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.
The application deadline for 2021 entry was 1 October 2020 and the review period for on-time applicants has now taken place. Late applications may be considered, subject to availability, up to 6pm (UK time) on Saturday 28 August. Due to the volume of on-time applications received, we are currently unable to accept late applications for undergraduate and postgraduate sopranos.
Please note that due to ongoing restrictions associated with Covid-19 auditions for 2021 are by recording in the first instance. All dates and deadlines remain unchanged.
Applications for 2022 entry are now open via UCAS Conservatoires, and the deadline to submit on time is 1 October 2021.
The audition process for this year will be in two stages:
- Stage 1: This provides an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and to showcase your technical skill and ability via a set of contrasting pieces or composition portfolio. For instrumentalists and vocalists, Stage 1 is by recording only, submitted via Acceptd no later than Friday 29 October. Composition and GRNCM/MusB applicants must submit their portfolio or recording by Friday 1 October.
- Stage 2: If successful at Stage 1, you may be invited to share more of your personality and discuss your current work and future aspirations via an additional performance and/or interview. You can choose to attend Stage 2 in person at the RNCM, but online options are also available for anyone who would prefer not to travel.
Click on your School of Study to find your specific audition requirements, noting that all BMus applicants must also take an online multiple choice theory test. This will be sent to you by email on Wednesday 6 October, to be completed by Friday 21 October.
Late applications may be accepted, where places are available, but we encourage all applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship to apply on time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
Overseas auditions are held in select locations throughout the year. They are conducted in English and replicate the audition process held at the College.
Covid-19: 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 over the coming weeks for further information.
Our official agents and ambassadors can assist you with your application and audition:
Hong Kong (Agent)
T +852 56299625
T +44 (0)161 907 5226
T +65 98772852
South Korea (Agent)
T +82 10 8799 5324