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.

Scheduling of audition dates will begin after the closing date for applications and we aim to send out audition letters in March.

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.

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

Candidates should prepare two contrasting pieces on their main instrument and will also be given sight-reading and aural tests. Where second (or more) instruments are learned, we like to hear one piece to gain as full a picture of musical ability as possible.