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.

Practical section entrance exam
You prepare a programme of ca. 20 minutes of which about 15 minutes will be played during the exam. The works on the programme should be chosen from several style periods and serve the aim to evaluate your musicality, technical ability, level of stylistic knowledge and affinity with the performed repertoire.

The following programme or similar pieces should be prepared for the audition:

  • A work with diminutions from the first half of the XVIIth century or a madrigal/chanson with diminutions. Alternatively English divisions can be chosen.
  • Some movements of a suite from one of the five books of pièces de viole by Marin Marais.
  • Two movements from a sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philpp Telemann or Carl Friedrich Abel.

Theoretical section entrance exam

The theory section consists of:

  • a written hearing test
  • a written test in general music theory
  • an individual practical solfège test

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