The Academy’s postgraduate conducting course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost programmes for training conductors.

Our students get unrivalled amounts of podium time – rehearsing with talented players in a variety of instrumental ensembles, from full symphony orchestras to intimate chamber music settings. Academy conductors work in a friendly, collaborative and focused environment which prepares them for professional conducting careers.

The Academy offers a two-year course of Principal Study Conducting at postgraduate level.

Conducting is offered at undergraduate level in introductory classes to all students and as intermediate and advanced electives for students who wish to pursue it to a high level.

Conducting: Your Experience

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



Alison Booker, Conducting Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email

Sian Edwards

Head of Conducting: Sian Edwards

Has conducted most of the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies

Conductor of major operatic world premieres

Recordings with London Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera

Music Director of English National Opera 1993–95

Regular concerts with Ensemble Modern


John Adams joins Academy as Visiting Professor of Composition


John Adams, one of the world’s leading composers, has joined the Royal Academy of Music faculty as a Visiting Professor.


Ton Koopman’s Bach Prize


An inspirational few days with a great Bachian


Trevor Pinnock conducts Academy Chamber Orchestra

24.02.2017 金曜日 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Trevor Pinnock conducts Haydn and Mozart

The Barbirolli Lectures: Sir Mark Elder at 70

15.03.2017 水曜日 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Sir Mark Elder discusses his approach to the great German masters

Manuel López-Gómez conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

24.03.2017 金曜日 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Venezuelan conductor Manuel López-Gómez conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra


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  ‘I am working to make a wide and varied range of options open to conducting students’

Sian Edwards