For Joint Principal Study Conducting, candidates will be emailed repertoire to prepare for the audition at least three weeks prior to the audition date. This will most likely be with piano accompaniment. Sight reading may also be given, and there will be aural tests and an interview. All efforts will be made to schedule both Principal Study auditions on the same day.
The recording should consist of two contrasting works, preferably including both performance and rehearsal time. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an audition at the Royal Conservatoire in 2017. In the first round of the audition procedure, applicants will normally be required to conduct a work with piano. Aural tests will be given. Successful shortlisted applicants will then be called back to rehearse and performa work (or a section of a work) with an ensemble. The works to be conducted will be notified to the applicants at least three weeks before the audition date.