Conducting

The Academy’s postgraduate conducting course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost programmes for training conductors.

Our students have many opportunities to work with talented players and singers in a variety of settings, from two-piano workshops and intimate chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestra. Academy conductors work in a friendly, collaborative and focused environment which prepares them for professional conducting careers.

The Academy offers a two-year course of Principal Study Conducting at postgraduate level.

Conducting is offered at undergraduate level in introductory classes to all students and as intermediate and advanced electives for students who wish to pursue it to a high level.

Conducting Open Day: 22 October 2017

 

See also

Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme

Contact

Sam Batchelor, Conducting Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email conducting@ram.ac.uk

Sian Edwards

Head of Conducting: Sian Edwards

Conducted most of the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies

Conductor of major operatic world premieres

Recordings with London Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera

Music Director of English National Opera 1993–95

Regular concerts with Ensemble Modern

Latest News

Sorrell Women Conductors Programme now open for applications

30.05.2018

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to launch the Sorrell Women Conductors Programme, helping women conductors bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate study

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Upcoming Events

Royal Academy of Music and Tokyo University of the Arts

Thursday, 21.06.2018 19:30, Duke’s Hall

A joint orchestra from both establishments will be performing in London, Oxford and Tokyo under esteemed conductor Trevor Pinnock, Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy Chamber Orchestra.

Royal Academy of Music and Tokyo University of the Arts

Friday, 22.06.2018 19:30, Sheldonian Theatre

A joint orchestra from both establishments will be performing in London, Oxford and Tokyo under esteemed conductor Trevor Pinnock, Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy Chamber Orchestra.

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  ‘I am working to make a wide and varied range of options open to conducting students’

Sian Edwards