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.
Applications for 2021 entry open in mid-July. Due to restrictions associated with COVID-19 and the ongoing effect this will have into the Autumn Term, applicants for September 2021 entry should audition by recording in the first instance. Audition requirements for your chosen instrument are outlined within the pages below.
Please note that application dates and deadlines remain the same. RNCM panels will review all recorded auditions in November and December to ensure that offers are made before the end of the year.
At this uncertain time, our Admissions Team will be happy to accommodate specific audition requests where possible. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
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.
We hold auditions at the RNCM every November and December.
Covid-19: Due to restrictions associated with COVID-19 and the ongoing effect this will have into the Autumn Term, applicants for September 2021 entry should audition by recording in the first instance.
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
PR China (Agent)
Professor Song Yi
T +86 13911212507 or 15901066228
T +65 98772852
South Korea (Agent)
T +82 10 8799 5324
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. For on-time applications, please make sure your recordings reach us by 15 November 2020 (excluding those applying for composition, conducting and GRNCM).
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 requires 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.
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