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.

2022 Entry

Applications for 2022 entry are now open via UCAS Conservatoires, and the deadline to submit on time was 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.

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.

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. 

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)
Clarence Lam
T +852 56299625 

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

PR China 
RNCM Admissions
T  +44 (0)161 907 5226


Singapore (Agent)
Pauline Lee
T  +65 98772852 

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