The Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music

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The Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music is Britain’s senior conservatoire, and since 1822 has been highly successful in its mission to prepare students for successful careers in music according to the constantly evolving demands of the profession.

Academy musicians study for University of London degrees in varied programmes including instrumental performance, composition, jazz, musical theatre and a highly-esteemed postgraduate opera programme. In addition, all undergraduate students actively participate in Open Academy, an innovative education and outreach programme which works with schools and communities all around the UK.

The Academy’s student community is truly international, with over 50 countries represented.

Distinguished musicians who have studied at the Academy include Sir Harrison Birtwistle, John Dankworth, Lesley Garrett, Evelyn Glennie, Sir Elton John, Dame Felicity Lott, Joanna MacGregor, Michael Nyman, Sir Simon Rattle and Jean Rigby – many of whom have returned to the Academy in recent years to work with current students. More recent graduates include Edward Gardner, Katherine Jenkins and Myleene Klass.

The Academy is based alongside Regent’s Park in central London. Its compact site includes several major performance venues as well as a ‘living’ museum and research centre.

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