Please see Filling In Your Application For UK Conservatoires via UCAS for further assistance with this process.

These requirements are for students auditioning to start their studies at the Academy in September 2023.

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.

3 October, 6pm UK time: deadline for all candidates to submit the UCAS Conservatoires application.

Video candidates: 28 October deadline to upload audition recordings (including the spoken introduction) 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 (postgraduates only) and your Spoken English introduction.

Brass Audition Requirements

The following requirements are relevant for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

A free-choice programme of 10-15 minutes; one of the works should be an original composition for the instrument. You must upload one unedited video of the complete programme.

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

If you are invited to an interview (live or online) in most cases this will last around 20 minutes. As time is limited, you may be interrupted before you have performed a complete piece.

Undergraduate applicants may be asked to play scales, arpeggios etc, as listed in ABRSM Grade 8 and you may be given sight reading or quick study tests.

Undergraduate applicants

You may be asked to have a subsequent interview with one of the undergraduate academic staff, during which you can discuss your study plans and 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.

Postgraduate applicants

You may be asked to have a subsequent interview with one of the postgraduate programme tutors where you can discuss your study plans.

Written requirements

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.

Application Fee

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.

Your Application website pages