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 e.g.: Bochsa, Naderman, Damase or a more advanced level
  • (parts of) 2 solo performance pieces in different styles e.g.: Tournier - Au Matin Natra - Sonatine or Prayer Naderman - Sonatine Soulage - Choral Bach - Prelude from the Wolhtemperierte Klavier Orthel - 5 Bagatelles Pierné - Impromptu Caprice Watkins - Suite Debussy - Première Arabasque Scarlatti - Sonate

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.