“At nearly 200 years old, it’s the grande dame of British conservatoires, but the Royal Academy of Music is surprisingly forward-thinking”Pianist Magazine
Head of Open Academy: Julian West BA, PGCE
Open Academy Administrator & Projects Manager: Cate Dennes BA, PGCE
Telephone 020 7873 7442
Open Academy combines a series of creative projects which challenge preconceptions of what music conservatoires do. The Academy’s mission has always been to provide musical training at the highest level. Open Academy extends this opportunity beyond enrolled students and out into the fullest range of society. Academy students also benefit directly by engaging in innovative creative learning and participation projects, and discovering an application of their skills beyond the traditional concert platform.Read about Open Academy’s Music in the Community.
‘The Music in Community courses at the Academy were a revelation for me. They showed me ways in which I could use my musical abilities to contribute to society... whilst still seeking performing opportunities of the highest standard. I’ve been made a more versatile and employable musician by these courses’ Adam Clifford, percussionist and Academy alumnus.
‘I had no idea that what I wrote could be so important’ Open Academy participant comment