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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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you have any queries.
3 October deadline, 6pm UK time:
Deadline for all candidates for London or Video auditions to submit the UCAS Conservatoires application. (See the Your Application page for deadlines for New York and for São Paolo)
28 October deadline:
- London in-person candidates: deadline to create your profile in the Acceptd portal, with your referee contact details, and any written requirements required for your course choice (see below).
- Video candidates: deadline to upload audition recordings (including the spoken English 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 (see below) and your spoken English introduction.
Woodwind audition requirements
- 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). The two pieces do not have to be in a single 'take', but they should be from the same recording session with no editing.
- You may be asked to play scales, arpeggios, etc to ABRSM Grade 8 standard.
- You may be given sight reading or quick study tests.
- Flute candidates 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 asked to have a subsequent interview with one of the undergraduate academic staff, during which you can discuss your study plans and may be asked 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.
You may be asked to have a subsequent interview with one of the postgraduate programme tutors where you can discuss your study plans.
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. There are no academic written requirements for MA or PGCert. 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.
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 of our website, please click on the link below.