*Submission deadline: Sunday 6 September 2020.

It’s School of Music audition season and we want you to feel prepared!  We are accepting short video recordings (about five minutes in length), after which we’ll schedule you for a live, one-to-one, 15-minute consultation with an RCS member of staff to discuss your recording.

To apply for this, please click on the ‘Book Now’ button which will take you to the RCS application portal. Under ‘Start an Application’ on the left-hand side of the page click Select a Programme and choose Audition Prep Consultation. You will be asked to provide:

  • answers to a few general application questions (e.g., name, email, date of birth, instrument, etc.)
  • a submitted recording of one piece/excerpt of no more than approximately 5min (you can provide either by a URL/link, such as YouTube, or you can upload a recording directly onto the application)
  • your approximate availability during 9-18 September, when we will try to schedule a 15min one-to-one consultation with an RCS member of department staff to discuss your recording; and
  • a fee of £20

This offering is available for nearly all performance degrees in classical and traditional music.  Please note, however, that this offering is NOT OPEN for the following degrees:

  • Chamber Music
  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Historically Informed Performance Practice (HIPP)
  • Jazz
  • Opera
  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Piano for Dance
  • Repetiteurship
  • Timpani & Percussion

We will aim to be in touch on 7 or 8 September with a suggested date and time for your consultation (between 9 – 18 September).  If there are any scheduling difficulties, or technical difficulties on the day, we will aim to make alternative arrangements with you to ensure that your consultation session is fully realised.

*Please note that you will not be able to record this session and we will not be able to provide written feedback.*



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