Book your Assessment Centre at ELAM.

Please complete the form below to book into your Assessment Centre at ELAM. All Assessment Centres start at 5:00pm so please ensure you arrive on time and try to be at least 20 minutes early. See the map below. 

What will I do at the Assessment Centre?

1. Interview

This will be a one to one interview with a member of the ELAM team. We are keen to understand more about your accomplishments, aspirations and your understanding of the ELAM course.

2. Group Activity

You will be put into a randomly selected group with other prospective students to complete a short task. You will be given more information when you arrive. We are looking to see how you can work in a team.

3. Solo Music Performance

You will be required to perform a solo on your instrument or voice.  If you are performing with your voice you must have an accompaniment. The accompaniment should be a good quality backing track (MP3, WAV or AIFF - NOT on a CD) without your part on it.  If you are a vocalist you may accompany yourself on the guitar, ukulele or piano, for example.  Hundreds of good quality backing tracks are available on iTunes and other backing track websites.  A solo piano piece or a solo guitar piece that was intended as a solo may be performed without accompaniment. The performance piece can be one of your own compositions if you wish but there is no extra credit given for performing your own piece as this is a performance assessment, not a composition assessment.  You might have created your ‘own version or arrangement’ of someone else’s song or piece which is wholly appropriate. Your performance should be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes. You should prepare your performance to the highest possible standard and should chose something which shows off your musical skills effectively.

If you are a Producer please note that the ELAM music course is heavily performance based and you are required to be able to either play an instrument or sing/rap. At this Assessment Centre you will be able to play a track you have produced but you will also have to play an instrument of your choice or sing/rap.

What do I need to prepare in advance?

  • Prepare your journey, its not a good idea to be late for an interview.

  • Plan what you are doing in your solo performance and make sure you have everything you need.

  • Do your research about the course you will study at ELAM.

  • Think about some of your previous accomplishments so that you can share them with us on the day.

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Complete the form below to book your place at an assessment day

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