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 expect – from how long your audition will last to where you can practise beforehand.

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 'courses' area.

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

Due to the restrictions regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, we will not be auditioning at any international centres for 2021 entry, but all principal studies are auditioned in London, and video auditions can be done instead of a live audition for most principal studies. Our video auditions page has more details.