Royal Academy of Music and VOCES8 launch Artist Development Scheme

A new partnership between the London conservatoire and VOCES8 Studios celebrates the Royal Academy of Music’s Bicentenary.

VOCES8 Studios is a state-of-the-art digital production team based at the VOCES8 Centre in London. It is the creator of the LIVE from London digital festivals which sold over 150,000 tickets in 2021 and raised over £1m for arts organisations. VOCES8 Foundation ensemble recordings have been streamed over 100 million times, and last year reached 183 territories.

Each year, a small number of postgraduate students from the RAM will work with the VOCES8 Studios team on creating new audio-visual material to help with their promotional activities. 

The new collaboration will support both organisations’ global remits to provide and support excellent, inclusive education.

RAM Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood said: ‘As part of the skills and materials required to succeed as a musician, audio-visual content is becoming a critical element in an artist’s armoury. Having top-level performances, expertly and imaginatively recorded and shot, can help young musicians to communicate their unique creative personalities and ensure that they have the best possible material to disseminate to potential employers in the industry.’