTune bbc.in/22fmIms #JuniorAcademy #strings #piano
@RoyalAcadMusic • May 17
Thoughts on Sheku from the Principal. #JuniorAcademy #strings twitter.com/AcadPrincipal/…