Royal Academy of Music
Founded in 1822, the Royal Academy of Music is the UK’s longest-standing conservatoire and the second oldest in the world.
For 200 years, the Academy has been at the forefront of musical performance and education. Students are encouraged to find their own voice and develop individual excellence.
From undergraduate to doctoral level, renowned teachers help students turn aspiration into achievement. Artistic risk-taking and professional reality is embedded into all aspects of Academy life, meaning graduates leave ready for a life in music.
Continually embracing new ideas, the Academy adapts its vision to the musical world of the future.
The Academy offers over 20 musical disciplines and provides pre-professional, undergraduate and postgraduate musical training of the highest standards.
Students from around the world learn and perform alongside globally renowned artists, ensuring they benefit from a music-making environment of the highest quality. Academy musicians collaborate with distinguished partners in high profile projects, take to London’s most famous stages, and are equipped with the skills to become major recording artists.
The institution has always maintained a global outlook. In addition to welcoming students from over 50 countries, the Academy enables students to take part in educational exchanges with other top conservatoires around the world. The Sir Elton John Global Exchange programme promotes global mobility and international collaboration between deserving and talented young musicians.
Students at the Royal Academy of Music
Academy alumni permeate all areas of the music profession, and lead the way in concert halls, opera houses and theatres across the globe. The breadth and diversity of their careers, and the significant contribution alumni make to the music profession and beyond is beyond measure.
Alumni can join the Academy’s worldwide Alumni Network which provides an extensive social network across many platforms, hosts events across the UK and offers professional support for those who have left.
Our historic main building, backing onto London’s Regents Park, is where most of your studies will take place. See the spaces that have inspired generations of world-class musicians.
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