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.
This year auditions are by video.
16 November: deadline to upload videos into the Acceptd portal, details are on our video auditions page.
You will need to create a profile in the Acceptd portal into which you upload your audition recording, the list of all the works in your programme, any written requirements (postgrad only- see below) and your Spoken English item. To upload your files into the Acceptd portal, you can find guidance on our video auditions page.
The following requirements are relevant for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.
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.
On recall, may be asked some questions about a short extract of music, and be asked to take some aural skills assessments consisting of a sight-singing test and some of the following:
- singing the middle notes in a chord
- identification of intervals
- sight reading of rhythms
- sight reading of two simultaneous different rhythms, to be sung and clapped.
Sorry, we cannot issue specimen tests.
Applicants for the Master of Music (MMus), Professional Diploma (ProfDip) and Advanced Diploma (Performance) courses need to submit written requirements, please view these on the course finder or the entry requirements page of the website.
We audition everyone who applies on time and pays their application and assessment fee.
Information on the assessment fee and waivers can be found in the Your Application pages of our website, please click on the link below.