Music must always move forward

There has to be a place for new musicians to connect, collaborate and create. We are that place. A risk-taking conservatoire where the traditions of the past meet the talent of the future.

Open Days

A room of students play in a band

Open Days are the perfect way to discover more about the Academy and whether it’s the right place for you.

Catch up on our departmental webinars from 2021 and find out practical information about the application process, finances and career development.

Open Days are the perfect way to discover more about the Academy and whether it’s the right place for you.

Catch up on our departmental webinars from 2021 and find out practical information about the application process, finances and career development.

Autumn Concerts


We welcome audiences back for in-person concerts throughout November and December.

A decorative light fixture

We welcome audiences back for in-person concerts throughout November and December.

Student Life

When you come to the Academy, you will form lifelong friendships with people from around the world.

A student carries a cello at the Academy entrance
A student carries a cello at the Academy entrance
Ceiling of the Angela Burgess Recital Hall

Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE welcomes all students to the Academy for the 2021/22 academic year

Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE welcomes all students to the Academy for the 2021/22 academic year

Prospectus 2022/23


A student practices the cello side-on

Discover all you need to know about our community and how you can become a part of it.

Discover all you need to know about our community and how you can become a part of it.

COVID-19 GUIDANCE


Latest information and news from the Academy.

Skylight in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall

Latest information and news from the Academy.

Follow Their Lead

Academy alumni shape musical culture in countless ways.

Your future starts here


Ready to take the next step on your musical journey? Find out more about our courses and how to apply.

Students Studying in the Corridor

Ready to take the next step on your musical journey? Find out more about our courses and how to apply.

Students in concert in the Duke's Hall

Why study at the Academy?

Simon Rattle, Felicity Lott, Elton John and Harrison Birtwistle all learnt their craft here. We're excited to discover who’s next.

Latest news