Auditions take place at the end of March/beginning of April.

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.

We would expect candidates to be excused from school if necessary. We will try to accommodate any stated non-availability but are not able to accept requests for specific audition dates. Scheduling of audition dates will begin after the closing date for applications and we aim to send out audition letters in March.

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. Sight-reading and aural tests will be given and there will be a short conversation about musical activities and interests. An accompanist will be available if required.

Composers are asked to submit a collection of recent compositions in advance which will be discussed at the audition. They will also have aural tests and a short conversation about musical activities and interests. We expect composers to offer a second-study instrument.