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- Founded in 1822, the first conservatoire in Britain.
- Former students include Harrison Birtwistle, Lesley Garrett, Evelyn Glennie, Elton John, Felicity Lott, Joanna MacGregor, Michael Nyman and Simon Rattle.
- More recent graduates include Edward Gardner, Katherine Jenkins, Myleene Klass and Gareth Malone.
Location and transport
- Compact site on Marylebone Road in central London, alongside Regent's Park.
- A short walk from Baker Street or Regent's Park tube stations. Several bus routes pass the door.
- Convenient access for major performance venues and other cultural centres.
- Practical standards and potential to succeed are assessed at audition; exam results are of secondary importance.
- Entry by audition and interview.
- Many more applicants than places.
- Applications to place ratio, 8:1.
- Of around 700 students, around 50% come from the UK, the remainder from the EU and other international destinations.
- There is approximately a 50% undergraduate / postgraduate split.
- Exchanges with similar international institutions are encouraged.
- Part-time options are not available.
- Professors are recognized experts; almost all combine professional careers iin music with teaching commitments.
- Academy teaching scores consistently highly in student satisfaction surveys.
- Over 90% of recent graduates are actively pursuing careers in music.
- Rounded training for the profession includes animateur and educational skills, self-promotion and management, making recordings.
- Specialist training in diverse areas including musical theatre, jazz, opera, commercial composition as well as traditional performance.
Student facilities, including library and computing
- All the facilities of a modern conservatoire: several concert halls, theatre, over 100 rehearsal rooms, library and recording studios.
- State-of-the-art creative technology suite includes creative applications for music creation and recording.
- Free access to email, web and professional software.
- Visit the website for information about the disability service at the Royal Academy of Music.
- Dedicated SU officers, with full links to University of London Union.
- Regular activities and social events.
- Full access to University of London facilities.
Recent/prospective new builds
- New recital hall opened in 2001.
- Museum and rehearsal spaces on four floors opened in 2001.
- New practice facilities opened in 2010.
Availability of part-time work
- Dedicated member of staff for external bookings arranges paid concert and recital performances as well as performances at functions. Opportunities available for all students of performance.
- Opportunities also available for stewarding and front-of-house work at public performances in the Academy.
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