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 [email@example.com] or the department administrator if you have any queries
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.
On recall, you may be given sight reading or quick study tests.
Historical Performance audition
Please prepare two or three contrasting pieces of your own choice.
On recall, you 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.
The Historical Performance auditions in London have a harpsichord tuned to A=415. We also have a fortepiano at A=430 which can be made available; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the audition if you will need the fortepiano, or a piano at A=440.
If you choose an audition centre in East Asia or Australia, we regret we cannot guarantee that a harpsichord or fortepiano will be available so please contact the local coordinator.
Our New York audition centre does not have a harpsichord or fortepiano, and we cannot guarantee that either instrument will be available at our Chicago centre.