All applicants for the programme must take an audition exam lasting approximately 10-12 minutes in duration. The date, time and venue of the auditions is normally announced by the college (please contact the Music Programme for further details).  It includes a short listening test, sight-reading exercise and brief interview. Details of the audition can be found on the UIC Music Programme website. The applicant should also nominate 1 of 2 streams; either (i) Performance or (ii) Composition.


Candidates wishing to enter the Performance stream must play 2 short contrasting works, or sections of works (each between 2 and 5 minutes long) on their selected instrument. We accept applications for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano. In special cases, other applications to study other musical instruments will be considered.


Candidates wishing to enter the Composition stream should submit a minimum of two compositions in the form of scores, recordings or a performance in the audition.