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. Also see the deadline information on Your Application. 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.

You should prepare a programme of songs and/or instrumental works (minimum 20 minutes), that also includes a short, technically demanding solo work.

There will be a sight-reading test.

London auditions

At the audition the panel will select from your programme within the time limits available, but you may specify one work which you particularly wish to perform.

Video auditions

Please perform the entire programme. It is not necessary to record this in a single take.

Soloists

You are expected to provide your own soloist/s.

If you have selected a live audition but cannot bring a soloist, please contact the Academy Admissions Team no later than 2 weeks before your interview date.

The Academy will provide soloists with no charge for the following programme, and you will be able to rehearse with the soloists in the 30 minutes directly preceding your audition:

  • Beethoven: ‘Spring’ Sonata in F major op.24 for violin and piano, first movement
  • Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe, in C sharp minor (high key)
  • Debussy: Green, in G flat major (high key)

You should prepare a programme of songs and/or instrumental works (minimum 45 minutes), that also includes a short, technically demanding solo work.

London auditions

At the audition the panel will select from your programme within the time limits available, but you may specify one work which you particularly wish to perform.

Video auditions

Please perform the entire programme. It is not necessary to record this in a single take.

Soloists

You are expected to provide your own soloist/s.

All courses

You may be asked to have a subsequent interview with one of the postgraduate programme tutors where you can discuss your study plans.

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. You do not need to submit any written work for an MA application.

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.