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International Students

If you are an EU/international applicant and you cannot attend an audition in Birmingham or at one of our international audition centres, you must send a high quality video recording as online links or on DVD.

DVDs of auditions can be sent to:

Admissions Officer
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Office
Level 2, Millennium Point
Birmingham City University
Curzon Street 
Birmingham
B4 7XG
United Kingdom

Online links can be sent to:

International (non-European Union) auditions: conservatoire.international@bcu.ac.uk
EU auditions: conservatoire.admissions@bcu.ac.uk

If you are an international applicant already studying or living in the UK at the time of your application, you should request an audition by e-mail in Birmingham rather than sending an audition recording.

Recording guidelines for all applications

At the start of the recording, you must:

Introduce yourself and talk about your artistic influences, your inspiration to be a musician and your career objectives and any professional experience you already have. Please also introduce the pieces you will be playing.

This introduction should last no more than ten minutes.

Please note: All applicants sending in an audition recording must provide a Letter of Verification from their music teacher or Head of Department.

For applicants auditioning for our Undergraduate programmes, your audition recording must be witnessed by your music teacher. For applicants auditioning for our Postgraduate programmes, your audition recording must be witnessed by your Head of Department.

Please note that audition requirements vary between courses. See below for more details.

Audition Requirements 

Please select a department from the drop-down list to view our audition requirements: