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.
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.
All auditions for 2023 entry will consist of two rounds. A first round video audition followed by a second round live audition at the Royal Academy of Music for those students selected for this stage.
First Round - Video
Applicants should record themselves playing two contrasting pieces on their first study and a short video introducing themselves - the importance of music in your life, why you wish to come to Junior Academy and what you hope to achieve in the future.
Second Round - Live Audition
Applicants should prepare two contrasting pieces on their first study and one piece (if appropriate) for their second study. They will also be given sight-reading and aural tests.
Composers are asked to submit a collection of recent compositions in advance – more details will be added soon. We expect composers to offer a second-study instrument at audition.
In addition the panel would like you to talk about the information in your video - the importance of music in your life, why you wish to come to Junior Academy and what you hope to achieve in the future.
Second round auditions will take place on the following dates:
- Monday 25 March - Thursday 28 March 2024
- Tuesday 2 April - Friday 5 April 2024
We would expect candidates to be excused from school to attend their audition if necessary. We are not able to accept requests for specific audition dates.
The closing date for the application form and the video submission is 1 March 2024.
We are using an online portal for you to submit your application and videos. A link to the portal is now available on the application page of this section.
There is no fee for the first stage of this application. If you are invited to a live audition you will be asked to pay a £40 audition fee.