Composition

Composition at the Academy has an international reputation centred on intensive project-based and highly collaborative degree programmes.

Our cutting-edge courses are taught by distinguished and prominent composers, and they reflect the realities and challenges for today’s music creator. Academy composers have a wide range of opportunities for performance and recording, and are fully prepared to work in a variety of creative contexts.

The Academy offers Principal Study in Composition for undergraduates and postgraduates:

  • Undergraduate (BMus) Composition and Contemporary Music
  • Postgraduate (MA, MMus, Diplomas, PhD) Composition and Contemporary Music

Composition Open Day: Please contact us to discuss making an individual appointment.

2018/19 Composition Prospectus
 

 

See also

Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
Critic to composer: read about Paul Morley’s year at the Academy in The Observer

Contact

Emily Mould, Department Administrator and Project Manager
Telephone 020 7873 7379 / Email composition@ram.ac.uk

Professor Philip Cashian

Head of Composition: Professor Philip Cashian

Head of Composition since 2007

Major commissions from leading orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Britten Sinfonia

Has written, performed and recorded works for chamber ensembles, opera and dance Read Philip's blog

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Upcoming Events

Composition Open Day

27 September 2018 10:00am, Duke's Hall

For further information please email composition@ram.ac.uk

Composers' Platform

01 November 2018 7:00pm, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

A wide-ranging programme of brand new works by student composers.

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