Accordion audition

These requirements are for students auditioning to start their studies at the Academy in September 2019. 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

To help us stream you into the most appropriate classes you may be asked some questions about a short extract of music, and be asked to take some aural skills assessments 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.
Sorry, we cannot issue specimen tests. 

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).

 

Next Event

Accordion Masterclass with Alfred Melichar

24.01.201910:00am, Concert Room

Alfred Melichar gives a masterclass to Academy accordion students.