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.

Scholarships and bursaries are available.

Calling promising young players of bassoon, viola and tuba
A few places for these ‘endangered’ instruments are still available for studies from September 2015. Please contact us for further information about late auditions.

Director, Junior Academy:
Howard Ionascu MusB

Associate Director, Junior Academy and Director, Primary Academy:
Krystyna Budzynska GRSM, LRAM, ARAM

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

Junior Academy Cellist wins Talent Search


Sophie Kauer selected in Musicale Young Artists’ Symphony Orchestra’s Search for a Cello Soloist

Latest Blog

Britain’s Got Talent


Watching the Kanneh-Mason family orchestra performing on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday, I felt a great sense of pride and excitement.

Upcoming Events

Thomas Gould with Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 04.07.2015 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Internationally renowned violinist and JA alumnus Thomas Gould returns to perfom with the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Williams.

Junior Academy End of Year Concert

Saturday, 11.07.2015 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Featuring our Year 13 leavers

Junior Jazz Concert With Special Guest Julian Argüelles

Saturday, 11.07.2015 13:30, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho

All three junior jazz groups will be appearing with the masterful saxophonist and composer Julian Arguelles as a special guest.

Junior Academy Concert

Saturday, 28.11.2015 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Junior Academy presents the final concert of its eightieth anniversary celebrations.

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