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The Royal Academy
of music

Since its foundation in 1822 the Royal Academy of Music has had an inestimable impact on musical life, both in the UK and abroad. The music profession is permeated at all levels with Academy alumni, including classical giants Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Harrison Birtwistle and pop stars Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox. 

Every year talented young musicians from over fifty countries come to study at the Academy, attracted by renowned teachers in a rich artistic culture that broadens their musical horizons, develops their professional creativity, and fosters their entrepreneurial spirit. All these facets contribute to what The Guardian has recently described as the Academy’s ‘cosmopolitan confidence that is in tune with the global music industry’.

The Academy’s museum is home to one of the world’s most significant collections of instruments and artefacts.
As the Academy approaches its bicentenary it goes from strength to strength, and regularly tops national Higher Education league tables.

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