The Academy has a fine tradition of training talented singers for international careers.

Our Vocal Faculty professors have a depth and range of expertise in every area of the singing profession. Through comprehensive training in vocal technique and language tuition, we fully prepare our students for careers in both opera and concert repertoire.

The Academy offers Principal Study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are interested in training singers who demonstrate professional potential with vocal, musical and intellectual maturity.

See also

Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Fees and Financial Support
Open Days


Chris Loake, Senior Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7444 / Email voice@ram.ac.uk

Kate Paterson

Head of Vocal: Kate Paterson

Head of Vocal Studies

Professional singer for twenty years

Previous work with the Royal Opera House

Upcoming Events

Vocal Faculty and Royal Academy Opera Open Day

26 September 2019 10:00am, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

Those thinking of studying with the Vocal Faculty and Royal Academy Opera are invited to attend a typical teaching day.

English Song Prizes

08 October 2019 3:00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Comprising the Major van Someren-Godfery and Michael Head prizes, students give an English song recital.

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