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BEd Audition Preparation – Performer

Weekend course

Introduction

*Update 18/10: It is not currently possible to book online. Please contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

*If you are a Junior Conservatoire student please contact the Junior Conservatoire through juniors@rcs.ac.uk before booking*

This one-day short course aims to help you to gain a clear understanding of the course content and audition processes for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BEd Music degree programme.

This course will be taught by lecturers from BEd Music Programme who will offer practical advice on the audition and interview process as well as answering any questions. Students should finish the course with a clear understanding of what will be expected of them when either they come to apply and audition or advise their own pupils on the process.

Students who would benefit from this course may be:

  • school students, S3 and above with an interest in applying for the BEd Music degree programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • music students in further education and in the process of applying for our degree courses
  • a music tutor/teacher preparing students for auditions

You have the opportunity to participate in this day as a performer or an observer.

Introduction

*Update 18/10: It is not currently possible to book online. Please contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

*If you are a Junior Conservatoire student please contact the Junior Conservatoire through juniors@rcs.ac.uk before booking*

This one-day short course aims to help you to gain a clear understanding of the course content and audition processes for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BEd Music degree programme.

This course will be taught by lecturers from BEd Music Programme who will offer practical advice on the audition and interview process as well as answering any questions. Students should finish the course with a clear understanding of what will be expected of them when either they come to apply and audition or advise their own pupils on the process.

Students who would benefit from this course may be:

  • school students, S3 and above with an interest in applying for the BEd Music degree programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • music students in further education and in the process of applying for our degree courses
  • a music tutor/teacher preparing students for auditions

You have the opportunity to participate in this day as a performer or an observer.

Course outline

Students on this one-day intensive short course will receive expert advice on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s audition procedure for the BEd Music degree programme.

Beginning with a discussion about the Royal Conservatoire’s BEd Music degrees, you will observe a current degree student being put through their paces demonstrating all aspects of the audition and interview process.

As well as observing a mock music audition for the BEd (Music) programme, you will have the opportunity to play in a performance class, receiving individual feedback on your playing; take part in a keyboard harmony class; and work on specimen written entrance papers.

A member of the Conservatoire’s Registry team will then present a session on the application process with students having the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

Places to play in the afternoon performance class will be strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

Applications are now closed for the Agnes Allan bursary.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you. You can also download a FAQs document here: Agnes Allan Bursary FAQs



Entry requirements

This is an open access course with no specific entry requirements.

Preparing for your course

If you wish to perform in the performance class then prepare and bring a piece (with accompaniment) you would like to present.

If you are planning to audition this year then this could be one of your audition pieces, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are planning ahead to audition next year or beyond then just bring a piece you would like to perform and receive feedback on.

Observers and performers should bring a notebook for all the information you will receive during the day.

Short course feedback

“The class was extremely helpful. I felt completely comfortable despite the pressure I felt beforehand. Everyone was so friendly and John Gormley was extremely supportive and informative. Will recommend to anyone that shows an interest in music teaching in the future.” BEd Audition Preparation student 2015/16

Observers

You can also join this course as an observer, rather than a performer.

This means you will not have the chance to perform a rehearsed piece, but you will be able to observe the mock auditions and take part in the rest of the course.

The tuition fee for an observer is £35.

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At a glance...

BEd Audition Preparation Saturday, 10am–5pm 70 performers / £36 observers

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.