Auditions/interviews last approximately 15-20 minutes. For some instruments and for voice you may be asked to perform at a second audition on the same day.
The RCM issues a list of prescribed audition pieces. Performers may also be asked to undertake a short sight-reading exercise, and in some cases asked to play scales, arpeggios or other technical exercises.
The RCM does not require advance notice of your audition programme.
The RCM advises you to bring your own accompanist, but if you are unable to do so an accompanist can be provided by the RCM. The RCM does not need to know in advance if you require an RCM accompanist.
Candidates who have applied for either Joint Principal Study or Alternative Studies will be auditioned in both studies (instrument/voice/composition) on two separate audition dates. Candidates who have applied to do Second Study will not be auditioned for entry on the second discipline as any offer of a place will be made on the basis of the Principal Study audition. Auditions for Second Study take place shortly following commencement of studies.