The application deadline for entry in September 2020 was 1 October 2019. Late applications may still be considered. Please contact us to check before submitting an application.
Applications for candidates wishing to audition in New York are pre-screened. Instrumentalists and singers for this venue are required to submit a video by the application deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to audition in New York.
The RCM does not require advance notice of your audition programme.
Auditions unavailable in New York
Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:
- Composition for Screen
- Historical instruments, other than lute
Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:
- Bachelor of Science in Physics and Music Performance
- Master of Science in Performance Science
- Master of Education
- Artist Diploma in Opera
- Doctor of Music
- Doctor of Philosophy
How to submit your pre-screening video
Your recorded audition should consist of a video recording lasting approximately 20 minutes. Audio only recordings will not be accepted.
The repertoire for requirements for pre-screening are the same as for live audition. Please refer to the audition requirements stipulated by the relevant faculty.
You should submit your recording online via the RCM submission portal by 1 October 2019. 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.
Submit your video
New York audition fees
- Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160
- All other candidates: £115
New York audition dates
New York auditions will be held on 20 & 21 January 2020.
New York audition venue
New York auditions will be held at the DiMenna Centre, New York City.
Accompanists in New York
If you require an accompanist and cannot bring your own the RCM can provide an accompanist for you. You do not normally need to let us know whether you need an accompanist or provide copies of the music in advance. Please remember to bring a hard copy of the music for the accompanist, digital music is not permitted.
Consideration for scholarships in New York
Applicants will be considered for scholarships as well as places. Eligibility for scholarships is based on merit, which is determined by performance at audition or the strength of portfolio and interview for composers. There is no need to submit a separate application.