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

Krystyna Budzynska


Junior Academy’s Associate Director will step down in December 2016

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 03.12.2016 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Howard Williams conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Junior Academy

Staff Finder

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Jul 28
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