The entrance exam consists of a practical and a theoretical part. You will have to be successful in both parts in order to secure a place.

The instrument should have a free-bass system.

The practical exam (audition)
The practical exam consists of the following elements:

  • one piece from the baroque period e.g. Bach - 2/3 voice inventions

  • one study or alike piece e.g. Werner - 12 Tango Studies no. 1 & 2 Bartók - (parts from) Microcosmos

  • one performance piece e.g. Lundquist - Botany Play Semjonov - Children's Suite no. 1

The evaluation of the practical part of the entrance exam will be in part weighed by the following factors:

  • previous music education

  • development prognosis

  • professional perspective

  • technical realisation

  • musical expression

The combination of these factors is also of essential importance. Not (yet) being able to perform the pieces on the list at an optimum standard is therefore in itself not a reason to prevent you doing an entrance exam!

Please find examples of theory exams here.