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
Regent Scholarship Scheme


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

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Vocal Masterclass with Susan Bullock

19 September 2018 2:00pm, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

With Susan Bullock CBE, international dramatic soprano and Marjorie Thomas Visiting Professor of Singing at the Academy.

Vocal Faculty and Royal Academy Opera Open Day

27 September 2018 10:00am,

Potential students of the Vocal Faculty and Royal Academy Opera are invited to attend a typical teaching Thursday, with classes ...

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