Hiring student performers

You can hire Academy musicians for weddings, parties, events, and all other sorts of functions.

As the UK’s senior conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music produces some of the world’s finest musicians.

You can book these musicians for your event – a concert, a wedding, a corporate function, or for any other occasion.

Whether you require 
  – classical or jazz ensemble background music for your event
  – recital soloist or ensemble
  – a singer for oratorio
  – or a bespoke musical theatre performance
we will endeavour to help you with your request.

Our external bookings service offers you an affordable way of hiring highly talented, young musicians for your party, event or concert. In addition, you are supporting Academy students in the early stages of their performing career by offering them vital experience in a range of different performance environments.

The musical content and performance standards of external bookings are fully supervised by the professorial staff. Students are individually selected for each booking, and we expect both first-class performances and high levels of professionalism from our students.

Find out more about what we can offer (PDF)

For further information and to hire Academy performers for your event, please contact our External Bookings Manager:
Telephone 020 7873 7304
Email externalbookings@ram.ac.uk

Alternatively you can download our enquiry form and email it to externalbookings@ram.ac.uk:
Form in Word format / Form in PDF format

We also supply students to perform in a wide variety of concert series throughout Greater London: see External Events. Recent partner venues have included Colston Hall in Bristol, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s PiccadillyNorfolk and Norwich Festival, the Foundling Museum, London Business School and St John’s Hospice.

External researchers who wish to invite students to participate (in a private capacity) in their projects are free to issue such invitations through the Academy’s Students’ Union. The Academy will not act as a broker between external researchers and students.

For venue hire, please contact Rob Wilding in the Academy’s General Office.