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

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 Primary Academy and what you hope to achieve in the future.

Second Round - Live Audition

Applicants should prepare two contrasting pieces on their main instrument. Where second (or more) instruments are learned, we like to hear one piece to gain as full a picture of musical ability as possible.

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.