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Music and Dance students can submit a recorded audition via Embark. Recorded auditions are exceptionally permitted for Musical Theatre applications.

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

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

To submit a recorded audition you will need to create an account, you can then easily upload the recordings you wish to be considered. Recordings will not be considered until a UCAS application has been submitted. Watch our step-by-step Embark tutorial below.

Music recorded auditions

Once you have completed the UCAS Conservatoires application, you should proceed to Embark 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 two to 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 Embark 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.

BA Music Performance and Industry recorded audition guidelines can be found here.

Junior Fellowship applications must be made via Embark. 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If the performance on the recording is found not to be your own, the place will be withdrawn immediately and no fees will be refunded.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 admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Dance Recorded Auditions

Once you have completed the UCAS Conservatoires application, you should proceed to Embark to submit your video recording.

Information about Dance auditions can be found here.

Please contact admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Musical Theatre Recorded Auditions

Applicants can submit online recording through Embark.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Two contrasting songs of your own choice, lasting no longer than 2 minutes per song.
  • One short monologue of no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds.
  • A dance piece lasting no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds.

Please split the above requirements into three separate video files lasting no longer than 5 minutes each. Please do not upload any ensemble recordings or productions.

Please contact admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk if you have any queries.



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