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In 1986, the Royal Academy of Music became the first British conservatoire to introduce teaching for the classical accordion.
The department has been a pioneering force ever since, developing new repertoire and producing some of the world’s most successful accordion players. The Head of Accordion, Owen Murray, is himself a celebrated performer, dedicated teacher, recording artist and international soloist with experience in all aspects of accordion performance.
Students and professors work together in a lively and creative environment. As part of your course you will perform solo repertoire, hone technical skills, form chamber music ensembles and connect to the wider musical world.
The accordion is thoroughly integrated into the life and work of the Academy. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy countless collaborations with Academy composers and performers of other instruments.