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How to apply to Junior Department

Junior Department Saxophonist
Entry to the RCMJD is competitive by audition in February, March and April for entry in September the same year. This is our only audition period, though we may offer auditions outside this period in exceptional circumstances.

Before making your application, please make sure you have read all the information in this section, including the age requirements, expected standard and audition requirements. You will also need to refer to our planned audition dates by reading the ‘RCMJD auditions information for applicants’ document.

Applications for September 2020 entry are now open

To make an application we need to receive the following:

  • Completed online application form
  • £40 audition fee

Further information about how to submit your payment will be provided once you have completed the application form.

We do not wish for the cost of the audition to prevent anyone from auditioning for the Junior Department. If you have any concerns about this please contact us and we will discuss your situation with you.

Application deadlines

Our application deadlines relate to our two groups of auditions. An overview of these is given below. For more detailed information, including precise dates and who can apply for Early Bird Auditions, please refer to the RCMJD auditions information for applicants above.

Early bird auditions

If you are a pianist or violinist and would like to be considered for an early bird audition in February, please indicate this on your application form.


We must receive your completed application by Friday 24 January 2020.

Main session auditions

All other auditions will take place in March and April.


We must receive your completed application by Sunday 1 March 2020.

Late applicaions

We will only be able to accept late applications in exceptional circumstances. If you would like to enquire about submitting a late application, please email and give as much information about the applicant as possible.

How to apply

Guidance for completing the online application form

In order to complete the online application form, which you will be taken to when clicking 'Apply now' below, you will need to have the following information available:

  • A recent passport-style, head and shoulders photo of the applicant in JPEG format
  • Most recent practical exam grade, mark and date for first and second study instruments if applicable, or approximate standard if no exams have been taken
  • If taken, most recent theory exam grade, mark and date
  • September 2020 school name, postcode, Headteacher, Head of Music and music department email address (if applicable)
  • Names of current ensembles and/or choirs with which the applicant performs

Please note:

  • You do not need to send us references
  • Please do not send copies of exam or festival mark sheets or certificates at this stage – we will ask for them if they are required


Apply for Junior Department

Clicking the button below will take you to our online application form. Please ensure you have read all of our guidance above before proceeding.

If you have any problems completing the application form, please contact us.

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If you have any enquiries about the application process or you are experiencing difficulty submitting an application, please contact our friendly team, who will be happy to help.

RCM Junior Department

General enquiries

+44(0)20 7591 4334 (11am-3pm Tues to Fri)