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 '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 ongoing restrictions regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, we will not be auditioning at any international centres for 2022 entry, and all first round December auditions will be submitted online with a deadline of 4pm on Friday 29 October 2021. Following the first round submission, applicants may be invited to attend online Programme Assessments where they can discuss their suitability for their course with Academy staff. Heads of Department may also invite applicants to discuss their application further, either live or online, and to have the opportunity to perform live should they wish to travel to the Academy. All applicants will be considered for a scholarship award, irrespective of whether or not they are invited to an interview or live audition.

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 'courses' area of the relevant Department pages, and on our video auditions page.