Candidates who are successful at the screening stage will receive a link to complete the online audition application.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools in the UK, giving pupils on this course a fantastic music education. This course develops the essential components of the music industry. It is designed to offer appropriate training for those who have career aspirations in this area.

The curriculum covers three broad interdisciplinary areas of learning: live performance skills, song writing and composition, and music production. Pupils on the course are taught by industry musicians, who are actively working in the business.


Audition Information

Audition Schedule

  1. Two popular songs (post 1960 – current day) to be performed from memory. This could include original material, an arrangement of an existing piece, or a combination of both. The two pieces should be contrasting in style and tempo, and demonstrate the candidates ability and understanding of the techniques and effects associated with their principal instrument or voice. Each piece should last no longer than two-and-a-half minutes. Candidates are asked to supply the sheet music (with cuts marked in) for the accompanist, if required. However, we are happy for candidates to accompany themselves or use backing tracks where appropriate.
  2. Candidates may be required to complete some simple aural and theory assessments as part of the audition.
  3. During the audition candidates may be interviewed with specific regard to relevant experience, aspirations, career choices and personal qualities/skills.


Educational Test

All candidates will sit an academic assessment. The academic part of the audition involves a computerised verbal and non-verbal reasoning test followed by a 10- minute writing test from which we can identify very quickly if a candidate has difficulties with handwriting speed, spelling or grammar.


All candidates are required to attend an entrance audition for the school. These are held in the autumn and Spring Term each year. Suitability for a place is determined on talent and potential shown at the time of audition.

Final auditions take place in February or March of each year and successful candidates are offered places to start in the following September.