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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 the PDF below, which contains important information and details of specific audition dates.

Applications for 2019 entry are now open

To make an application we need to receive the following:

1. Completed online application form (link below)
2. £40 audition fee* (further information about how to submit your payment will be provided once you have completed the application form)

If you would like to visit the RCM Junior Department please see our information on Visit Days.

*We do not wish for the cost of the audition to prevent anyone from auditioning for the Junior Department, therefore if you have any concerns about this please contact us.

Application deadlines

Our application deadlines relate to our two groups of auditions. For more information on these, 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 would like to be considered for an early bird audition in February, we must receive your completed application by Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Main Session Auditions

The deadline for all other applications is Friday 1 March 2019. These auditions will take place in March and April.

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 2018 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)