This FAQ updated: 26 September 2018.

We ask all audition candidates to do a sight-reading test, and other musicianship tests, as part of their audition. The kind of things you'll be asked to do depend on your age, and are listed on the How to prepare page:


A lot of people get worried about this part of the audition. The good news is that this is not the 'trick' bit where we are looking to catch candidates out. We want candidates to do well - and to help you we have a whole online course of musicianship videos, hosted on our YouTube channel. We'd recommend watching as many of them as you can, starting with the introduction.