Welcome

A message from Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE, Principal:

I warmly invite you to experience this wonderful place, whether as prospective student, visitor or supporter.

The Royal Academy of Music is an institution of world renown, training nearly 700 students from over 50 countries in over 20 musical disciplines. We hope our website provides a glimpse of our collective mission, character, and values — as well as imparting the special atmosphere that springs from our cosmopolitan and confident outlook.

Have a look at what we do, the quality of the concerts, the teachers, the visiting artists and the types of events we put on. Listen to some of our recordings from our highly-acclaimed CD catalogue.

As Britain’s oldest conservatoire, we are inspired by the past but committed to shaping contemporary musical life with discernment and open-mindedness. If you want to experience the special liveliness and friendliness of the Academy, why not:

  • drop in for a concert, masterclass, research forum activity or any event (over 95% are free)
  • attend an Open Day, talk to us about your interest in studying here and see whether we can help you to fulfil your potential and career ambitions
  • audition and join our close-knit community of students
  • see how you can support our work and become part of the family
  • visit our free Museum full of remarkable instruments and famous collections

We welcome visitors from all walks of life to the Academy. I hope you’ll join us here.

Latest news

Royal Academy of Music at the 2019 BBC Proms

17.04.2019

The BBC Proms has today announced its 2019 programme, featuring two Academy-focused concerts.

Academy Student awarded Davis Projects for Peace grant

15.04.2019

Academy student Malgorzata Katarzyna Zwierzchowska awarded $10,000 grant by the Davis Projects for Peace programme to support her project ‘Music with no borders’.

Latest blog

‘Bellows’ Bergamasca Baroque’

29.03.2019

‘It’s Katie! Hello Katie!’ As I approached the Academy on my bike this morning, I coincided with the year threes from Rhyl Primary School, chattering excitedly as they came for their concert. It gave me real delight to see them again and know that we had formed a meaningful relationship through sharing time and creative experiences together.

Hermione Jones - alumna profile

26.03.2019

Hermione Jones (Cello, 2012) is the Programme Manager for Music for Life at Wigmore Hall. She has worked extensively as a chamber musician, workshop leader and for music outreach projects since leaving the Academy.