The Audition Experience – The Early Years

The Early Years will cover repertoire, presentation and interaction with the accompanist. Chris Knowles will look at the choice of repertoire, languages and performance; Mo Sharpe will concentrate on appearance, dress, movement and interaction with the panel; and Liz Rowe will examine how to get the best out of the accompanist on the day, how to communicate verbally and musically under pressure, and what to do if things go wrong. The session will include individual and group participation.



Venue: Concert Artistes’ Association, 20 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HP

The Session Structure

Introduction: the first minute of an audition (how you dress/present yourself, walk in, greet the panel, speak to the accompanist).

Practical session: each singer sings his/her aria and receives feedback.

Final session: an open discussion of points raised.


£99 + VAT

It is a condition of acceptance that you will have successfully completed a relevant course at a recognised music college or conservatoire (if in doubt please contact Musicmakers). Otherwise applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve your place, payment in full is required at registration. Payment is non-refundable.