Vocal News

Bicentenary Scholarships for 2019-20 announced


Today the Royal Academy of Music announces six new recipients of the Bicentenary Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Vocal and Opera Successes at the Academy


The Academy is hugely proud to bring news of several successes from the Vocal and Opera departments.

2019 Academy Honours Announced


We are delighted to announce the 2019 honours list, awarded by the Royal Academy of Music.

Alex Ross


It is with great sadness that the Academy announces the death of Alex Ross, double bass student, on 22 December 2018.

Royal Academy Opera student to join La Scala’s Young Artists Programme


Royal Academy Opera student Paul Grant has been invited to join Teatro alla Scala’s Academy of Lyric Opera.

Kenneth Bowen 1932-2018


Kenneth Bowen, Welsh tenor and Professor of Singing at the Academy, has died in Cheltenham at the age of 86.

Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton awarded Honorary Membership


On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July 2018, we held our graduation ceremonies in St Marylebone Parish Church and the Academy’...

Congratulations to Academy alumni at the 2018 RPS Music Awards


Academy alumni success at the RPS Music Awards.

Academy at the Proms


This year’s BBC Proms look as exciting as ever, with around 30 alumni, 13 staff and three current students featuring throughout the season.

Academy Honours Announced


We are pleased to announce the latest Honours awarded by the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London

Spring 2018 Booking Now Open


We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music

Academy Student Achievements


Academy students win prestigious awards worldwide

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust


The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

New audition centre opens in Australia


Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Academy artists at the 2017 Proms


Academy artists at the 2017 BBC Proms

Kate Paterson appointed Head of Vocal Faculty


Kate Paterson, one of the UK’s leading vocal pedagogues and professor of singing at the Guildhall School of Music & Dr...

Sir Ralph Kohn, 1927–2016


Academy alumni, students and staff pay tribute to a remarkable man

BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year


Junior Academy students take both male and female honours

Richard Lewis/ Jean Shanks Award


Bass-baritone Richard Walshe is presented with prestigious first prize

Vocal and Opera appointments


Christopher Cowell, Richard Berkeley-Steele and Lawrence Zazzo join our roster of illustrious professors

2015 graduates demonstrate success


Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study

Autumn 2016 events


Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

The Royal Academy of Music strengthens links with more top performers


Sir Mark Elder, Pascal Rogé and Brindley Sherratt

Royal Academy of Music strengthens still further its exceptional Strings and Vocal staff


Appointments are announced of Hannah Roberts, Ben Hughes, Mark Wilde and John Ramster

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music


HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Vocal appointments


Welcome to Philip Sunderland, Susan McCulloch and Giles Underwood

Opera alumna in Breakthrough Award


Royal Academy Opera alumna Jennifer France is the Opera Category nominee for the The Times Sky Arts South Bank Breakthrough Award

Academy at the 2016 Proms


Dominant presence of Academy people again

Nominations for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards


Congratulations to all who have been nominated for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Summer 2016 at the Academy


Announcing our Summer events schedule

2016 Honours are announced


Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Success at the Royal Over-Seas League Singers Final


Academy students Henry Neill and Emma Stannard are both winners

Academy Alumna Anna Harvey wins the fifth London Bach Society Bach Singers Prize


We are delighted that Academy alumna Anna Harvey won the fifth London Bach Society Bach Singers Prize on Friday 13th November. ...

Gareth Hancock appointed Director of Royal Academy Opera


Experienced conductor, pianist and educator will be Director of Royal Academy Opera from July 2016

The Evening Standard’s The 1000


Congratulations to Academy alumni and professors selected as some of the 1000 most influential people in London

Rising Star Nominees Announced


The nominees for London Music Rising Star Award have been announced today.

Academy singers and pianists shortlisted for 2015 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition


Four Academy singers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wigmore/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

BBC Proms 2015 season


Many of our distinguished alumni and professors set to perform during the BBC Proms 2015 season.

RPS Awards shortlist is announced


Congratulations to the many people with Academy connections who are celebrating being shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2015.

2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards semi-finalists


Continuing an exceptional run of success by Academy singers in this prestigious competition...

Céline Forrest in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World final


Royal Academy Opera soprano amongst 20 competitors from 15 countries

Emily Garland wins Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award


Soprano wins major prize, supported by Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust

Alumnus selected to join Jette Parker Young Artist Programme


Bass David Shipley is one of five new singers to have been selected to join the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in September 2015.

Pavarotti Prize 2014


Congratulations to soprano Céline Forrest, winner of our Pavarotti Prize for 2014.

Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust Scholarship


Latest news from the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust: The Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust has launched an annual scholarship ...

Academy soprano successes


Soprano Céline Forrest (pictured here), a student with Royal Academy Opera, has been awarded entry to the final of BBC Ca...

Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2014


Academy singers prize-winners in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Academy accompanists win in 2014, 2012, 2011 and six times in 2001&ndas...

Susan Bullock appointed CBE


Congratulations to Susan Bullock, Marjorie Thomas Visiting Professor of Singing at the Academy, who has been awarded with a CBE ...