As we enter our third century, our aim is to shape the future of music by discovering and supporting talent wherever it exists.

Music is an extraordinary force for good. It brings people together and transcends boundaries. But music has never been more at risk than it is today. There has been a significant decline in music teaching in schools over the past decade, and fewer and fewer young people are being given the opportunity to learn an instrument. We are determined to find a solution – and we invite you to help us.

Why is philanthropy so important?

Why support the Academy?

In the past, student fees and government funding were the backbone of the Academy’s financial security. Today, income from fees and investment is static, and government funding declines by about 10% per year.

As a result, we look to philanthropic funding – the only source of funding that increases year-on-year – to ensure that every student receives the high standard of care and teaching they deserve.

Please help us make a real difference to the lives of talented young musicians. Your support has never been more important.