Composition at the Academy has an international reputation centred on intensive project-based and highly collaborative degree programmes.
Our cutting-edge courses are taught by distinguished and prominent living composers, and they reflect the realities and challenges for today’s music creator. By providing a wide range of opportunities for performance and recording, our students are fully prepared to work as composers in a variety of creative contexts.
The Academy offers Principal Study in Composition for undergraduates and postgraduates:
- Undergraduate (BMus) Composition and Contemporary Music: Your Experience
- Postgraduate (MA, MMus, Diplomas, PhD) Composition and Contemporary Music: Your Experience
Emily Mould, Composition Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7379 / Email email@example.com
Head of Composition since 2007
Major commissions from leading orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Britten Sinfonia
Has written, performed and recorded works for chamber ensembles, opera and dance
Awards for John Webb, Tansy Davies and Simon Bainbridge
Working with John Adams, Nigel Hess and Piers Adams
Internally acclaimed Danish composer Bent Sørensen is interviewed by writer and broadcaster Paul Morley
A concert of works by esteemed Danish composer Bent Sørensen Academy MPhil composer Rubens Askenar
A concert of original works by composition students
4.30pm doors and animations 5.00pm performance 6.30pm animations Premieres of works by student composers taking inspiration...
9.00pm doors and animations 9.30pm performance A late-night intimate performance of political and protest songs hosted by le...
6.45pm doors and animation 7.30pm performance 8.30pm animations An array of diverse new works from Academy compositio...
Audiences are welcome to experience Vibrations anytime between 12.00pm – 2.30pm and 4.30pm – 7.00pm; due to limited ...
A collection of new sound installations by student composers which variously explore the rich and complex sounds of vibrating st...