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:

  • Polyphony: One work chosen from:

    • J.S. Bach

      • Three-part sinfonias

      • Wohltemperierte Klavier

      • some movements from one of the Suites or Partitas

      • a comparable work

  • Classical Sonata: One or more movements from a sonata by:

    • J. Haydn

    • W.A. Mozart

    • L. van Beethoven

  • Etudes: Two etudes with a minimum difficulty grade:

    • Czerny op. 299 or op. 740

    • Cramer

    • Moszkovski

    • Moscheles

    • Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassum

  • Performance pieces: Two performance pieces from various stylistic periods

  • Prima vista playing

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.