The Royal Academy of Music moves music forward by inspiring successive generations of musicians to connect, collaborate and create

We are the meeting point between the traditions of the past and the talent of the future, seeking out and supporting the musicians today whose music will move the world tomorrow.

From pre-school to post-doc, our students come here from more than 60 countries. We challenge them to find their own voice, take risks and push boundaries. Simon Rattle, Felicity Lott, Elton John and Harrison Birtwistle all learnt their craft here. We are excited to discover who’s next.

Every student benefits from a stimulating curriculum and an ambitious range of concerts and events. Legendary artists come here not just to perform, but to become mentors, friends and musical partners.

A world of music comes to us – and we send music back out into the world. As we enter our third century, our aim is to shape the future of music by discovering and supporting talent wherever it exists.

Music never stands still – and nor will we.

University of London

In 1999 the Academy became the only music conservatoire to be admitted as a full member of the University of London (UoL), one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK. Across its 17 member institutions, UoL has more than 120,000 students in London.

To read more on University of London member institutions visit UoL member institutions.

Download our annual report

Download our annual report

Read about the wonderful achievements of our students, staff and alumni during the last academic year.

Our History

Our History

We're looking to the future, but we're also proud of our past. Find out more about the Academy's 200-year history.

We're looking to the future, but we're also proud of our past. Find out more about the Academy's 200-year history.

Our Location


Our Location

Planning a visit? Here's what you need to know.

Planning a visit? Here's what you need to know.

Policies and Procedures

All of our policies and procedures in one handy location.