Entry requirements


The minimum age for study is 18 by 31 December in the year of joining the Academy.
There is no upper age limit for applicants. 

Audition requirements

Please see the relevant department pages for specific details on auditions for your own instrument or specialism. It is not normally permitted to audition twice for the same study during the same admissions session.


The Academy does not discriminate against students on grounds of age, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion, etc. It does, however, judge applicants critically on their personal suitability for a course of study according to ability and their potential to develop into professional musicians. See other information about student support.


Our disability section has information on support for any additional needs, including specific learning difficulties and disabilities, including exam arrangements and specialist tuition.