The Royal Academy of Music is situated in Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, but part of the Academy’s campus is in Regent’s Park.

The Royal Academy of Music is the oldest conservatoire in the UK, founded in 1822 by John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, and by Nicolas-Charles Bochsa. It received its Royal Charter in 1830 from King George IV with the support of the first Duke of Wellington. Famous Academy alumni include Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox.

The Academy provides undergraduate and postgraduate training across instrumental performance, composition, jazz, musical theatre and opera, and recruits musicians from around the world, with a student community representing more than 50 nationalities. It is committed to lifelong learning, from its Junior Academy, which trains musicians up to the age of 18, through the Open Academy community music projects, to performances and educational events for all ages.

More information about the academy, its programme and performances can be found at www.ram.ac.uk.