Ready to audition? We’d love to hear you perform and learn more about what makes you tick musically.

We’re here to seek out the promise of today and create the virtuosos of tomorrow – the audition process helps us to do that.

We know it might seem daunting, but we’re very approachable! It’s not so much about what you already know as what we think you’re capable of achieving, and whether we can help you on that journey. It’s also a chance for you to find out if we’re the right fit for you.

In this section, you can find out more about dates, and what to do for your audition.

Audition requirements: For more information about specific audition requirements, such as the kind of pieces you should play, please take a look at the relevant Department page, in the 'Audition Requirements' area. Remember also to create your Acceptd profile after you've made your UCAS Conservatoires application.

Everyone who applies on time will be auditioned – we can’t wait to discover the new musicians of the future.

Details of how to go about this and what to perform (or present if you are a composer) can be found in the in the Audition Requirements area of the relevant Department pages, and on our video auditions page.

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Access and auditions

Candidates are recruited on the basis of their musical abilities and potential and we welcome enquires and applications from students with disabilities.

Whether you have learning difficulties, mobility problems or a long-term health condition, we want you to feel that you have the support you need to audition at the Academy.

How to tell us about a disability

When filling out your UCAS Conservatoires application, please let us know of any disabilities by using the drop-down menu on the form.

After your application has been processed, the Academy Registry will contact you before the audition to find out how we can assist you.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch by email or call +44 (0)20 7873 7393.

Our policy

We make sure that people with disabilities or other access requirements are not put to any disadvantage and are not treated any less favourably than other students, staff and members of the public.

Please be assured that information disclosed to the Academy will be treated in confidence and every effort will be made to meet your needs within the Academy.

For more information, read our access policy.

For details of our equality policy, please see our equality section.