After the application deadline, shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an audition.

Auditions will take place in early September 2020, in London at the Royal Academy of Music and in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music. Other dates may be organised in other locations, dependant on applications.

For the audition, applicants should prepare two contrasting pieces, at least one of which must differ from the recordings submitted in the application.

Auditions can be accompanied or a Capella. Future Talent will provide piano accompaniment if required.
Equipment (e.g. microphone, amplifier, drum kit) can also be provided if required.

The panel will consist of a Future Talent staff member, one of the charity's Trustees, and external musical professionals.

Auditions will last approximately 15 minutes and will includea short interview with the panel.

The panel may choose to hear the entirety of both pieces or may stop the applicant midway through one or both pieces. Please be aware that this is done in the interest of timekeeping and does not reflect the panel’s thoughts on the audition.