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

  • 1 study (level example: a concert etude by L. Milde)
  • 1 work by a living composer/ written in the last 40 years (level example: 1. Slowly from Elegy for Innocence by J. Scott
  • 2 movements from 2 different works in different styles (level example: 1. Allegro from J. Kozeluch Bassoon Concerto in C, and 2. Andante from Concerto in e minor by A. Vivaldi)

For all suggestions applicable: works of comparable or higher level are also acceptable. 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.