We are happy to offer pre-application advice and guidance about the suitability of making an application to the school. If you feel this would be helpful please send an email to Alice Herbert, with the following information about the person whose performances we will be assessing:
We will then contact you to make arrangements for your visit. Please note that visits and auditions take place during term time and during the school day.
Ideally the advice audition should take place in person at Chetham’s, but we realise that this isn’t always possible. If you are unable to visit in person, you can include YouTube links to video recordings of at least 2 pieces on your principal study instrument, as well as scales/arpeggios that reflect the level of repertoire presented. We would also ask you to begin the video/s with a short, spoken introduction of yourself and the pieces you are going to present.
There is a standard charge of £25 for advice auditions. However, if this cost presents a barrier to your accessing our advice, please let us know as we may be able to help.