Applicants must perform a piece showing the use of the pedal. Please supply a full list of repertoire studied over the last two years.
BMus (Hons) Music：
Performance from memory is advised. You should prepare a minimum of THREE contrasting pieces, making sure that your repertoire allows you to demonstrate the full extent of your ability, and includes music in contrasting styles and from different periods. The panel will choose pieces from your programme, but you may specify one piece with which you would like to begin your audition. You will be asked to play a short quick-study piece which you will be given at the start of your warm-up time.
Postgraduate Programmes in Music Performance：
Performance from memory is advised. Please prepare a minimum of THREE contrasting pieces, and aim to demonstrate a range of style and musical character, as well as technical accomplishment. The panel will choose pieces from your programme, but you may specify one piece with which you would like to begin your audition. You will also be asked to play a short quick-study piece which you will be given at the start of your warm-up time. Please supply a full list of repertoire studied over the previous two years.
Postgraduate Collaborative Piano：
You should prepare a programme of 20-30 minutes for your audition as follows:
1、An etude or short solo piece of your own choice
2、An example of an orchestral reduction, which could be either a movement from an instrumental concerto or an operatic aria
3、A movement from an instrumental sonata
4、A selection of song repertoire (i.e. Lied, mélodie or English song). The panel may choose from your selection in the audition.
MA Repetiteur Studies
There are typically two members of staff on an audition panel. The audition will last approximately 45 minutes.
For your audition, you should prepare:
An extract/short scene from two contrasting operas, singing in the vocal lines as you play. Each scene should involve at least two characters and at least one should be in a foreign language. Each extract should be no more than 10 minutes in duration. You may be asked to discuss the opera, characters or orchestration.
A short piano solo piece of your choice.
You should take care to select pieces which will allow you to demonstrate the full extent of your ability in a range of styles. The panel may also take the opportunity in the audition to work with you on selected sections from the works you have performed.
You will also be required to take a short sight-reading test from an opera vocal score, and to accompany a singer in a previously unseen recitative and aria (10 minutes will be allowed for preparation with the singer as part of your warm-up).
There will be a short interview, during which you will have an opportunity to talk about your future ambitions and to ask questions relating to the College and the course.
PGDip Advanced Professional Practice：
Instrumentalists should prepare a 30 minute recital programme. The panel will select pieces they wish to hear from your programme during audition. Please note that pieces may not be heard in their entirety. We will provide an accompanist, if required. There is no additional cost for this. You will have access to an individual practice room in which to warm up for 20 minutes before your audition starts.