How to Apply
Find out information on entry requirements for our Kindergarten Course and Brass & String Training Programmes, including audition preparation.
Applications for the Kindergarten Course are accepted for students entering Reception Year in September. No prior musical training is necessary. There are a limited number of spaces available at both sites, which are filled by random selection. Those not initially successful in gaining a place will be kept on a waiting list, should a space become available. The closing date for applications is 1 March for entry the following September.
Please note that reception year children are those who have their fifth birthday on or between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023.
Junior Guildhall does not accept external applicants into Year 2 of the String and Brass Training Programmes as children will be invited to progress from Year 1 of the Kindergarten Course following internal teacher assessment.
Those not initially successful in gaining a place will be kept on a waiting list, should a space become available.
Please note that Year 2 are those who have their seventh birthday on or between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023.
There are occasional opportunities for external applicants to enter the programme in Year 3 upwards. In the first instance parents should contact the Junior Guildhall office to check on availability of places. Following application, a formal audition will be arranged.
It will generally be expected that a child who is already learning an instrument should be prepared to play two contrasting pieces, a few scales, sightreading and to answer some general questions to establish level of musicianship. While auditions are highly competitive, the panel will be looking for evidence of musical potential, ability to concentrate and the level of development of motor skills.
Late applications will generally be considered. However, there may be a delay in arranging an audition date. We do try to hear all applications but cannot guarantee a place even if the student is of our entry level. In such cases, students may be placed on a reserve list.