The future of music has never needed you more

I was struggling to make ends meet. London is a very expensive place to live, especially for someone who cannot rely on their parents for financial support. Knowing there are people at the Academy who are looking out for people like me makes me feel supported and seen.

- Naomi (Vocal Studies)

Imagine an Academy with 25% fewer students, 25% fewer classes, 25% fewer performances. Philanthropic gifts to the Academy provide nearly a quarter of all income, and this figure grows as fees and investment remain static and government funding is limited.

Without the help of our generous donor community, the Academy would lose many of the programmes and opportunities that make it the first choice for some of the world’s best young musicians. In the 2019/20 fiscal year, during the first national lockdown, philanthropic gifts were nothing less than a source of inspiration and hope.

Philanthropic funding is our only source of income that increases year-on-year, and so your gift has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of talented young musicians. The future of music has never needed you more.