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Choosing where to audition

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The Royal College of Music holds auditions in London, Asia and the USA. Auditions for all courses and all principal studies can be undertaken in London. Auditions for most courses and principal studies can also be undertaken in Asia and the USA.

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Application deadlines, application fees and audition dates vary between locations, as does the availability of RCM accompanists. You are advised to check deadlines, fees and restrictions carefully before selecting an audition venue.

We do not restrict auditionees by nationality at any of our venues. For example, our auditions in China are open to everybody, not just Chinese citizens. If you decide to audition at one of our overseas venues you should make sure you are available on the audition date(s) and that you have the necessary permissions to enter the country. Our audition panels are not at each venue for very long, so it can be difficult to arrange an alternative time if you are unable to make your allotted slot. If you know you will not be available on the required date(s) at a particular venue, you might want to consider a different venue.

UCAS Conservatoires applications

Applications are made through UCAS Conservatoires, unless you are applying for our Doctoral Programme or Exchange Programme (see below). 

Most performers can choose whether to audition in London or at one of our overseas venues. However, due to technical limitations, some principal study specialisms cannot be auditioned at our overseas venues. You can find details of these restrictions by clicking on each of the venues in the list below. For example, applicants for the Artist Diploma in Opera cannot audition overseas. 

Interviews for Composers and for applicants for the MSc in Performance Science and MEd in Music Education are also not available at our overseas audition venues.

UCAS Conservatoires application fees

Using UCAS Conservatoires incurs a £26 application fee. This is in addition to our assessment fees. You cannot use another system. Both the application and assessment fees are paid online through UCAS Conservatoires. If you encounter any problems with their payment system please contact their support team.

Late applications are subject to an additional fee of £10.

Auditions in London, UK

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 1 October 2020.

Late applications for September 2020 entry may still be considered for a limited range of principal studies.  Please contact us to check before submitting an application.

London audition fees

  • Single study instrumentalists or vocalists: £100
  • Single study composers: £115
  • Single study conductors (postgraduate level only): £115
  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160

Audition fee waivers are available for UK applicants to the BMus course from low income backgrounds. For further information on eligibility criteria please find out more on our BMus page.

London audition dates

Most London auditions and composition interviews will be held in late November to mid-December 2020. If places are still available a small number of late auditions may be held in early 2021. Conducting auditions will be held in February 2021. 

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

London audition venue

London auditions are held at the Royal College of Music in South Kensington.

Accompanists in London

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, unless you are applying for Percussion, 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.

Pre-Screening

Performers

Performers auditioning in London are not required to submit a pre-screening video as part of their application. Provided your application is submitted by the application deadline, you are guaranteed a live audition if the coronavirus situation allows (or video audition if you are not able to attend an audition in person).

Video Pre-Screening for Conductors

Conductors are assessed on the basis of a video submission in the first instance. Only those applicants whose videos demonstrate potential are put through to the second round and invited to participate in a live audition (or video audition if you are not able to attend an audition in person).

You should complete your UCAS Conservatoires application and submit your videos online via the RCM submission portal by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

See the conducting page for further information on how to prepare and submit your video audition.

Composers

Composers are assessed primarily on the basis of their portfolio. Only those applicants whose portfolios demonstrate potential are put through to the second round and invited to participate in an interview. 

You should complete your UCAS Conservatoires application and submit your portfolio online via the RCM submission portal by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

See the Composition Faculty page for further information on how to prepare and submit your composition portfolio.

Consideration for scholarships in London

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.

Auditions in Beijing, China

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 1 October 2020. 

Auditions unavailable in Beijing

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments, other than lute

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Beijing audition fees

  • Single study instrumentalists or vocalists: £115
  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160

Beijing audition dates

Beijing auditions will be held on 7 November (non-pianists), 8 November (pianists) and 9 November (pianists) 2020. 

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Bejing audition venue

Steinway Hall Beijing

Accompanists in Beijing

The RCM is not able to provide accompanists, so please ensure that you make arrangements to bring your own if required.

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

Consideration for scholarships in Beijing

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.

Auditions in Hong Kong, China

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 15 November 2020.  

Auditions unavailable in Hong Kong

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Organ auditions

An organ may be available on request, although there are factors beyond the RCM's control that might limit this availability. If you would like to audition on organ in Hong Kong please contact our Admissions team as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Hong Kong audition fees

  • Single study instrumentalists or vocalists: £115
  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160

Hong Kong audition dates

Hong Kong auditions are expected to be held on:

15 January 2021 (confirmed)

17 January 2021 (provisional - subject to confirmation)

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

Hong Kong audition venue

Hong Kong auditions will be held at multiple venues.

Accompanists in Hong Kong

The RCM is not able to provide accompanists, so please ensure that you make arrangements to bring your own if required.

Consideration for scholarships in Hong Kong

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.

Auditions in Shanghai, China

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 1 October 2020. 

Auditions unavailable in Shanghai

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Shanghai audition fees

  • Single study instrumentalists or vocalists: £115
  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160

Shanghai audition dates

Shanghai auditions will be held on 10 November (non-pianists), 11 November (pianists) and 12 November (pianists) 2020.

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

Shanghai audition venue

Kingdom Music Education Group, Shanghai

Accompanists in Shanghai

The RCM is not able to provide accompanists, so please ensure that you make arrangements to bring your own if required.

Consideration for scholarships in Shanghai

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.

Auditions in Tokyo, Japan

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 1 October 2020. 

Auditions unavailable in Tokyo

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Tokyo audition fees

  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160
  • All other candidates: £115

Tokyo audition dates

Tokyo auditions will be held on 5 November 2020. 

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

Tokyo audition venue

Tokyo auditions will be held at H Matsuo’s Studios.

