The Royal Academy of Music's future


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As we enter our third century, our aim is to shape the future of music by discovering and supporting talent wherever it exists.

With your gift, you can help unleash the potential of young musicians today who will change the world of music tomorrow.

As we enter our third century, our aim is to shape the future of music by discovering and supporting talent wherever it exists.

With your gift, you can help unleash the potential of young musicians today who will change the world of music tomorrow.

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.

Autumn season concerts

We continue 2022 with in-person concerts, including works from our 200 PIECES Bicentenary celebrations. Browse our diary for full listings.

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We continue 2022 with in-person concerts, including works from our 200 PIECES Bicentenary celebrations. Browse our diary for full listings.

Prospectus 2023/24


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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.

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
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Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE welcomes students to the Academy for the 2022/23 academic year

Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE welcomes students to the Academy for the 2022/23 academic year

The 'Short Stories' Podcast


A podcast series uncovering and celebrating some of the people, past and present, whose stories resonate through our building and define the institution.

A podcast series uncovering and celebrating some of the people, past and present, whose stories resonate through our building and define the institution.

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.

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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.

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