We understand that auditions are a significant milestone on every applicant’s journey towards a career as a conservatoire musician. The guidance below will help you prepare to the best of your abilities and make you aware of what will happen at your Royal College of Music audition.
Composers audition by submitting a portfolio of work to the RCM for consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.
Typical questions you may be asked during your interview include:
- Why do you want to study at the RCM?
- What are your musical interests?
- What do you think you need to do most to improve your composition?
Most students audition at the RCM in London. We also offer auditions at a number of venues overseas. The audition process differs between venues. You are advised to read the information below carefully.
Every student undertakes principal study in their main specialism, which lies at the heart of their RCM experience. You can audition for the following principal studies.