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.

Audition requirements

All auditions will take place by video submission again this year.

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.

The pieces can be recorded in separate but complete takes and the whole video submission should not exceed 15 minutes. When filming, make sure we can see your technique rather than using close-ups. We are happy for you to make the recordings on any device including mobile phones and it is fine to be unaccompanied if necessary. Do not use backing tracks.

Further details including how to submit your audition to our platform and submission deadlines will be given after the closing date for applications (1 March 2022).