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Clarinet admission requirements for MA studies

30 January 2014

The candidate must show technical and musical capability to meet the demands of the MA course.

 

Main subject

  • One etude at the choice of the candidate, a movement or movements of a significant concerto at the choice of the candidate, to be played from memory.
  • One piece or a movement of different style from that of the concerto.
  • The first movement of Clarinet Concerto in E-flat major by Weber, to be played from memory.

 

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.