Interview and portfolio requirements

All applicants for AYO’s Words About Music, Orchestral Management and Sound Production programs are offered an interview, and asked to provide a portfolio. Composition applicants are asked to provide a portfolio.


Interview requirements


All Orchestral Management, Words About Music and Sound Production applicants will be interviewed by video call by the relevant program tutor on Tuesday 5 October. Interviews are roughly 15 minutes in length, and will involve a short discussion about your career aspirations and reasons for applying to the program.


Portfolio requirements


Applicants will also be asked to provide a portfolio of supporting materials. Portfolios and interview results are completely confidential and will not be discussed outside AYO, nor will they be made available to any other organisation.

 

Sound Production

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, musical background and any previous experience (although this is not a requirement) in the area of sound production.
  • Written statement
    Tell us about your aspirations within the field of sound production, and explain your reasons for applying to the program (Maximum A4 page)
  • Any additional information that you feel is relevant to your application.

Words About Music

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, work experience, interests and any significant publications (Maximum 3 x A4 pages)
  • Written statement 1
    Tell us about your aspirations within the areas of broadcasting, music journalism, criticism, marketing, communications, etc., and explain your reasons for applying to the program (Maximum 250 words)
  • Written statement 2
    What do you consider to be an effective use of social media to communicate about music?
    (250–500 words)
  • An example of excellent writing
    One written piece that you consider to be excellent music journalism. This could be a concert review, feature, passage of prose from a book etc. Provide a brief statement discussing what you like about your chosen piece, and what makes it well-written
    (250–500 words)

Orchestral Management

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, musical background, employment and any previous experience in the area of arts administration or orchestral management
  • Written statement
    Tell us about your aspirations within the field of orchestral management, and your reasons for applying to the program (Maximum A4 page)
  • Any additional information that you feel is relevant to your application.

Composition

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, musical background, and any previous experience in the area of composition.
  • Written statement
    Tell us about your aspirations within the field of composition, and explain your reasons for applying to the program (Maximum A4 page)
  • Two recent compositions
    For each composition please provide a full score and, if available, a recording
  • List of compositions
    Please include a list of your compositions to date and provide details on any relevant performances of your work