The Academy’s brass department aims to maximise the musical skills of each individual student preparing them for a fulfilling and successful career in music.

Audition
requirements

Due to COVID-19 first round auditions will now be by video, for details about this please see the video audition section of the website.

These requirements are for students auditioning to start their studies at the Academy in September 2021. 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 Admissions Team or the department administrator if you have any queries.

Brass Audition

The precise format for auditions will be different according to your Principal Study. In most cases auditions will last around 20 minutes. As time is limited for some auditions, you may be interrupted before you have performed a complete piece.

A free-choice programme of 10-15 minutes; one of the works should be an original composition for the instrument.

Tuba candidates should perform on the F tuba or Eb tuba.

Written Work

The Academy's Master of Arts (MA) programme does not require written work for the audition process.

Open Days

We launched our first-ever Virtual Open Days in September 2020. Check out all our content here: ram.ac.uk/opendays