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. You are welcome to contact the Admissions Team or the department administrator [woodwind@ram.ac.uk] if you have any queries.

For 2021 entry, all woodwind entrance auditions are by video, we are not holding live woodwind auditions.

1 October: application deadline in UCAS Conservatoires

16 November: extended deadline to upload videos into the Acceptd portal, details are on our video auditions page.

There are different requirements for Flute - please see below.

Application fee

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.

Your Application website pages

Woodwind [except Flute] requirements

  • Please upload two contrasting pieces of your own choice.

A piece can be a single movement, for example from a concerto, sonata or suite. Pieces should be performed with accompaniment (unless written to be performed as a solo item).

You may be contacted for a video interview after your recordings have been assessed, the interview may contain these items:

  • You may be asked to play scales, arpeggios, etc to ABRSM Grade 8 standard.
  • You may be given sight reading or quick study tests.

Written requirements

There are written requirements for some of our postgraduate courses. Please review these on the entry requirements page or on the course finder

Flute only requirements

  • Please upload two contrasting pieces of your own choice.

A piece can be a single movement, for example from a concerto, sonata or suite. Pieces should be performed with accompaniment (unless written to be performed as a solo item).

You may be contacted for a video interview after your recordings have been assessed, the interview may contain these items:

  • You may be asked to play major, minor (harmonic and melodic) extended scales (i.e. start on the requested tonic and go up to top A, A sharp, B flat or B and down to D, D flat, C sharp or C and then back to the tonic) and their extended arpeggios, these are to be played from memory.
  • You may be given sight reading or quick study tests.

Written requirements

There are written requirements for some of our postgraduate courses. Please review these on the entry requirements page or on the course finder