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.

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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Anne Marsden Thomas MBE


The New Year’s Honours list featured several Academy alumni and staff. David Titterington, Head of Organ, has written abou...

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Composition collaborations


Getting Junior Academy pianists working with student composers

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy Masterclass-Recital with Allegri String Quartet

Saturday, 07.02.2015 15:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A series of new masterclass–recitals over the year will give current Juniors the chance to learn from some of the best in the business.

Junior Academy 80th Anniversary

Sunday, 22.02.2015 15:30, St John's Smith Square

This concert will showcase the outstanding talent of current students in music for choir, chamber groups and symphony orchestra.

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 28.03.2015 15:30, Duke’s Hall

Programme to include concerto movements performed by Junior Academy students.

Thomas Gould performs with Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 04.05.2015 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.

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