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Bringing the Academy to you — browse through our videos to get an insight into Academy life both on stage and behind the scenes. Watch the Principal’s Welcome Message, follow students as they talk about the complete range of activities here, catch selected events streamed live from the Duke’s Hall, and listen again to past performances.

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Installation of the Sir Elton John / Ray Cooper Organ

Watch the meticulous creation of a truly world-class instrument from Kuhn Orgelbau’s Swiss workshop as it is installed in the Royal Academy of Music’s Duke’s Hall over Summer 2013.

1922: centenary of the Royal Academy of Music

In 1922 the Royal Academy of Music celebrated its 100th anniversary. This film has no sound and includes footage of classes, rehearsals and performances as well as the celebrations themselves.

The recording contains rare footage of the Duo-Art pianola and a scene from Nadeshda by Arthur Goring Thomas (1850–1892), English composer and Academy alumnus.

Inauguration of the Sir Elton John / Ray Cooper Organ

The official opening celebrations in October 2013 of the new Sir Elton John / Ray Cooper Organ in the Academy’s Duke’s Hall.