Your generosity is vital to the Academy and to our students, and we are delighted to recognise your gifts through our giving circles. These include the Patrons Circle for gifts of £100 and above, and the Connaught Circle for gifts of £1,000 and above.

Become a Patron

The cost of training a young musician comes at a premium and we are building a bedrock of loyal supporters who enjoy sharing in our success, helping young artists and being part of the Academy family.

Your gift can be directed to any fund at the Academy. Whether you’re interested in students who need financial support, mental health and wellbeing, a facilities project, the Future of Music Fund, or something else entirely, your donation will help to unlock the potential of tomorrow’s leaders in music.

Every gift we receive helps us to achieve our mission. We invite you to join our ever-growing community of patrons to support us in this: to create the music that will move the world tomorrow.

Join the Patrons Circle with a gift of £100 or more

When you make a gift of between £100 and £999 per year we will welcome you into our Patrons Circle.

You will receive digital copies of our termly diaries and our annual report. You will also have access to Priority Booking days, so you can book tickets before the general public via our website, by telephone on 020 7873 7300.

Join the Connaught Circle with a Gift of £1,000 or more

The Connaught Circle recognises supporters who give between £1,000 and £9,999 annually.

Named after the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, HRH Prince Arthur, who served as President of the Academy from 1901 to 1942, this small group of valued Patrons enjoy Priority Booking for concerts, as well as:

  • an invitation to an exclusive yearly Connaught Circle Concert
  • a hard copy of our termly highlights brochure
  • a hard copy of our annual report
  • public recognition in annual report and programmes

Students today face the most challenging of circumstances, faced with high living costs, global uncertainty and a reduction in funding for the arts in a post-Covid world. At the Royal Academy of Music, our talented young musicians show strength, desire and determination to keep music alive in the face of adversity.

They can only do this with your support.

A gift of £1,000 could provide valuable bursary support to a student, equip a student with an instrument, enable 33 hours of counselling, or cover the direct project costs of an Open Academy outreach project.

Your gift could allow a student from a low-income background to nurture their talent, rather than working to fund their studies. Your gift could equip tomorrow’s musicians with the instruments, tools and performance spaces to inspire generations to come. Your gift could provide emotional support and counselling provision when it is needed.

Your gift can be the catalyst that brings talent from all over to world to the Academy, before it is sent back out to inspire a love of music to communities across the globe.

Many of our students are the first in their family to graduate from university; an achievement made possible with your support.

Or to explore further how you could support us, please contact Lucy Waring, Philanthropy Officer, at