Your Audition

Auditions are an integral part of the conservatoire application process. They provide a chance for you to excel and it’s important that you’re as prepared as possible.

For on time applicants, auditions take place at the RNCM during November and December, but we also hold auditions in selected countries throughout the year and in some instances it may be possible to audition via recording.

2021 Entry

Audition requirements for your chosen instrument are outlined within the pages below. These requirements will be reviewed for 2021 entry and may be subject to change. Please revisit this page for updated information in July.

Advice Auditions

If you want to get a better idea of whether the RNCM is right for you, you can apply for an Advice Audition. These are available during January – June each year and currently cost £75 (£35 of which will be refunded if you apply for an entry audition within 12 months). Please contact to request an application form.

Onsite Auditions

We hold auditions at the RNCM every November and December.

Covid-19: We will update these pages shortly with further information relating to this year’s audition process,  but please note that application dates and deadlines remain unchanged.

Overseas Auditions

Overseas auditions are held in select locations throughout the year. They are conducted in English and replicate the audition process held at the College. 

Please note: all overseas visits are currently postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but we hope to travel as soon as we can. Please revisit this page for the latest information.

Please revisit this page over the coming weeks for further information. 

Our official agents and ambassadors can assist you with your application and audition:

Hong Kong (Agent)
Clarence Lam
T +852 56299625 

Japan (Agent)
And Vision
T 03-5577-4500

PR China (Agent)
Professor Song Yi
T +86 13911212507 or 15901066228 

Singapore (Agent)
Pauline Lee
T  +65 98772852 

South Korea (Agent)
Jae-Moon Lee
T +82 10 8799 5324 

Recorded Auditions

You can submit an audition by recording via Acceptd. Your recording must meet the relevant requirements for your instrument and course, and include a five-minute spoken introduction, in English, and answers to a set of interview questions provided in advance.

Please note: if you would like to be considered for an entrance scholarship, your recording must be submitted by 15 November.

Once your application has been reviewed, you may be invited for an informal interview if your Head of School require further information to aid their decision.

If you receive and accept an offer following your recorded audition, you may be required to sit an induction assessment on arrival in September. This is to confirm that you are the person in the recording and that your level of playing has not declined.

Click here for further information.