The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Bassoon admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject:

1. Two etudes of contrasting style chosen by the candidate from the following:

  • Bitsch: Vingt etudes
  • Mortel : 7 etudes
  • Orefici :  Studit di Bravura

2. Two movements of a Baroque sonata.

3. Two movements of a classical or romantic concerto – to be played from memory.

4. One 20th century piece.


General Admission Requirements:

Written examination:

  • Bass harmonisation: harmonisation of a bass line of cca. 10 notes, indication of the accords with figures.
  • Analysis: formal analysis of the opening movement of a sonata from the stylistic circle of Haydn and Mozart piano sonatas.


 Exam in general music studies:

  • Identification of 10 music pieces - possibly composer and title, but at least the epoch or style and identification or the genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 music terms, concepts, titles, etc.