For 25 years The Academy has inspired communities across London and beyond, using our player-directed essence to foster autonomy, collaboration and wellbeing.


For more than twenty years we have been working to empower people who are or who have been homeless through music-making. We transform day centres through performances of classical repertoire,…

Our free resources for schools allow your students to learn and explore music from across the ages. Devised and created by expert presenters and workshop leaders, the resources are fully interactive and packed with musical and cross-curricular learning.

The continuation of great orchestral playing is at the core of our learning programmes, which is why we work with the next generation of orchestral musicians through our young professional partnerships

Intergenerational project ‘Musical Conversations’: In 2019, the Academy worked with a school in Newham to form an intergenerational orchestra. We invited local older people to join a composition project with…

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