The Junior Academy, for pupils under the age of 18, takes place every Saturday.
== Library and archives ==
The Academy's library contains over 160,000 items, including significant collections of early printed and manuscript materials and audio facilities. The library also houses archives dedicated to [[Arthur Sullivan|Sir Arthur Sullivan]] and [[Henry Wood|Sir Henry Wood]].ref Among the Library's most valuable possessions are the manuscripts of [[Henry Purcell|Purcell's]] [[The Fairy-Queen]], Sullivan's [[The Mikado]], [[Ralph Vaughan Williams|Vaughan Williams]]' [[Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis]] and [[Serenade to Music]], and the newly discovered [[George Frideric Handel|Handel]] [[Gloria (Handel)|]].ref A grant from the [[National Heritage Memorial Fund]] has assisted in the purchase of the Collection — a set of Early English Song and Lute music, as well as a fine collection of [[lute]]s and [[guitar]]s. The Academy's museum displays many of these items. The Orchestral Library has approximately 4,500 sets of orchestral parts. Other collections include the libraries of Sir Henry Wood and [[Otto Klemperer]].ref[[Harriet Cohen]] bequeathed a large collection of paintings, some photographs and her gold bracelet to the Academy, with a request that the room in which the paintings were to be housed was named the "[[Arnold Bax]] Room". Noted for her performances of Bach and modern English music, she was a friend and advocate of Arnold Bax and also premièred Vaughan Williams' Piano Concerto - a work dedicated to her - in 1933. In 1886, Franz Liszt performed at the Academy to celebrate the creation of the Franz Liszt Scholarshipref and in 1843 Mendelssohn was made an honorary member of the Academy.ref