These requirements are for students auditioning to start their studies at the Academy in September 2021. Until specified otherwise, these requirements also apply for auditions in future years. Some audition requirements may change: please check back here regularly.
16 November: deadline to upload videos 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 (postgrad only - see below) and your Spoken English item. To upload your files into the Acceptd portal, you can find guidance on our video auditions page.
You should prepare three items in contrasting styles and moods, one of which must demonstrate vocal agility. One item should include a recitative if possible. One item must be sung in a language foreign to you. You may be required to sing only two of the prepared works.
On recall, undergraduates may 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.
For your Postgraduate Vocal Studies audition you should prepare an operatic aria, an oratorio aria and two contrasting works of your own choice from the song repertoire. One item must be sung in English or English translation.
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 course finder or the entry requirements page of the website.
We audition 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 of our website, please click on the link below.