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The performance side of the audition process to become a musician in the Corps of Army Music.

Audition guide for candidates hoping to join the Corps.

  • Making a good first impression is always useful in order to start things on a positive note and this audition is no exception.
  • The process will begin with a theory of music assessment paper.
  • The time allowed for the paper is 1 hour 30 minutes and you can leave when you are confident that you have completed it to the best of your ability.
  • You will have an interview with one of the Manning Team within the Headquarters Corps of Army Music.
  • You will then be given some time to warm up prior to the audition itself.
  • The audition will take place in one of the classrooms here at Kneller Hall.    
  • Remember, as part of making a good impression, appearance is important, especially in the British Army.  Therefore, men may wish to wear a suit and women the equivalent.
  • Conduct yourself in an appropriate manner – be polite and respectful

Shortly after your audition you will receive a formal letter from the Personnel Selection Officer notifying you of whether or not you have been successful. 

If successful, then congratulations! You have now completed and passed the Corps of Army Music audition. 

If unsuccessful, you may receive a detailed deferral report, highlighting the areas that need improvement should you be invited to re-audition.

If for any reason you are unable to attend your audition at the allotted time, please do contact us at the earliest opportunity using the details on the 'Contact Us' page and we will look to organise another time.