Postgraduate or Masters Piano, Organ, Harpsichord or Accordion
A minimum of three contrasting works should be presented at the audition. The panel
will hear approximately 25 minutes of playing.
Postgraduate Advanced Accompaniment
Candidates will be required to accompany a singer and an instrumentalist in works
notified to them two weeks in advance.Candidates will also be required to play at sight and
undertake a quick study test, which will be given to them shortly before the audition.
Postgraduate Dance Accompaniment
Selection to the course will be by means of a competitive audition, in two parts,
conducted by appropriate members of staff from both the Royal Conservatoire and Scottish
Ballet comprising of:
performance of one short piano work (no longer than 5 minutes in duration) of the
sight-reading from a piano score
performance of prepared ballet excerpts (candidates will be sent a selection of
these in piano score form in advance)
Harmonise a simple melody at sight
basic improvisation, to take the form of simple classroom warm-up exercises to
be accompanied by the candidate
an interview to assess the candidate’s suitability - in terms of
knowledge, experience and commitment - for the course.
Demonstrate the ability to play a prepared excerpt following a conductor’s
Accompanying (through improvisation at the keyboard) a series of exercises in the
form of a mini ballet class under the direction of a tutor from Scottish Ballet.
Only those candidates who pass Part 1 of the audition process will proceed to Part