The Academy has close connections with the USA, and many eminent American musicians have learned their craft here. They include celebrated conductor David Robertson and acclaimed composer Augusta Read Thomas, who is also one of ASRAM’s Directors.

If you are a US taxpayer, please consider supporting the American Society for the Royal Academy of Music. You will help realise the dreams of some of the world’s most talented young musicians and play your part in shaping the future of music. Our donation form can be found below.

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The American Society for the Royal Academy of Music (ASRAM) is a 501(c)(3) organisation, so all donations made by US taxpayers are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the IRS. The ASRAM Board periodically reviews grant proposals from the Royal Academy of Music and distributes funds to support it.

If you would like to make a gift, please contact Kurstin Finch Gnehm, Deputy Director of Philanthropy, on 020 7873 7425 or

Jeffrey K Brinck, Deputy Treasurer
15 West 81st Street
New York
NY 10024

You can choose to send all or part of your tax refund payment to the Royal Academy of Music.

The charity code Inland Revenue number is RA564CG.

Please remember the Royal Academy of Music when you are filling in your tax return.

The Royal Academy of Music is a Registered Charity, no 310007.

ASRAM Board of Directors

We are fortunate to have a committed group of alumni and supporters who support the work of the Academy and look after our US donors. They include:

ASRAM Directors:

Tanya Bannister
Steven Fox
Charles Graham
Augusta Read Thomas
Jeffrey Wehner (Treasurer)

ASRAM Officers:

Lucie Kennedy, Director of Philanthropy (Chief Executive)
Jeffrey Brinck (Deputy Treasurer)
Kurstin Finch Gnehm (Secretary)

Scholarships for American students at the Royal Academy of Music

We often hear about talented young Americans who dream of studying at the Academy but are deterred by tuition fees and the cost of living in London. Our aim is to radically increase the number of scholarships we can award, and private philanthropy offers a lifeline to many young hopefuls from the USA.

The Academy regularly collaborates with The Juilliard School in groundbreaking projects, including two BBC Proms, a major CD release and the joint commission of an opera by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.