Application and Audition Infomation

*Update: August 2019*

Tenor & Bass Vacancies - September 2019

The Choir of Royal Holloway has a vacancy for a Tenor and a Bass from September 2019. Enquries from under-graduates or post-graduates are welcome. Please contact the Choral Music Administrator ( for more information.

Applications for 2019/20 are now closed. If you have any enquiries, please email

The deadline for applications for Choral and Organ Scholarships is February each year for the following September.

The number of scholarships will be determined by the quality of the candidates selected for interview and audition at the College. The scholarships are of the value of up to £1,500 per annum (organ) and £700 per annum (choral).

For Choral Scholars, the audition consists of the performance of two contrasting songs (of the candidate's own choice), sight-singing, and aural tests, lasting approximately 20 minutes. Here are some examples of the level of sight-singing required:

For Organ Scholars, the audition will consist of the performance of two contrasting works (of the candidate's own choice), sight-reading, score-reading, accompaniment of a hymn and a psalm, and improvisation, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

It is not necessary for choral or organ scholars to read for degrees in Music. Applications will also be considered from postgraduate and current undergraduate students. Award of the scholarships will be conditional upon the candidates satisfying the University of London's entrance requirements and those of the College.


Candidates who wish to compete for these scholarships must submit an entry form direct to the College in addition to making an application for their chosen degree course through UCAS.

Applications for Choral and Organ Scholarships are currently closed. Applicants will have until the deadline to submit their application (with an accompanying recording) for consideration. Please read the guidance notes on the application form before submitting.

Please send completed forms & testimonials to the Choral Music Administrator, Department of Music, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX or to

A testimonial should be sent under separate cover by the Director of Music of the candidate's school (or other person qualified to judge the musical ability of the candidate) to be received by the same date.

All applications will be scrutinised by the Director of Choral Music and, on the strength of the candidate's experience and references, suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend an audition. Successful candidates will be contacted by e-mail, telephone, or letter and auditions will be held in March 2020.

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