Accordion audition

These requirements are for students auditioning to start their studies at the Academy in September 2018. Until specified otherwise, these requirements also apply for auditions in future years. Some audition requirements may change: please check back here regularly. You are welcome to contact the Registry or the department administrator if you have any queries. Please see www.ram.ac.uk/apply for application details.

The audition will last around 30 minutes and you may be interrupted before you have performed a complete piece.


Audition requirements

  • A programme of contrasting pieces of your own choice; this can be entirely original works for accordion, or can contain one or two transcriptions. Programme duration: 20 minutes for Undergraduate candidates, 30 minutes for Postgraduate candidates.
  • You may be given a quick-study test.

 
Bachelor Degree or Gap Year candidates

UCAS Conservatoires course codes:
Gap Year 102F
BMus 302F

You may be asked to take some aural skills tests, consisting of a sight-singing test and some of the following:
- singing the middle notes in a chord
- identification of intervals
- sight reading of rhythms
- sight reading of two simultaneous different rhythms, to be sung and clapped.

Written assessment
You will be required to take a 50-minute written paper including harmonisation of a melody and a short essay question of a general musical nature. You will be permitted to use a printed dictionary. Sorry, we cannot issue specimen papers.

 
Postgraduate candidates

UCAS Conservatoires course codes:
Master of Arts 1 year 700F / 2 year 702F
Master of Music 1 year 807F / 2 year 805F
Professional Diploma 903F
Continuing Professional Development Diploma 908F
Advanced Diploma (Performance) W301

There are specific requirements for written work to support your application (except MA).