Frequently Asked Questions


1. How can I apply for auditions?

You can find all the information on auditions and the admission process here.

2. I’m having problems in sending the application form

Check that you are respecting the character limitation established in some fields and that you are not using characters from your language that do not exist in Spanish (for example: ß, Ł, ǽ). If you are unable to successfully send the form, please contact us at this email: esmrs@albeniz.com.

3. What fees do I have to pay to audition?

There is an €75 application fee for auditions for 2020-2021 at the Reina Sofía School of Music. You only have to pay one fee, even if you apply for more than one department.

If you are pre-selected for auditions, we will contact you via email one month before your audition date. These take place in Madrid and entail a €30 audition fee, to be paid before the audition date.

4. How much does it cost to study at the School?

All students enjoy a tuition-free education. The only payment is €1,200 as a reservation fee.

5. Should I bring a piano accompanist to the audition?

The school provides a piano accompanist for auditions in each of the departments, but with prior notice you can appear with your own piano accompanist.

6. Can you enrol in two or more departments?

You can enrol in all the departments you want, specifying the chosen repertoire in each of them.

7. What is involved in the musical analysis test?

You can find the information on the test for each department here.

8. Can you perform the audition online?

The audition is held in person at the headquarters of the Reina Sofia School of Music in Madrid.

9. What is the audiovisual support required in the registration?

This is a recording of a piece of your choice accompanied by a pianist (except pianists) which should last approximately 10 minutes. This recording should be accessible on any online platform: YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc. You can indicate up to three links.

For applicants to the Composition Chair the recording must include a short a short presentation of the pieces included in the dossier. More information here

10. What documents should I bring?

  • Scores of the works you are going to perform

11. Can I apply even if I do not live in Spain?

Yes, candidates from all countries can take part in the admission process. You should take this information into consideration.

12. Can I enrol again in the entrance exams despite not having been selected in previous years?

All candidates may apply as often as they want, provided they meet the requirements of the call.

13. What study programmes are offered?

The School offers various curricula: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Private Degree. You can find all the information about the different programmes in the section on School Curriculum.

14. Do you offer distance learning?

No, all students at the School must establish their residence in Madrid.

15. Are Erasmus students admitted?

At this time there is no Erasmus agreement. All students must study at the School for a full academic year (from October to June).

16. Can I take only the performance classes? Are there any other compulsory classes?

Students at the School must attend both the performance classes as well as the theory classes in the study programme.

17. Are the classes in Spanish and English?

The performance classes are taught in Spanish or English. Theory classes are taught in Spanish. Classes that are taught in other languages have an interpreter.

18. Is a certificate of Spanish language level required?

It is not necessary to present any certificate. The official language at the school is Spanish, so an intensive Spanish course will be offered to all non-Spanish-speaking students in their first year of studies.