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.

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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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Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

Sunday, 22.04.2018 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 126, BWV 176, BWV 192

Vocal Masterclass with Lucy Crowe SOLD OUT - RETURNS ONLY

Monday, 23.04.2018 14:00 - 17:00, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

Lucy Crowe FRAM, one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation, gives a masterclass

Vocal Recital free

Tuesday, 24.04.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Vocal students give a recital

Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award Winners’ Recital free

Sunday, 29.04.2018 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The joint winners of the 2017 award are countertenor Patrick Terry and baritone Nicholas Mogg perform their Winners’ Recital

Delius Prize: Final free

Friday, 11.05.2018 18:00, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

Finalists perform a twenty-minute recital of their own choice of works by Delius and his contemporaries.

Advanced Diploma Recital: Yi-Shing Cheng free

Tuesday, 15.05.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A diverse musical journey of works with piano, from Strauss, Debussy and Mendelssohn

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

Sunday, 20.05.2018 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 27, BWV 14, BWV 47

Academy Voices: Transcending Borders I – Germany free

Wednesday, 06.06.2018 19:30, Italian Cultural Institute

This concert features the song cycle as a distinct musical form, from Beethoven and Schumann

Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and Marjorie Thomas Award free

Monday, 11.06.2018 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A recital of English, French and German songs

Academy Voices: Transcending Borders II – Austria free

Wednesday, 13.06.2018 19:30, Italian Cultural Institute

A concert that celebrates the greatest Austrian Lieder composers, including Schubert, Mahler and Wolf

Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award Winners’ Recital

Thursday, 14.06.2018 19:30, Wigmore Hall

Thanks to the support of the Academy’s Patrons, this award provides a showcase opportunity for Academy students

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

Sunday, 17.06.2018 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 2, BWV 145, BWV 114

Chamber Music of La Guitaromanie free

Monday, 18.06.2018 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Students perform chamber music of La Guitaromanie

Academy Voices: Transcending Borders III – Scandinavia free

Wednesday, 20.06.2018 19:30, Italian Cultural Institute

With soundscapes that reflect their unique homelands, Academy Voices presents a programme of works by Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish composers

Academy Voices: Transcending Borders IV – Hungary free

Wednesday, 27.06.2018 19:30, Italian Cultural Institute

A recital that celebrates Hungary’s greatest composer

Ravel and Vaughan Williams free

Thursday, 28.06.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free, no tickets required Tamsin Raitt soprano Hannah Bennett mezzo-soprano Hiroshi Amako tenor Paul Grant baritone Shior...

Academy Voices: Transcending Borders V – Great Britain free

Wednesday, 04.07.2018 19:30, Italian Cultural Institute

Academy Voices return to Great Britain with four centuries of English song, from Dowland to James MacMillan

New Elizabethan Award free

Friday, 06.07.2018 10:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Academy is delighted to collaborate with the Worshipful Company of Musicians in hosting the final Selection Round of the inaugural New Elizabethan Award

Weekend Vocal Workout

Friday, 13.07.2018 17:00 - Sunday, 15.07.2018 20:00, Various venues around the Academy

Our intensive Weekend Vocal Workout gives aspiring singers the opportunity to explore their potential.

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

Sunday, 07.10.2018 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 13, BWV 55, BWV 233

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

Sunday, 04.11.2018 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 197, BWV 542, BWV 191

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

Sunday, 02.12.2018 12:00, Duke’s Hall

The final concert of the season focuses on celebratory works for Christmas and Michaelmas

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