Wherever possible, we recommend that candidates attend a live audition. However, candidates who are resident outside Europe and who are unable to attend one of our live venues may choose to audition by video recording. This option is only available to instrumentalists and vocalists.
Applications for entry in September 2019 are now open. The application deadline for applications by recording is 1 October 2018.
Late applications may be considered for some courses and principal studies. Please contact our Admissions team to check before submitting a late application.
Auditioning by recording is only available to candidates resident outside Europe.
Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition by recording:
- Composition for Screen
Candidates for the following performance courses cannot audition by recording:
- Bachelor of Science in Physics and Music Performance
- Artist Diploma in Opera
Different application processes apply for the following courses (please see the relevant course information page for details):
- Master of Science in Performance Science
- Master of Education
- Doctoral of Music
- Doctor of Philosophy
Application fees for auditions by recording
- Single study instrumentalists or vocalists with or without a second study: £100
Consideration for scholarships when auditioning by recording
You will not be eligible for consideration for scholarships using this application method.
How to audition by recording
Your recorded audition should consist of a video recording lasting approximately 20 minutes. Audio only recordings will not be accepted.
Candidates should prepare the same repertoire as candidates auditioning in person. Please refer to the audition requirements stipulated by the relevant faculty.
You should submit your recording online via the RCM submission portal by the application deadline for your course. The information you upload to the portal does not constitute your entire application, but does form an integral part of it. You should ensure you have provided everything that is required. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
The online portal will be open shortly. A link will be available here when it opens. Please check back soon.