Professional Development for Alumni

Your connection with Professional Development (PD) at the Academy started on the first day of your studentship, with help from your teachers and peers. Your relationship with Professional Development is an ongoing lifelong process of learning, experience and development. We understand that for many of you, coming into the building is not viable, so we’re hoping to develop more for you online.

For us, access to up-to-date job listings and excellent networking opportunities via the website, Facebook and LinkedIn is a basic essential – giving you the chance of promoting your projects via familiar digital channels and helping you to increase your audiences and link up with fellow alumni.

Professional Development events run centrally, and are open to recent graduates. If you would like to attend or indeed participate in one of these termly events, please contact Gwendolyn Tietze, Head of Professional Development.

Alumni Network Career Consultations

All Alumni are entitled to a free career consultation with the Professional Development Department within their first year after graduation. Alumni based outside the UK can arrange for this to take place via Skype, telephone or email.

Further consultations can be arranged by appointment at a mutually convenient time, subject to availability, and coaching will be charged at £50 per session.

Volunteering opportunities at the Royal Academy of Music
The Royal Academy of Music Museum runs an active volunteering programme and it is very appreciative of those who offer us their time and expertise. Visit the Museum & Collections to find out more.

Alumni Network Jobs & Opportunities

For listings of current jobs and opportunities that are brought to our attention, join our LinkedIn group. There are also listings on the following websites:

Arts Council England
Arts Culture Media Jobs
Arts Job Finder
Association of British Orchestras
Das Orchester
Gerontius (choral jobs)
Guardian Jobs
Jobs in German Theatres
Musical Chairs
The Stage
UK Music Jobs

Post-study work visa information                


Trust fund & scholarship information may be found within the following directories:

Help Musicians UK
British Council
British International Yearbook 
Charities Aid Foundation
Directory for Social Change




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Academy at Southwark Cathedral

20.11.2018 3:15pm,

A performance of Beethoven and Shostakovich by Academy students

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