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About the Academy
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.
As we enter our third century, our aim is to shape the future of music by discovering and supporting talent wherever it exists.
Facts and figures
- The Academy was founded in 1822. We are Britain’s oldest conservatoire and the second oldest conservatoire in the world
- We welcome students from approximately 50 countries to study with us
- Our alumni includes Sir Elton John, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Jacob Collier, Dame Felicity Lott and Edward Gardner, to name a few. Read more about our alumni.