APPLY

Applications for September 2022 are not yet open, but will do so this autumn. If you have any questions, please contact us.

How it works

Our application process is two-fold. First of all, you need to complete an application form and send it to us at choraladmin@royalholloway.ac.uk. You also need to submit a recording^. This recording should be of you singing one piece. It may be accompanied or unaccompanied from any era, but jazz, pop and musical theatre pieces are discouraged. 

If you are successful, we will shortlist you for an audition*. This will consist of singing two pieces of your choosing, some sight-reading (examples below), aural and or range tests, and an opportunity for questions. 

Referees should  complete this form and email to us at the above address. 

*due to the ongoing pandemic, we may hold our auditions at a later date, or online. 

^if you are unable to record yourself during the current lockdown restrictions, please get in touch with us, and read these instructions on  recording at home

Helpful documents:

To find out more about how to apply, please see the attached guidance below for scholarships. Below you will also find example sight-reading exercises, and links to the application form.

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 and reference to the Choral Music Administrator: choraladmin@royalholloway.ac.uk. Please note: we will contact your referee upon receipt of your application.

All applications will be scrutinised by the Director of Choral Music and, on the strength of the candidate's experience and reference, suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend an audition. Successful candidates will be contacted by e-mail.