Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker

Classical accordion admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject:

25-30 min. classical programme chosen by the candidate.

The programme is to contain compositions of various characters, eras, and styles, including contemporary pieces.

 

General Admission Requirements:

Written examination:

 

Bass harmonisation:

  • harmonisation of a bass line of ca. 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.