Royal Academy of Music

About Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822.

It is Britain's senior conservatoire and, in the past three years alone, it has been rated the best conservatoire for research by the Times Higher, the top conservatoire and the second-highest rated institution in the country for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, and top conservatoire in The Times University Guide.

The music profession is permeated at all levels with Academy alumni, including classical giants such as Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Harrison Birtwistle, pop icons Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox, a host of opera stars, principals in some of the world's leading orchestras, innovative soloists including Dame Evelyn Glennie and Joanna MacGregor, best-selling recording artists and media celebrities Gareth Malone and Myleene Klass.

An institution that trained Sir Henry Wood, Dame Myra Hess, and John Dankworth is bound to be proud of its history, but the Academy is firmly focused on refreshing creative traditions for tomorrow's musical leaders in the classical, jazz, media and musical theatre worlds.

Every year some of the most talented young musicians from over fifty countries come to study at the Academy, attracted by renowned teachers and by a rich artistic culture that broadens their musical horizons and develops their professional creativity.

In addition to a busy schedule of lessons, classes and master-classes, students benefit from the Academy's ambitious and unrivalled calendar of concerts, operas, musical theatre shows and other events, in which they work with leading practitioners such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Semyon Bychkov and Barbara Bonney.

Today, Academy students perform at many leading venues and festivals. They collaborate with distinguished partners in high-profile projects that attract national attention and critical plaudits..


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    Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5HT

    Telephone: 020 7873 7373

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