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The Category Music Academies and Colleges is a subset of Music Education and Training. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Music Academies and Colleges which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Academy/College's Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Chetham's School of Music

- Guildhall School of Music & Drama

- Leeds College of Music

- Purcell School for Young Musicians

- Royal Academy of Music

- Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

- Royal College of Music

- Royal Northern College of Music

- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

- Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

- Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

- Wells Cathedral School

 

In contrast, the following Music Academies and Colleges do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- College of Piping

 

! Music Academies and Colleges KEY
VISITS (to Website)53
VIEWS (of this Record)163

ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to over 600,000 candidates in over 90 countries every year. ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.’

 

* ABRSM
VISITS (to Website)266
Also indexedAssociated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
VIEWS (of this Record)230

‘Through partnerships with music services nation-wide, we strive to create a singing legacy across the UK. We develop and support choirs and choir leaders through our in-school Choir Creation Scheme and after school AC Academy Choirs. By 2020, we aim to have created 300 children’s choirs and 300 new choir leaders ... An education programme was fundamental to Armonico Consort from the outset: “We were asked by a county music service not to form a children’s choir, which struck me as odd as there were so many young people and so few opportunities. We ignored them, and in 2007 founded our first AC Academy after-school choir ...”.’

 

* AC Academy
VISITS (to Website)198
Also indexedArmonico Consort
VIEWS (of this Record)229

'ACM understands how the music industry works today and has created an immersive and comprehensive learning environment, which connects directly with the industry ...' Also a Campus in Clapham, South London.

 

* Academy of Contemporary Music
VISITS (to Website)289
Also indexedACM London
VIEWS (of this Record)417

‘Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications. Founded in 1994, the Academy of Music and Sound offers music education by professional musicians for ages 16-19, through to undergraduate and postgraduate study in Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Southampton, Swindon and Online.’

 

* Academy of Music and Sound
VISITS (to Website)281
VIEWS (of this Record)341

‘A distinctive Centre for Advanced Training designed to realise the artistic potential of our 60 exceptionally talented young musicians (8-18 years) across a wide range of music. AYM combines a tailored, Individual Learning Programme with intensive “courses”. The programme can include individual lessons, intensive weekends and residential courses, expert professional advice, mentoring and performance opportunities.’

 

* Aldeburgh Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)149
VIEWS (of this Record)247

‘BIMM, The British and Irsih Modern Music Institute, has colleges in eight cities where music matters most – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham and Hamburg – and is proud to be the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in Europe.’

 

* British & Irish Modern Music Institute
VISITS (to Website)167
Also indexedBIMM
VIEWS (of this Record)296

'A national performing arts company that specialises in creating brand new music theatre. We work across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.'  Formerly Youth Music Theatre UK.

 

* British Youth Music Theatre
VISITS (to Website)223
Also indexedYouth Music Theatre UK
VIEWS (of this Record)582

'Founded in 1987 to provide professional rehearsal and performance opportunities for emerging singers, musicians and technical trainees on the threshold of their careers. Now regarded as one of the country's foremost opera training companies, it works to provide the very best professional development through an annual programme of workshops, masterclasses and fully-staged operas.'

 

* British Youth Opera
VISITS (to Website)334
VIEWS (of this Record)373

'At Chetham’s we believe that people from every walk of life should have the opportunity to experience music in a relevant, dynamic way. In partnership with other arts organisations, we work to develop interactive learning projects for individuals, schools and other community groups. Our activities range from workshops and performances for schools to family days, instrument days and large-scale community performances.'

 

* Chetham's School of Music
VISITS (to Website)328
VIEWS (of this Record)376

'One of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research - selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world ... and the top-rated conservatoire ...'

 

* Guildhall School of Music & Drama
VISITS (to Website)251
VIEWS (of this Record)368

'Widely regarded as one of Europe's leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over 30 years ago, we have been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school.'

 

* Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
VISITS (to Website)224
VIEWS (of this Record)324

'The country's newest and most innovative College of Performing Arts where students and their careers come first. With its origins and roots in the Scottish School of Musical Theatre founded by Bette Clark in 1946, Jazzartuk continues the work of seven decades and is committed to providing the highest quality of theatre arts training for young performers in the "Shires". No gimmicks -- no false promises -- just satisfying hard work and national achievement.'

