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Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. As Britain’s oldest conservatoire, its impact on musical life, both in the UK and abroad, is inestimable. It recruits the most talented musicians from around the world and its student community represents more than 50 nationalities.

The Academy joined the University of London in 1999.

The Academy offers over 20 musical disciplines and provides pre-professional, undergraduate and postgraduate musical training of the highest standards. Academy students benefit from an extensive calendar of concerts, operas, musical theatre shows and other events, rehearsing regularly with leading practitioners to hone their craft.

The Academy has always been committed to sharing its musical activities with the widest possible audiences. Academy students perform at leading venues and festivals and collaborate with distinguished partners in high-profile projects. Its CD label has an expanding catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.


Number of students

  • 868 : No of students
  • 414 : Undergraduate students
  • 454 : Postgraduate students
  • 408 : International students

The Academy is committed to lifelong learning

Opportunities range from Junior Academy training for musicians up to the age of 18, through many Open Academy community music projects, to performances and educational events for all ages.

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.