Woodwind

The Woodwind Faculty has trained some of the finest orchestral players in the UK. Through a programme of hugely varied opportunities – from one-to-one lessons with world renowned soloists to full symphony orchestra concerts – the department provides a thorough and rigorous experience to fully equip students with the essential skills to enter the music profession.

The Academy offers Principal Study on:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Saxophone

Woodwind: Your Experience

For study on recorder, please see Historical Performance

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
 

 
Contact

Murray Richmond, Department Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7320 / email woodwind@ram.ac.uk

Keith Bragg

Head of Woodwind: Keith Bragg

Principal Piccolo of the Philharmonia Orchestra

Head of Woodwind at the Royal Academy of Music since 2002

Has played for all the leading orchestras in the UK

Latest News

Academy success at John Fussell Trust Award

15.06.2016

Bassoonist Angharad Elin Thomas is winner; trumpeter also Jason Lewis also amongst finalists

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

Tuesday, 02.05.2017 14:00, Henry Wood Room

International soloist and Academy professor, William Bennett, gives a flute masterclass

Bassoon Masterclass with Jonathan Davies free

Wednesday, 17.05.2017 10:00, Henry Wood Room

Principal Bassoonist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Davies, gives a masterclass

Clarinet Masterclass with Andrew Marriner free

Friday, 19.05.2017 14:00, Henry Wood Room

Andrew Marriner, principal Clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra, gives a masterclass

Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award Winners’ Recital

Monday, 29.05.2017 19:30, Wigmore Hall

Joint winners, Silvija Ščerbavičiūtė and violinist Luke Hsu perform repertoire at a highly coveted Wigmore recital

Stockhausen’s Harlekin free

Tuesday, 13.06.2017 21:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

An evening of Stockhausen’s theatrical work for solo clarinet

Flute Ensemble free

Wednesday, 21.06.2017 19:00, Henry Wood Room

Kate Hill conducts Academy flute students

Mahler's Symphony no.2 at Royal Festival Hall

Thursday, 22.06.2017 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov, conducts Mahler’s kaleidoscopic reflection on life, redemption and resurrection

Academy Bassoon Ensemble free

Monday, 03.07.2017 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

John Orford conducts a varied programme of original pieces and arrangements

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