You should offer a free-choice programme of solo piano music (not concerto repertoire), a minimum of three works.
The programme should be 20–40 minutes long;
The programme should be 40–60 minutes long.
The programme can include movements of works and should show a wide diversity of character and style as well as evidence of technical accomplishment. The audition panel will select from this programme within the time limits available, but you may specify one work which you particularly wish to perform.
Chamber Music and Piano Accompaniment 钢琴伴奏/室内乐
You should prepare a programme (minimum 20 minutes) of songs and/or instrumental works, and including a short, technically demanding solo work. Some tests of musicianship and keyboard skills may be given.
You are expected to provide your own soloist/s for the audition.
However, at the London audition session the Academy will provide soloists with no charge for the following programme:
1、Beethoven: ‘Spring’ Sonata in F major op.24 for violin and piano, first movement
2、Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe, in C sharp minor (high key)
3、Debussy: Green, in G flat major (high key)
Please contact the Academy Registry at least 4 weeks before the first day of our audition session if you wish to choose this option; you will be able to rehearse with the soloists in the 30 minutes directly preceding your audition time, however we regret no additional rehearsal time is possible.
These requirements cover assessment for the Prof Dip and also (for candidates who are eligible) the Répétiteur Fellowship.
You should prepare two ensemble scenes, with at least three main characters, from two operas and be able to play them and sing in the vocal lines as far as possible. Half an hour before the audition you will be given some spoken language extracts in German, French, English and Italian to prepare for the audition. There will also be some sight-reading tests, and you may be asked to have an academic interview later in the day.
Organ Foundation 管风琴预科
1、Three contrasting pieces of your own choice (not exceeding 15 minutes).
2、Sight-reading / quick study test.
3、You may be asked to take some aural skills tests and you will be required to take a 50-minute written paper – see the details in the Undergraduates section below.
1、 JS Bach: Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, BWV 678
2、Plus free-choice item(s) not exceeding 10 minutes
3、You may be asked to take some aural skills tests consisting of a sight-singing test and some of the following:
- singing the middle notes in a chord
- identification of intervals
- sight reading of rhythms
- sight reading of two simultaneous different rhythms, to be sung and clapped
4、You will be required to take a 50-minute written paper including harmonisation of a melody and a short essay question of a general musical nature. You will be permitted to use a printed dictionary. Sorry, we cannot issue specimen papers.
Organ, Organ & Church Music 管风琴/教堂音乐
1、JS Bach: Either Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541 or Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 550
2、Plus free-choice item(s) not exceeding 15 minutes
3、There are specific requirements for written work to support your application (except MA).