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The Academy of Contemporary Music has been training artists, producers and business entrepreneurs for careers in the music industry since 1995. With our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class faculty and extensive connections within the music industry, ACM offers music courses that develop you to your highest potential and, most importantly, immerse you in the music industry. Make Life Your Music » more

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Student Experience

Harry Shotta – Award Winning Drum and Bass MC Visits ACM


The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) was incredibly excited to welcome » more

ACM Vocal Alumna – Lucy ‘Annique’ Randell

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ACM vocal alumna, Lucy Randell, has had quite the ride since graduating fr » more

Guest Lecture – Jay Postones – Fri 1 May


1:30pm – Electric Theatre Jay Postones currently plays drums for UK » more

Student Union, Metropolis, Masterclasses, Events, Student News, Student Benefits, Pro Workshops, Guildford Life, ACM TV... » more

Featured Tutors

Meet the music lecturers of ACM Guildford

Pete Friesen


Fellow of ACM – Guitar » Career Credits: Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and The Almighty. Pete has toured the world and » more

Sarah Geary


Senior Lecturer – Vocals » Career Credits: Paul Young, Edwin Starr, Hot Chocolate, Bonnie Tyler, Crowded House and James Blunt. Sara » more

Check out all the amazing ACM Tutors here.