There is nothing like experiencing our vibrant building, talking to our staff and students and above all, hearing our music, to help you decide if this is the right place for you.

We do not hold Open Days in the traditional sense, because we are always open.

Throughout the year, we have hundreds of concerts, masterclasses and recitals, which are open to the public. Over 75% of these events are free to attend.

During the autumn term, we have curated a list of Discovery Events, where you will gain an insight into the area of study which particularly interests you. These events provide enhanced opportunities for prospective students to attend performances and masterclasses or consultation lessons. You will also meet staff and students, who will be able to tell you more about studying here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home on Marylebone Road soon.

Whats happening

All events are free to attend.

Please find more about your chosen area of study from the list below. You can register to attend according to the instructions for each department.

Please refer to the term dates here if you are attending by appointment.

Prospective students can register for a maximum of two places each.

Friday 27 September 2024, 10am-4.45pm

The Brass Department is organising a day of activities for prospective students. You will have chance to meet Mark David, the Head of Brass, observe rehearsals and classes and attend a lunchtime Wind and Brass Ensemble concert.

Sign up here.

Prospective students are invited to observe a class in action.

Contact us to arrange your visit.

Friday 11 October 2024, 6.30pm

Come to a performance of new music, including pieces by Academy alum and Composer in Residence Augusta Read Thomas and Head of Composition Philip Cashian. Sign up here.

If you cannot attend this date, the Composition Department offers the chance for prospective students to attend a consultation lesson and have a tour of the building. If your visit takes place on a Friday, you will also have the opportunity to attend a composition seminar. Contact us here to arrange your visit.

Prospective students are invited to observe a class in action, as well as meet current students and Sian Edwards, Head of Conducting.

Contact us to arrange your visit.

Thursday 26 September 2024, 2pm-7pm

Watch celebrated guitarist and Academy alum Miloš Karadaglić work with Academy guitar students. There will be an opportunity to meet Michael Lewin, Head of Guitar, and current students.

Read full details and sign up here.

Thursday 31 October 2024, 1pm-4.30pm

Watch a lunchtime concert by harp students with Academy singers, followed by a Q&A, and open performance class with Catrin Finch, Head of Harp. Sign up here.

Tuesday 22 October 2024

Enjoy a lunchtime concert by the Academy's Historical Performance students and meet with Margaret Faultless, Becket Chair of Historical Performance.

Sign up here.

Monday 23 September 2024, 11am-5pm

Nick Smart, Head of Jazz, welcomes prospective students for a day of activities, Q&As, open classes and rehearsals. The day starts with an introduction to the department from Nick, followed by an opportunity to observe a repertoire class, take a tour of the building and meet current students. Finally, attendees will be able to see an open Jazz Orchestra rehearsal ahead of our forthcoming concert with Dave Holland.

Sign up here.

Thursday 17 October 2024, 6pm
Friday 18 October 2024, 3pm

Attend a Royal Academy Opera (RAO) 'Scenes' performance, followed by a chance to speak with Christopher White, Head of Opera, along with other staff and students.

Sign up here.

Prospective students are invited to a consultation lesson with David Titterington, Head of Organ.

Contact us to arrange your visit.

Tuesday 24 September 2024, 10am-12.30pm

Join Joanna MacGregor, Dame Myra Hess Chair of Piano, for a public masterclass followed by an opportunity to meet her and current students of the department.

Sign up here.

Thursday 14 November, 6.30pm

You are invited to join us for an Academy Voices Concert. James Baillieu, Senior Professor of Ensemble Piano, will be available with current students to answer questions about this area of study.

Sign up here.

Friday 8 November 2024, 2pm

Join us at the Academy's Doctoral Symposium. This programme provides a collaborative environment for musicians to share and critique working practices, and a framework for developing long-term projects that will drive distinctive careers.

Sign up here.

Prospective students are invited to a consultation lesson with Neil Percy, Head of Timpani and Percussion.

Contact us to arrange your visit.

Wednesday 25 September 2024, 10am

Potential students of the Vocal Faculty or Royal Academy Opera are invited to attend a typical teaching day, with classes open to observers. Your visit begins with an introductory session with Kate Paterson, Head of Vocal Studies.

Sign up here.

Friday 27 September 2024, 10am-4.45pm

Find out more about studying with the Woodwind department, with this day of activities. You will have chance to meet Fraser Gordon, Head of Woodwind, observe classes and attend a lunchtime Wind and Brass Ensemble concert.

Sign up here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Have a question about our discovery events? Find your answer here.

If your question isn't answered, you can also email us at admissions@ram.ac.uk

Have a question about our discovery events? Find your answer here.

If your question isn't answered, you can also email us at admissions@ram.ac.uk

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