Discover Guildhall

The School’s reputation of providing world-class tuition and support for every student has proved to be true – I have been supported every step of the way.

Ben Gernon
Conducting Fellow

Guildhall has a unique buzz and vibe to it…a great sense of community and friendliness

Rebecca Carson
BMus Flute

Being right next to the Barbican Hall and Milton Court is a great environment to be in, being able to regularly perform there gives us great perspectives

Ricky Gore
MMus Violin (Orchestral Artistry)

The tutors showed me how my wider interests are strengths to build on - I now more than ever feel like I've found an artistic purpose

Elena Gramatikovska
MMus Leadership

Guildhall has prepared me for a career in music therapy from searching for jobs to having brilliant work experience from the placements they chose for me

Emma Barber
MA Music Therapy

Guildhall had a crucial role in my success. The very high quality orchestral projects and masterclasses prepared me for professional life

Joao Seara
BMus Double Bass

Studying at the Guildhall School has been a life-changing and unforgettable adventure

Rebekah Carpio
MMus Clarinet (Orchestral Artistry)

I have met some of the most inspiring people, from colleagues to teachers and visiting professors

Lorena Paz Nieto
BMus Vocal Studies

The strong collaboration between departments has created a very special and supportive atmosphere

Meili Li
MMus Opera Studies

The teaching staff encourage the diversity that Guildhall is known for…there is something for everyone, regardless of style and influence

Oliver Leith
MMus Composition

Such incredible musicians and inspiring teachers and the opportunity to hear from world-class visiting artists has been invaluable

Vijay Prakash
MMus Jazz Trombone

During my time here, I organised an international conference based around my subject involving delegates from 4 continents

Emily Baines
DMus, ‘Mechanical Musical Instruments as a Source for Historical Performance’

Every week I am involved in something different, whether it's a repertoire class, a sit-in on an LSO rehearsal, an oboe class, LSO outreach, or a Symphony Orchestra rehearsal.

Laura Campbell
MMus Oboe (Orchestral Artistry)

In my first year, I was given the opportunity to play with the Britten-Pears Orchestra. We performed a number of concerts and our CD, recorded at one of those concerts, went on to win the BBC Music Magazine Award for Best Opera Recording.

Andrew McCoy
BMus Tenor Trombone

Working in pairs during the MA has helped me developer a deeper understanding of how opera composers work and how to spark their imaginations with a libretto.

Zoe Palmer (writer)
MA Opera Making and Writing

The relationship between the Barbican, BBC, and Guildhall is absolutely invaluable as it provides opportunities for students that cannot be found elsewhere.

Emiko Edwards
MPerf Piano

I feel that the people here really make the institution. I found Guildhall to be a really supportive environment that gave me room to explore, take risks, and mature as a mucisian, and as a human being.

Francesca Chiejina
MPerf Vocal Studies

Writing music for theatre has been a highlight of my time at Guildhall, as it has allowed me to explore an art form in which I have a great amount of interest and to work towards a professional finished product.

Alexander Hall
BMus Composition

Music education can be exclusive and intimidating and I felt like Guildhall was one of the only places that was willing to just listen to the music I had made instead of trying to look up my résumé.

Rena Minegishi
BMus Electronic Music

Studying Music

Guildhall School is one of the world’s leading conservatoires. Studying music at Guildhall involves intensive, dedicated teaching, mostly one-to-one, in the instrument or discipline of your choice. Surrounded by actors, stage managers and theatre technicians, you will be part of a thriving arts community next door to one of Europe’s leading arts centres. And you will learn from some of our renowned international teaching staff while collaborating in world-class music making.

Choose from our highly regarded BMus undergraduate programme, a range of postgraduate programmes, and other opportunities.

Read about the many performance opportunities that are available to Guildhall students including LSO masterclasses, visiting ensembles and our annual Gold Medal competition.

We pride ourselves on the eminence of our international teaching staff, made up of some of the world's leading and most recognised performers.

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