Open Academy, our community and participation department, works with around 6,000 people beyond our enrolled students and staff each year.

We work closely with our artistic and community partners on projects that include workshops with children and young people in mainstream schools and SEND (special educational needs and disability) settings, disabled people, those receiving treatment in hospitals, residents and staff of care homes, and people attending day centres.

Through Open Academy you will not only develop your musicianship, skills and confidence, but also make connections with people from all walks of life and reflect upon the contribution you can make to society through your artistry.

Find out more on the dedicated page on our website, and catch-up on our Zoom webinar below.

Open Academy is the Royal Academy of Music’s Community and Participation department. Every year, we make music with around 6000 people beyond our enrolled students and staff, in a wide variety of settings. These settings include schools, hospitals, care settings, special schools and day centres. Academy students can get involved with this work, and gain skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare them for engagement in this field of work in the future as part of their musical careers. Our projects enable everyone involved to make connections with people from different walks of life, and to reflect upon the contribution musicians can make to society through their artistry, and some to explore some of the ways which that artistry can find its meaning and purpose in the world.

Open Academy Webinar

Open Academy Webinar