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 should be taken on a bass tuba in C, and consist of the following elements:

  • 2 studies with different characters such as Kopprasch, Vasiliev, Bordogni
  • 1 performance piece with piano such as Lebedev Concert no 1, Marcello 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.