 

* Jazzartuk
VISITS (to Website)380
VIEWS (of this Record)411

'A leading European conservatoire. We provide music education to a community of over 1900 musicians through a variety of programmes, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses and Junior LCoM for those aged 9-18.'

 

* Leeds College of Music
VISITS (to Website)190
VIEWS (of this Record)310

'A world-leading Higher Education provider, we offer exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, directors and designers, regardless of their background or economic circumstances. We are also an awarding organisation, delivering world-renowned qualifications in communication and performance and inspiring the next generation of confident communicators through our examinations in drama, literature and poetry.'

 

* London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)322

‘LCCM is a specialist higher education college. This means we focus on a specific range of related subjects. Because our degrees are designed and run by leading figures from the music, publishing and software industries, when you choose to study at LCCM you can expect to leave well equipped for graduate level work in or beyond the creative industries ... Founded in 2001 ... our aim is to “transform higher education in music, writing, and software development by connecting our students to industry and investment”.’

 

* London College of Creative Media
VISITS (to Website)48
VIEWS (of this Record)137

'Offers a one year, full-time course, designed for those who wish to realise their full potential as musical theatre performers. We are widely recognised as unique in our approach, and our ethos is to create the environment of a professional company in rehearsal rather than that of an educational institution. LSMT offer only the one course, that has been refined and developed ... and has a proven track record of success.'

 

* London School of Musical Theatre
VISITS (to Website)361
VIEWS (of this Record)378

'Plays an essential role at the heart of British opera. The NOS works in partnership with Arts Council England and the UK’s leading Opera Companies - English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera – to provide professional training of the highest quality for singers and répétiteurs who have the potential to become the leading artists of their generation.'

 

* National Opera Studio
VISITS (to Website)324
VIEWS (of this Record)302

‘Based in Bushey, Hertfordshire ... The oldest and, arguably, the most celebrated of the UK’s specialist music schools, The Purcell School was originally founded in central London in 1962 ... Though it is now a coeducational independent boarding and day school for around 180 girls and boys, The Purcell’s pupils are nonetheless largely funded by the government’s Specialist Music and Dance Scheme ... The School puts on over 150 performances each year ... We regularly welcome eminent musicians to the School to give masterclasses and recitals throughout the year ... and host a variety of music courses during term time and in the School holidays.’

 

* Purcell School for Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)97
VIEWS (of this Record)232

‘An institution of world renown, training nearly 700 students from over 50 countries in over 20 musical disciplines. We hope our website provides a glimpse of our collective mission, character, and values — as well as imparting the special atmosphere that springs from our cosmopolitan and confident outlook. Have a look at what we do, the quality of the concerts, the teachers, the visiting artists and the types of events we put on ... As Britain’s oldest conservatoire, we are inspired by the past but committed to shaping contemporary musical life with discernment and open-mindedness ... We welcome visitors from all walks of life to the Academy.'

 

* Royal Academy of Music
VISITS (to Website)309
VIEWS (of this Record)412

Founded 1926: ‘Admission to The Royal Ballet School is based purely on talent and potential with no exceptionally talented young person turned away through lack of financial means. The School’s mission is to train and educate outstanding classical ballet dancers for The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and other top international dance companies and in doing so to set the standards in dance training, nationally and internationally. The School does this through a carefully structured eight-year course which is aligned with a strong academic education, underpinned by an extensive pastoral care programme’.

 

* Royal Ballet School
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)254

'Music education since 1886 ... Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility is the first of its kind in the digital age and is the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary.‘

 

* Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
VISITS (to Website)243
VIEWS (of this Record)490

'One of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers ... The RCM’s many performing groups – including five orchestras, two jazz bands and the RCM International Opera School – are celebrated for the vitality and excellence of their performances, and are regularly invited to perform at significant venues both in the UK and overseas.'

 

* Royal College of Music
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)340

‘Through education and outreach, examinations, a specialist library and our other contributions to scholarship, we encourage people to explore the history and repertoire of this fascinating and versatile musical instrument. In its various forms the organ has been with us for more than 2,000 years. The instrument, which Mozart so famously praised as “King of Instruments”, has influenced and shaped music across the centuries, plays an essential part supporting worship in churches, adorns our concert halls and venues, and today sounds as brightly as ever through the rhythms of our lives, from christenings, weddings and funerals to our Christmas celebrations, great occasions of State and much more besides.’

