On-campus auditions are back at AIM!
If you’re applying to study at the Australian Institute of Music, you’ll need to audition or submit a portfolio to be assessed for admission. Live auditions are now held on campus every week. They’re a great way to get instant feedback and check out our incredible facilities.
What to expect at your audition
Performance – Contemporary
For contemporary performance, you will perform 2 contrasting pieces from any contemporary genre (total duration no longer than 10 minutes). Vocalists must use either backing tracks or an accompanist for both songs. Instrumentalists must perform at least 1 song with a backing track or accompanist. Please bring any other optional documents as per the requirement form.
Performance – Classical
For classical performance, you will perform 2 contrasting classical pieces (total time no longer than 15 minutes). Please bring an extra copy of the sheet music for the examiner. Bring any other optional documents as per the requirement form received after completing your application. All applicants need to bring their own instruments. A piano will be available for those auditioning for classical piano and for accompanists.
For music theatre, you will perform 2 contrasting musical theatre pieces (total duration no longer than 10 minutes). Both songs must be performed with either backing tracks or an accompanist. You will need to bring any other optional documents as per the requirement form.
The Audition Process
At your audition, it is your chance to show us what you’re about as a musician. It’s not a test – it’s an opportunity for you to share your talent and passion for music. We know this can be nerve-wracking so we’ve put together our Top 5 tips for nailing your audition. You can also watch this short video featuring our wonderful academics explaining the audition process.