Auditions in Asia and Australia

Auditions for 2019 entry:

Sydney and Singapore - October 2018

Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo - November 2018.

If you live in Australasia or East Asia, you should attend one of these auditions, or the main auditions held in London in December 2018.

In the ‘Choices’ section of your UCAS Conservatoires online application, use the ‘Audition method’ box to tell us the audition centre you want to attend.

The main application deadline for the Australia and East Asia auditions is 1 October 2018, 6pm UK time (18.00 BST). If you apply after that, we will be able to include you if there is space left at the audition venue - please email to let us know you've made the application. The exact time of your audition will be issued in early November.

If we are unable to arrange an audition for a late applicant, the Academy fee which you pay to UCAS Conservatoires will be refunded. If you have difficulty with the application payment, there is a UCAS Contacts web page which includes a telephone helpline for candidates outside the UK: +44 330 3330 232

Audition requirements

The audition requirements are the same as for a London audition (details are on the relevant Department page), except that:

  • the audition length may be different
  • violin candidates do not have to prepare a study 

Please be aware that our auditions in Australia and East Asia are NOT available for: Opera, Jazz, Conducting, Choral Conducting, Repetiteur, Composition, Musical Theatre or Research degrees – all of these are only auditioned in London.

Also, we regret it may not be possible to audition candidates for Harp, Percussion, Organ or Historical Performance because of limitations at the host venues. If you wish to audition for one of these principal studies, please contact the Academy Registry or your local audition coordinator before you complete your online application.

Supplementary notes about audition requirements can be downloaded here.

Musical Theatre candidates

If you are applying for the Musical Theatre MA degree, you can audition by video if you cannot travel to London – find out more here. The deadline for your application and recording is 1st November.

Composition candidates

If you are applying for Composition BMus year 1, MMus, MA or Professional Diploma, and you are unable to travel to London, you can request to have your interview through a video link.

The video interview date and time will be allocated within the London audition schedule in December. An interview will be offered to candidates whose portfolios pass the first assessment stage, as detailed here.

You must apply for a London audition and send your portfolio to the Academy by 2nd October. Please notify the Academy Registry by sending an email to, including your UCAS Conservatoires ID number, your full name as it appears in your passport and in your application, and your request to use video if you are selected for an interview.

Harp candidates

Harp candidates must arrange their own harp transportation and tuning, and must also prepare a video of their playing to upload into Acceptd for viewing by the Head of Harp at the Academy. 


Audition Fees

There is a £25 registration fee when you register your details in UCAS Conservatoires (for more information see here) as well as the Academy application fee of £150 (UK sterling). Your application will not be processed unless these fees are paid.

You can pay the fees by credit card to UCAS, using the UCAS Conservatoires online payment system when you submit your application, or you can call the UCAS telephone helpline for candidates outside the UK: +44 330 3330 232.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your language proficiency by 1st May to be admitted to the Academy. You can read details of the Academy’s English Language entry requirements here.

Visa Advice

If you are a non-UK or EU citizen you will normally need Tier 4 Adult (General) Student Entry Clearance to study in the UK. Please see our page with immigration advice for further information, or email the Admissions Manager.

Audition Dates and Details

We regret that auditions cannot be held on an alternative dates.

Results of auditions are normally issued to candidates through UCAS Conservatoires before Christmas, if the candidate has paid all their application fees.

If you have questions about having an audition in our Australia and East Asia centres, please contact the official representatives listed below. Only these representatives are recognised by the Academy. We do not recognise other agencies.


Audition dates: 16 and 17 October 2018

Audition venue: Australian Chamber Orchestra studio, Opera Quays, 2 East Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000


Details will be published here when available. Meanwhile you are welcome to contact


Audition date: 14 October 2018

Audition venue: School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968 


Details will be published here when available. Meanwhile you are welcome to contact


Shanghai Audition date: 13 November 2018

Shanghai Audition venue: School of Music, Shanghai University, 99 Shangda Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai

Beijing Audition date: 15 and 16 November 2018

Beijing Audition venue: China Consevatory of Music Affliated High School, 148 Chaoyang North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Royal Academy of Music

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UCAS Conservatoires


Professor Su Zhen
Central Conservatory of Music, 43 Bao Jia Street, Beijing, PR China 100031
Telephone and Fax: +86 10 83511052
Mobile: +86 13911868588

Hong Kong

Audition dates: 23 and 24 November 2018

Audition venue: Tom Lee Academy Hall, Unit 2-20, Level 12, MegaBox, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

How to apply

To apply for audition at our Hong Kong centre, please use the online UCAS Conservatoires system and select Hong Kong in the ‘Audition method’ section.

Please contact Mr Warren Lee for further advice and information – details are published below.

Please note that some Principal Studies cannot be auditioned in Hong Kong. Please check the details above before you apply, to see if your chosen Principal Study is available for audition at the Hong Kong centre.


Mr Warren Lee
GPO Box 8460, General Post Office, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 5181 2108


英国王立音楽院 (Royal Academy of Music)

Audition date: 21 November 2018

Audition venue: Matsuo Hall, Hibiya Marine Building B1, 1-5-1, Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006


Reiko Kakinuma
MBE 185, Eqinia Yokohama B1, 1-1-8, Kitasaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan 220-0004
Telephone: +81 (0)80 7737 4646


Audition dates: 18 and 19 November 2018

Audition venue: Royal Arts Hall, Royal Arts and Music Korea, Seocho-gu, Seocho-dong 1623-12, B1, Seoul


Dr Jae Eun Shin
Seochojungang-ro 29-gil, 28 (Banpodong, Mido APT), APT 306-207, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea
Telephone: +82 10 9334 8749


Audition Date: 11 November 2018

Audition Venue: Forum Music, No 4, Lane 187, Minzu West Road, Datong Dist., Taipei City 103, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


Ms Chia-Ying Jaqueline Tu
9F-5, No. 100, Section 2 Yonghe Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei 234, Taiwan
Telephone: +886 22921 3681 and +886 7397 6161
Mobile: +886 972 986 832