Accompanists in Tokyo

The RCM is not able to provide accompanists, so please ensure that you make arrangements to bring your own if required.

Consideration for scholarships in Tokyo

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.

Auditions in Singapore

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 15 November 2020.

Auditions unavailable in Singapore

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Singapore audition fees

  • Single study instrumentalists or vocalists: £100
  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160

Singapore audition dates

Singapore auditions will be held on 9 January 2021.

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

Singapore audition venue

School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA)

Accompanists in Singapore

The RCM is not able to provide accompanists, so please ensure that you make arrangements to bring your own if required.

Consideration for scholarships in Singapore

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.

Auditions in Seoul, South Korea

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 1 October 2020. 

Auditions unavailable in Seoul

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Seoul audition fees

  • Single study instrumentalists or vocalists: £100
  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160

Seoul audition dates

Seoul auditions will be held on 3 November 2020.

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

Seoul audition venue

Seoul auditions will be held at The Cosmos Hall.

Accompanists in Seoul

The RCM is not able to provide accompanists, so please ensure that you make arrangements to bring your own if required.

Consideration for scholarships in Seoul

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.

Auditions in Bangkok, Thailand

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020.  The application deadline is 15 November 2020.

Auditions unavailable in Bangkok

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Bangkok audition fees

  • Single study instrumentalists or vocalists: £100
  • Joint principal study (only available to BMus students): £160

Bangkok audition dates

Bangkok auditions will be held on 20 January 2021.

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

Bangkok audition venue

Bangkok auditions will be held at Shrewsbury School.

Accompanists in Bangkok

The RCM is not able to provide accompanists, so please ensure that you make arrangements to bring your own if required.

Consideration for scholarships in Bangkok

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.

Auditions in New York City, USA

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 15 November 2020. 

Auditions unavailable in New York

Candidates for the following principal studies cannot audition at this venue:

  • Composition
  • Composition for Screen
  • Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Historical instruments

Candidates for the following courses cannot audition/interview at this location:

  • Master of Science in Performance Science
  • Master of Education
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Doctor of Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy

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 9 and 10 February 2021.

Availability of video auditions for those unable to audition in person

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

For those who are able to attend an audition in person, please note that arrangements may be subject to alteration. The safety of our audition candidates is paramount and the RCM is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the UK Government and the authorities in our overseas audition locations. Please check this page regularly for any updates

Video pre-screening

Performers auditioning at the RCM’s overseas audition venues are subject to a two-stage assessment process: 

Step 1: applicants submit their application on UCAS Conservatoires and a pre-screening audition video for assessment by the Faculty. Videos must be submitted by the application deadline for your application to be valid.

Step 2: applicants short-listed by the panel are invited to attend a live audition. In the event that the RCM is unable to hold live auditions at some of its overseas venues, applicants will be assessed for entry on the basis of their submitted videos.

Preparing and submitting pre-screening videos

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 to 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.

Audition by video interviews (for composers)

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, candidates for Composition and Composition for Screen for 2021 who have been selected for the second stage of the audition process can choose to have a video interview instead of an interview in London. You will still be considered for a scholarship using this method.

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020. The application deadline is 1 October 2020. 

Application fees for auditions by video interview

  • Single study composers: £115
  • Joint principal study composers (BMus applicants only): £160

Consideration for scholarships when auditioning by video interview

You will still be considered for a scholarship using this audition method.

The application process for composers

Composers are assessed primarily on the basis of their portfolio. Only those applicants whose portfolios demonstrate potential are put through to the second round and invited to participate in an interview. 

You should complete your UCAS Conservatoires application and submit your portfolio online via the RCM submission portal by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

See the Composition Faculty page for further information on how to prepare and submit your composition portfolio.

Audition by recording

Wherever possible, we recommend that performance candidates attend a live audition. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, any applicant who is unable to travel to an audition venue will be allowed to submit a video audition for courses due to commence in 2021. This applies to all Principal Study specialisms. Candidates auditioning by video will automatically be considered for scholarship.

Applications for entry in September 2021 will open on 16 July 2020.  The application deadline is 1 October 2020. 

Late applications for September 2020 entry may still be considered for a limited range of principal studies.  Please contact us to check before submitting an application. 

Restrictions

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: £100

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.

Tips for preparing a good recording

  • Your video constitutes the first stage of your assessment, so make sure that you are satisfied that it showcases you to the best of your ability. 

  • You may find it helpful to practice recording yourself and review your performance before filming your final video.  

  • Film your video in a well-lit location, with your camera placed on a stable surface.   

  • There are no dress requirements, but you should look professional.
  • Make sure the reviewers can see what you are doing! For example, for pianists it is important that your fingers can be seen. 

  • Check the quality of your recording carefully before submission. 


You should complete your UCAS Conservatoires application form and submit your recording online via the RCM submission portal below by the application deadline. 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 will not be considered.

Submit your recording

Non-UCAS Conservatoires applications

Applications for our Doctoral Programme are submitted directly to the RCM. Live interviews are only available in London (subject to UK government guidance with the coronavirus situation) although if you are unable to travel an interview by video-conferencing will be possible. Further information on fees and deadlines is available at: 

Doctor of Music, DMus

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

Applications for our Exchange Programme are submitted online using the EASY application system. No live auditions are required, but applicants must submit a recorded audition or composition portfolio. Further information on deadlines is available at: 

Undergraduate exchanges

Postgraduate exchanges

Audition requirements

Candidates for the BMus programme who have applied for joint principal study will be auditioned in both specialisms. The two auditions may or may not be on different dates.

Speak to our Admissions team

If you would like to talk to someone about applying to the Royal College of Music, our audition process or our expected standards, feel free to contact our friendly Admissions team who will be happy to advise you.

Admissions

Admissions and general audition enquiries

admissions@rcm.ac.uk