Composition auditions will take 30 minutes and take the following format:
|PRIOR TO THE AUDITION||
Submit a portfolio of between 3 and 6 compositions. Any 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. Your portfolio will normally be assessed by the Head of Composition and an additional relevant member of staff.
Portfolios should be created online using Decision Desk. Read more about recorded auditions.
You will be automatically scheduled for an interview providing we receive your application in advance of the deadline.
|DURING THE AUDITION||The audition will take the form of a discussion about your compositions, interests and ambitions. You will be asked to perform a prepared piece of 2-3 minutes of your choice in length in a style and on an instrument of your choice (including voice) and you may be asked to improvise as well. A piano will be provided but you will need to bring any other instrument yourself.|
|DURING THE AUDITION DAY||BMus applicants must sit a 20-minute musicianship test, designed to test their aural skills. Please note that past papers are not available.|
Your portfolio will be assessed according to:
|RECORDED AUDITIONS||Recorded auditions will be assessed using a portfolio as described above, but in addition you will be required to provide a spoken introduction to their work.