We aim to make the audition experience as enjoyable and supportive as possible – we want to hear you play your best and we always enjoy meeting students who love music as much as we do.

Our auditions will take place by video submission this year and will be completed in one round only for all instrumentalists/singers/composers. You will need to submit a video recording of two contrasting pieces on your first study lasting not longer than 10 minutes in total. We are also happy to receive a short recording of one piece on a second study. Further details will be sent to you about how to upload your videos onto our secure platform. The deadline for submission will be Friday 12 March 2021.

The Royal Academy of Music welcomes applications from potential students with disabilities or special needs who meet the musical and performance criteria expected of all Junior Academy students.

Audition requirements

Applicants should prepare two contrasting pieces on their first study and one piece (if appropriate) for their second study.

Composers are asked to submit a collection of recent compositions in advance – more details will be sent after application. We expect composers to offer a second-study instrument by video submission.

In addition the panel would like you to talk about yourself, the importance of music in your life, why you wish to come to Junior Academy and what you hope to achieve in the future.