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.

Undergraduate Vocal Studies: Your Experience

Postgraduate Vocal Studies: Your Experience

See also: Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies



Chris Loake, Senior Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7384 / Email voice@ram.ac.uk

Kate Paterson

Head of Vocal: Kate Paterson

Head of Vocal Studies


Congratulations to Academy alumni at the 2018 RPS Music Awards


Academy alumni success at the RPS Music Awards


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Academy Voices: Transcending Borders I – Germany free

06.06.2018 水曜日 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

11.06.2018 月曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A recital of English, French and German songs

Academy Voices: Transcending Borders II – Austria free

13.06.2018 水曜日 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

14.06.2018 木曜日 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

17.06.2018 日曜日 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 2, BWV 145, BWV 114

Chamber Music of La Guitaromanie free

18.06.2018 月曜日 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Students perform chamber music of La Guitaromanie

Academy Voices: Transcending Borders III – Scandinavia free

20.06.2018 水曜日 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

27.06.2018 水曜日 19:30, Italian Cultural Institute

A recital that celebrates Hungary’s greatest composer

Ravel and Vaughan Williams free

28.06.2018 木曜日 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

04.07.2018 水曜日 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

06.07.2018 金曜日 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

13.07.2018 金曜日 17:00 - 15.07.2018 日曜日 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

07.10.2018 日曜日 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 13, BWV 55, BWV 233

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

04.11.2018 日曜日 12:00, Duke’s Hall

BWV 197, BWV 542, BWV 191

Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

02.12.2018 日曜日 12:00, Duke’s Hall

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


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