 

* Royal College of Organists
VISITS (to Website)545
VIEWS (of this Record)267

'Scotland’s national centre of professional vocational training in performance arts. Our location is the heart of Glasgow; our orientation is the contemporary international scene. We are leading the way as one of Europe’s top conservatoires, offering a rare breadth of artistic disciplines.'

 

* Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
VISITS (to Website)282
VIEWS (of this Record)403

'The RNCM is a thriving conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester, with an international community of more than 800 students from 60 different countries. Pursue your professional musical training with us and receive the very best teaching, learning and performance opportunities.'

 

* Royal Northern College of Music
VISITS (to Website)247
Also indexedRNCM
VIEWS (of this Record)387

'An educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship. It is an open, life-long learning organisation, offering face-to-face and distance education and training through its programmes, published resources, courses and activities. The RSCM supports a world-wide membership of churches, schools and individuals, and is sustained by thousands of donors and volunteers worldwide. Founded by Sir Sydney Nicholson in 1927, the RSCM’s original emphases were English and choral. Now, in a diverse international context, the RSCM’s work is far broader and more diverse, and we aim to make all our work ecumenical in purpose, nature and content.'

 

* Royal School of Church Music
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)288

'The National Conservatoire of Wales, part of the University of South Wales Group, competes alongside an international peer group of conservatoires and specialist arts colleges for the best students globally, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.'

 

* Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
VISITS (to Website)208
Also indexedNational Conservatoire of Wales | University of South Wales
VIEWS (of this Record)336

'We are a music education charity supported by the Department of Education’s Music and Dance Scheme and are one of 15 Centres for Advanced Music Training in the UK. Sheffield Music Academy offers expert tuition and specialist training for young people (aged 8-18) with outstanding ability, dedication and potential, across the Sheffield City Region and surrounding area. We seek to deliver musical excellence within a supportive, encouraging and welcoming environment.'

 

* Sheffield Music Academy
VISITS (to Website)261
VIEWS (of this Record)366

'A Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) and a music charity working with talented young instrumentalists, singers and composers aged 8 – 18 years in the South West of England. Due to the geographical nature of the South West, we are not building based but are a "virtual" school working with young people on an individual basis in their local area.'

 

* South West Music School
VISITS (to Website)439
VIEWS (of this Record)313

‘Scotland’s only independent specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It is co-educational, non-denominational and attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland and beyond – England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally.'

 

* St Mary's Music School
VISITS (to Website)252
VIEWS (of this Record)471

‘We are an international exam board, established in 1877, awarding qualifications in a range of subjects including music, drama and English language. We have a positive, supportive approach to assessment and development. Over 750,000 people take a Trinity assessment each year across more than 60 countries around the world. We are committed to increasing the quality of teaching and learning, including the delivery of training and support to teachers, and by the provision of qualifications and certification for teachers.’

 

* Trinity College London
VISITS (to Website)84
VIEWS (of this Record)202

'The UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. The unequalled expertise and experience of its staff, and its world class facilities housed in landmark buildings, put Trinity Laban at the forefront of vocational training in music and dance.'

 

* Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
VISITS (to Website)221
VIEWS (of this Record)382

Wells Cathedral School is, as far as we know, unique in the world: co-educational, day and boarding, 3-18 junior and senior school, academically forward looking and successful, creative, innovative, competitive, seeking change, historic, a cathedral’s choir school, – and a specialist music school inside a proper school ... We are the only school in the UK that offers specialist music pre-professional training within a dynamic school where specialists can learn alongside non-specialists studying the national curriculum.’

 

* Wells Cathedral School
VISITS (to Website)95
VIEWS (of this Record)214

‘The voice of conservatoire education in the UK. We represent the collective views of eleven UK conservatoires. Our role is to develop best practice for training and education in the performing arts and to promote the sector’s excellence nationally and globally ... Each of the eleven UK conservatoires has its own distinct history, purpose and identity. Their different “flavours” provide applicants with an exceptionally wide range of study-options.‘

 

~ Conservatoires UK
VISITS (to Website)110
VIEWS (of this Record)190

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