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

Academy Students cast in Hamilton

03.04.2018

Two current Academy Musical Theatre students have been cast in the West End production of the hit musical Hamilton

London Sinfonietta Commission Junior Academy Student

29.03.2018

Junior Academy student Toby Anderson has been commissioned by the London Sinfonietta

Latest blog

GUT STRINGS!

17.04.2018

A team of us from Open Academy spent time at St Mary Magdalene CE Primary School, creating compositions based on the building blocks of baroque music

Letters Home

17.12.2017

As our first public production for 2017/18, the Royal Academy Musical Theatre Company performed Letters Home in December at the Shaw Theatre