The Royal Academy of Music has been training students for nearly 200 years. During that time, we have produced hundreds and thousands of musicians who have succeeded at the highest levels.

Whether you aspire to becoming the next Simon Rattle, Elton John or Miloš, this special place is committed to helping students realise their talent and follow in the footsteps of their musical forbears and heroes.

Generous scholarships and bursaries are available for all instruments and programmes. 

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  • Unrivalled Opportunities

    Performance is the essential driving force behind everything we do at the Academy. Read more
  • Orchestras

    Intensive, realistic training for the demands of professional life. Read more
  • Ensembles

    A fundamental component of study. Read more
  • Collaborations

    Offering exceptional experiences from the very core of the music business. Read more
  • Recordings

    Our expanding catalogue on Linn Records has been acclaimed by reviewers. Listen now

Study at the Academy

  • Preparing for the profession

    Your own professional career begins here. Read more
  • Our Programmes

    We offer highly targeted degree programmes from undergraduate to doctoral-level. Read more
  • Our Professors

    Our illustrious Heads of Department and professorial staff, and distinguished Visiting Professors. Read more
  • Junior Academy

    Our Saturday programme for talented school-age musicians. Read more

Life at the Academy

  • Performance Events

    Our exceptionally busy schedule of performances, masterclasses and other events. What’s on next
  • Research

    Focused on the interrogation of musical creativity, particularly the interaction of performers, composers, instrument makers and scholars. Read more

Studying in London

Study in the heart of London

Britain’s exciting and inspiring capital, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Read more

Alumni success

Training top professionals for nearly 200 years

Many of the world’s most famous musicians – singers, players, conductors and composers – have studied at the Academy. Read more