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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.

These requirements have been updated in May 2020 for the new round of auditions. If you have started preparing for your audition based on the specification from last year or if you have any other questions please contact the admissions team (admissions@ram.ac.uk) or the department administrator (strings@ram.ac.uk).

Please see the website auditions pages for more details.

Until specified otherwise, these requirements also apply for auditions in future years. Some audition requirements may change: please check back here regularly.

The precise format for auditions will vary slightly according to your Principal Study. In most cases auditions will last around 20 minutes. As time is limited, you may be interrupted before you have performed a complete piece. This is to allow the panel time to have a brief chat with you. There is no requirement to perform from memory in your audition.

First movement of a major post–1800 concerto and a contrasting piece of your own choice.

Written Work for Advanced Diploma

Please upload the following items into your Acceptd profile:

  • a repertoire list and recording portfolio (text list of recordings, with links and/or discs/USB where possible)
  • your ideas for the year, including a list of professional engagements to which you are already committed

Open Days

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