The Royal Academy of Music was the first British conservatoire to introduce teaching for the classical accordion. Since its start, the Accordion Faculty has been a pioneering force in the development of new repertoire and has quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the most successful accordion players in the world. 

The Academy offers Principal Study to both undergraduate and postgraduate accordion players.


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Karen Ingram, Department Administrator
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Owen Murray

Head of Accordion: Owen Murray

Has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras

World premieres of major works by illustrious composers

Dedicated teacher and untiring champion of the accordion

Founder of the Academy’s pioneering classical accordion department

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Accordion Chamber Music

08 November 2018 1:05pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A concert of chamber music with classical accordion

Accordion Open Day

08 November 2018 2:30pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Head of Accordion Owen Murray gives a talk on the Accordion Department, career possibilities and repertoire development to prosp...

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