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 most 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.

Please note: Audition outcomes for 2020 applicants will be delivered before 24 December 2019 via UCAS Track. If you’re successful in gaining a place, we’ll email details of your offer separately. At this point, it’s important that all required information is uploaded to your Acceptd account, including completed references from your referees.

The pages below outline the specific requirements for your chosen instrument, but if you have any questions please email or call 0161 9075 465.

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.