Departmental Open Days
Find out more about upcoming Principal Study and departmental open days below.
Join us for our upcoming Strings Open Events, book now to meet our staff and students and explore our industry leading facilities and performance spaces. This is your chance to learn about the audition process, discover more about studying at Guildhall, and see first-hand why we were ranked the number one higher education institution for Music in the 2024 Guardian University Guide music league table.
Bowed Strings Open Day
Friday 19 January 2024
10.00AM - 5.00PM
(Registration will take place from 09.15AM).
The day will include a Welcome & Introduction session, an opportunity to observe teaching, a Chamber Music masterclass, lunchtime concert and access to an open rehearsal for the String Ensemble concert.
Complimentary tickets will be available for the String Ensemble concert that evening, taking place at 7PM in our Milton Court Concert Hall.
Our next Harp Open Day will take place on Wednesday 13 March 2024, booking for this event will open later in the Autumn term.
Join us for our upcoming Classical Guitar Open Day, taking place on Tuesday 30 January 2024 from 2pm - 6pm. Book now to meet our staff and explore our industry leading facilities and performance spaces. This is your chance to learn more about our programme, discover more about studying at Guildhall, and see first-hand why we were ranked the number one higher education institution for Music in the 2024 Guardian University Guide music league table.
Classical Guitar Open Day
Tuesday 30 January 2024
2pm - 6pm (registration from 1.30pm)
The event will begin with an informal information presentation and Q&A, and follow with student performances and an open rehearsal for the evening concert.
Guests will be invited to an Alumni Concert in our Milton Court Concert Hall, taking place at 7pm.
Our Wind, Brass & Percussion Open Day has now passed, please check back for future events.
Our Keyboard Open Day has now passed, please check back for future events.
Join us for our upcoming Vocal & Opera Studies Open Day, taking place on Thursday 22 February 2024, starting at 10am. During our event you will have the opportunity to meet our professors, observe a masterclass and our spring opera dress rehearsal.
Vocal & Opera Studies Open Day
Thursday 22 February
10.00AM - 4.00PM
(Registration to take place from 09:30AM)
Bookings to open soon
Join us for our Composition Open Day, taking place on Tuesday 13 February 2024, starting at 10am. Book now to meet our staff and explore our industry leading facilities and performance spaces. It's your chance to learn more about our BMus and MA programmes, discover more about life at Guildhall and see first-hand why we're ranked first in the Complete University Guide Arts, Drama and Music League Table 2024
Composition Open Day
Tuesday 13 February 2024
10.00AM - 4.30PM
Our Electronic & Produced Music Open Day has now passed, please check back for future events.
Our Jazz Open Day has now passed, please check back for future events.
Our Music Therapy Open Day has now passed, please check back for future events.
Our virtual PGCert Performance Teaching Open Evenings are a great way to find out more about the course, hear from Programme Leader Carlos Lopez Real and ask any questions you might have about the training.
Register for our Open Evenings in 2024:
- 15 Jan 2024 - 8PM - 9.30PM
- 11 March 2024 - 8PM - 9.30PM
Open Day FAQs
Do I have to come for the whole day?
No - the format of the open day is very informal and allows you to plan your day as you wish. The classes and components of the open days are scheduled to show you as much of what we do and offer as possible, so it is highly beneficial to attend the entire day.
Can I attend an open day if I am 16 and have not taken my A-Levels yet?
Yes - the open days are aimed at people who are auditioning or considering auditioning. You can also attend if you are younger than 16.
Will I be able to view the halls of residence?
No, we are unable to offer visits of the halls of residence on music open days, but you can take a look inside Sundial Court in our 360 Tour.
Will I have an opportunity to speak with Guildhall Professors or students?
Yes - there will be students around all day happy to answer your questions, and you will be able to talk to professors taking the classes. However if there is someone in particular you would like to meet with please contact the relevant Principal Study department and we will do our best for you.
Do I need to bring my instrument?
You will be advised by the department hosting the open day if you need to bring your instrument.
What level are the open days aimed at?
The open days are not aimed at undergraduate or postgraduate specifically, they offer an insight to what we offer.
I have a disability – do I need to let you know?
If you or someone who is accompanying you to the open day has a disability or require extra support or facilities, we are happy to help wherever we can. Please contact the Music Office on +44 (0) 207 382 7144 or email the relevant Principal Study department.
Who do I contact to answer further questions?
We are always happy to help. Contact details for all departments can be found on our Contact Us page.