Recorded Auditions

If you are applying via recorded application, please read the following information before sending us your material.

Prior to submitting a recorded audition, you must apply via UCAS Conservatoires.

Erasmus applicants should complete the required form available from the International Office at their Home institution.

Recorded auditions can be easily submitted online, using Decision Desk. You will need to create an account, but then you can easily upload the recordings you wish to be considered. Recordings will not be considered until a UCAS application has been submitted. Deadline for submitting on-time recordings for 2017 entry is Monday 14 November 2016.

Recorded Audition Contents

Once you have completed the UCAS Conservatoires application, you should proceed to Decision Desk to submit your video recording. Where possible, the panel will prefer to see a video recording of your speech and performance instead of listening to an audio recording. There should be two elements to your recording a) a speech and b) a performance.

a)  for the speech, you should record a passage of yourself speaking in English. First identify yourself by name and then say something about your musical background and the training you have had, your musical ambitions and your reasons for applying for the programme of study.

b)  for the performance, you should record three works (or extracts). Please note that the panel will wish to have some idea of the range of your ability, so provide works that provide contrasts of musical style and instrumental/vocal technique. Your performance must not be longer than 15 minutes in total. You can upload multiple files for this. 

Composition applicants use Decision Desk to submit portfolios. Again, you can upload multiple files to create your portfolio of between 3 and 6 compositions. All styles are acceptable and unfinished works may be included. The portfolio must illustrate your ability to produce notated scores and recordings should be submitted where possible. Deadline for submitting on-time composition portfolios for 2017 entry is Monday 14 November 2016.

Junior Fellowship applications must be made via Decision Desk. As above, portfolios, recordings and other relevant information can be uploaded together.

If the performance on the recording is found not to be your own, the place will be withdrawn immediately and no fees will be refunded.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any queries.

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Disclaimer

Please note that upon uploading your recording, portfolio and supplementary materials on Decision Desk, you are giving Trinity Laban the permission to also upload a copy of your UCAS application and any references received onto Decision Desk for the sake of assessing your UCAS application and your Decision Desk application simultaneously. 

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