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Age requirements

A young member of the Junior Department in a choir rehearsal
Students are admitted from the age of eight upwards and normally remain in the RCMJD until the end of secondary schooling (aged 17 or 18), provided that they continue to merit their place.

Students are normally admitted for a minimum of two years’ study. If you are interested in studying for one year only, please contact the RCMJD office before applying. Please note that we do not normally admit Gap Year students, and that if you want to apply as a first study singer, you should be at least 14 years old for reasons of vocal maturity.

Too big?

If you have finished school or are over 18 and you are interested in studying at the RCM please refer to our course information.

Too little?

Our learning and participation team offer a range of activities for all ages and abilities so if you're not yet old enough to apply to RCMJD, check out what musical fun they've got on offer on our RCM Sparks website.