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

Job vacancies: Viola Teacher and Singing Teacher
Apply by 23rd May

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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

Read Howard’s blog

Latest News

Junior Academy cellist wins RPS Duet Prize


Sheku Kanneh-Mason is awarded inaugural RPS Duet Prize for Young Instrumentalists

Latest Blog

Composition Prize 2016


Everyone’s a winner with Judith Weir on Saturday

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy Ann Lampard Singing Prize

Saturday, 07.05.2016 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Hear our Junior Academy singers compete for the Ann Lampard Singing Prize

Junior Academy Mainly New Concert

Saturday, 14.05.2016 15:45, Duke’s Hall

A selection of new or recent works composed and performed by Junior Academy students.

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

unior Academy End of Year Concert featuring our Year 13 leavers

Junior Academy

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