Composition at the Academy has an international reputation centred on intensive project-based and highly collaborative degree programmes.
Our cutting-edge courses are taught by distinguished and prominent composers, and they reflect the realities and challenges for today’s music creator. Academy composers have a wide range of opportunities for performance and recording, and are fully prepared to work in a variety of creative contexts.
The Academy offers Principal Study in Composition for undergraduates and postgraduates:
The Royal Academy of Music will not be running a Composition Open Day this year, but instead we invite you to attend any of our public classes.
Head of Composition since 2007
Major commissions from leading orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Britten Sinfonia
Has written, performed and recorded works for chamber ensembles, opera and dance
Students and staff at the Royal Academy of Music were privileged to work with Pierre Boulez.
Upcoming Events, David Josefowitz Recital Hall
Writer and broadcaster Paul Morley interviews esteemed contemporary composer Gavin Bryars., David Josefowitz Recital Hall