Support our work

We rely on the generosity of individuals, Trusts and Foundations and companies to support specific areas of our work, such as:


The Royal Academy of Music is renowned for delivering the highest international level of professional training for our talented young students. Our annual programme masterclasses is an integral part of this.

Masterclasses enable our students to learn from – and to be inspired by – visiting musicians of the highest artistic stature. They are intense, often transformational, learning experiences, allowing the participants and the audience to gain new perspectives and fresh ideas for approaching musical interpretations and technique.

Please get in touch if you interested in supporting masterclasses at the Academy.

Open Academy, the Academy’s learning and participation programme

Through Open Academy projects, our students are trained to communicate their art to children and young people as well as adult participants from socially diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds who would not ordinarily encounter classical music or jazz.

This enables over 3200 participants each year to experience music making at the highest level, and to be inspired by our students’ talent and dedication.

All Academy students are given the opportunity to participate in Open Academy projects and access its specialist training in creative leadership. We believe this is a vital part of our students’ education.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in supporting this vital area of our work: please contact us.

Read more about Open Academy

There are other areas of our work for which we are seeking support such as our museum and collections or our unrivalled performance programmes. We would be very pleased to talk to you to discuss your particular interests and how you might help.

‘I found Maxim Vengerov to be an incredible teacher. He was able to improve my playing so much in just 45 minutes.’

Violinist Marta Kowalczyck, after a masterclass with Maxim Vergenov.

‘Getting involved with all age groups and all walks of life – that’s what keeps music alive.’

Jazz saxophonist and Academy graduate Pete Truin talking about Open Academy.