The audition will last for 30 minutes. Assessments will be based upon the applicants ability to combine creativity with a sound technique and strong aural skills. The table below provides information about the audition process.
|DURING THE AUDITION||– Perform two pieces – either two standards or one standard and an original composition – that best illustrates your interest and ability in areas of music that involve improvisation. Some knowledge of jazz based improvisation should be demonstrated, but non-jazz improvisation may also be employed.
– Have a short interview
– Improvise over changes by ear and from reading chord symbols
– Repeat phrases played by a member of the audition panel (who will play the same instrument as the applicant)
|DURING THE AUDITION DAY||All Masters applicants will be required to take a 30-minute written test, to include a critical commentary on a piece of prose. Please note past papers are not available. Alongside this MA and MMus 1 Year Intensive applicants are also required to bring with them to the auditions a recent (within the last 12 months) piece of academic writing (2,000-5,000 words) with appropriate referencing on any music or music-related topic.|
Jazz Vocalists, please note that microphones will not be provided. If you require a microphone, please bring your own.
Jazz Drummers should bring their own cymbals and clutch.