Professional Experience Schemes

RNCM Professional Experience Schemes offer Year 3, Year 4 and Postgraduate RNCM students the chance to gain enviable real-world experience as ensemble musicians. Each year over 60 students undertake a professional placement with our orchestra partners, all of which provide invaluable insight and practical experience of life within the profession through auditions, rehearsals, education projects and public performances.

Applications for participation in the Manchester Collective Professional Experience Scheme are now open. Full details for this opportunity are listed below, together with relevant links for submitting your application.

The deadline for applications is 1700 on Thursday 12 December.

All applicants for this Scheme are guaranteed that their video application will be considered, prior to shortlisting for audition. Those invited to audition should note that part of the Professional Experience is to attend the audition so it is considered unprofessional to withdraw at short notice.

 Following the late withdrawal of so many applicants in previous years the RNCM and the PES partner orchestras have agreed that any candidate withdrawing at less than 72 hours' notice prior to the audition will be ineligible to apply to that orchestra again in subsequent years.  

The Moodle links below contain downloadable supporting information, and a link to the application form, and audition excerpts will also be available here from Monday 16 December.


Manchester Collective (Violin): Apply here

Last modified: Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:49 AM