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Online Tertiary Auditions January 2021

Published: 4th Nov, 2020
Photo: Chris Dowdall, December 2019

Auditions for RIAM's tertiary programmes will take place online in January 2021

In response to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, RIAM's tertiary auditions will be conducted online in January 2021. Candidates will be contacted after the December 1st application deadline with information on the following 2 stage audition process.

STAGE 1: recorded performance and written theory test, submission window 11th to 15th January 2021

Candidates will be given a link to upload recordings, with undergraduates uploading two pieces totalling 15 minutes duration and postgraduates uploading a 20-minute programme of free choice.

Undergraduate vocal applicants are asked to submit the following for their recorded audition:

  1. An aria in Italian from the 17th or 18th century
  2. A song in English, German or French

Undergraduate and Access Programme candidates will also be given the link to a written music theory paper, which must be completed and uploaded during this January window.

Candidate recordings and music theory tests will be assessed by a panel of experts, and shortlisted candidates will go forward to stage 2.

STAGE 2: Interviews and ear tests 25th to 29th January 2021

Shortlisted candidates from stage one will be invited to a Zoom interview, which will address their motivation to take part in the course and their career ambitions.

Bachelor and Diploma candidates will also be given an ear test at the conclusion of their Zoom interview, equivalent in standard to grade 6 RIAM Exams Aural Tests.

Download sample aural tests from the link below:

Sample Aural Tests (BMus & Diploma) 

If you have any questions about the process, please contact roisinmurphy@riam.ie