Please see Filling In Your Application For UK Conservatoires via UCAS for further assistance with this process.

These requirements are for students auditioning to start their studies at the Academy in September 2023. Until specified otherwise, these requirements also apply for auditions in future years. Some audition requirements may change: please check back here regularly. You are welcome to contact the Admissions Team or the department administrator organ@ram.ac.uk if you have any queries.

3 October, 6pm UK time: deadline for all candidates to submit the UCAS Conservatoires application

Video candidates: 28 October deadline to upload audition recordings (including the spoken introduction) into the Acceptd portal, details are on our video auditions page. You will need to create a profile in the Acceptd portal into which you upload your audition recording, the list of all the works in your programme, any written requirements and your Spoken English introduction.

In most cases organ auditions will last for 30 minutes (BMus, Gap Year, Organ Foundation) or 45 minutes (postgraduate). As time is limited for some auditions, you may be interrupted before you have performed a complete piece.

  • J.S.BACH Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich BWV 605
  • Contrasting piece/s of your own choice, not exceeding 10 minutes in total
  • Sight-reading / quick study test
  • You may be asked to have a short interview in which you will be given some questions about a short extract of music, and be asked to take some aural skills assessments consisting of a sight-singing test and some of the following:
    • singing the middle notes in a chord
    • identification of intervals
    • sight reading of rhythms
    • sight reading of two simultaneous different rhythms, to be sung and clapped.

Sorry, we cannot issue specimen tests.

Video audition

Please point the camera at your side so the assessment panel can see you play at the console, and (if possible) place the microphone some distance away from the instrument. You must upload one unedited video of the complete programme.

28 October: deadline to upload audition recordings (including the spoken introduction) into the Acceptd portal, details are on our video auditions page. Also see the deadline information on Your Application

After the panel has assessed your recordings, you may be invited to attend an online Programme Assessment interview where you can discuss your suitability for your course with Academy academic staff.

  • JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 545, plus
  • Your own free choice of piece/s not exceeding 15 minutes in total.
  • To help us stream you into the most appropriate classes you may be asked to have a short interview with some questions about a short extract of music, and be asked to take some aural skills assessments consisting of a sight-singing test and some of the following:
    - singing the middle notes in a chord
    - identification of intervals
    - sight reading of rhythms
    - sight reading of two simultaneous different rhythms, to be sung and clapped.

Sorry, we cannot issue specimen tests.

Video audition

Please point the camera at your side so the assessment panel can see you play at the console, and (if possible) place the microphone some distance away from the instrument. You must upload one unedited video of the complete programme.

28 October: deadline to upload audition recordings (including the spoken introduction) into the Acceptd portal, details are on our video auditions page. Also see the deadline information on Your Application

JS Bach: Either Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541 or Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 550, plus

Your own free choice of piece/s not exceeding 20 minutes in total.

After the audition with the panel, you may be invited to attend a Programme Assessment where you can discuss your suitability for your course with Academy academic staff.

Video audition

Please point the camera at your side so the assessment panel can see you play at the console, and (if possible) place the microphone some distance away from the instrument. You must upload one unedited video of the complete programme.

28 October: deadline to upload audition recordings (including the spoken introduction) into the Acceptd portal, details are on our video auditions page. Also see the deadline information on Your Application

After the panel has assessed your recordings, you may be invited to attend an online Programme Assessment interview where you can discuss your suitability for your course with Academy academic staff.

Academic written requirements

Applicants for the Master of Music (MMus), Professional Diploma (ProfDip) and Advanced Diploma (Performance) courses need to submit written requirements, please view these on the entry requirements page of the website.

All Master of Music candidates are automatically considered for Master of Arts, so if you are also interested in MA study you should only apply for MMus because there will only be one audition.

You are not tied to the programme choice in your application; the programme length and pathway can be discussed and adjusted as appropriate.

Application Fee

We assess everyone who applies on time and pays their application and assessment fee.

Information on the assessment fee and waivers can be found in the 'Your Application' pages.