Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

Classical Guitar admission requirements for MA studies

Due to the coronavirus emergency situation, entrance examinations and admission requirements are modified in 2020. Please see the red text below for the current admission requirements.

Information about the admission examinations and calculation of scores in the admission procedure in 2020 can be found here.

Main subject

  • Movement or movements chosen by the candidate from a Bach cyclical piece - composition (suite, sonata, partita, etc) of 8 to 10 minutes altogether. It has to contain at least one significant opening movement.
  • Two pieces chosen by the candidate from different musical eras other than baroque.

Length of video recording: 20 minutes

 

Due to the coronavirus emergency situation, there will be no examination in music theory during the 2020 entrance examinations.

 

 

Admission requirements in 2019

Main subject:

  • One suite, or one sonata, or one partita by Bach.
  • One concerto.
  • Two pieces chosen by the candidate from different musical eras other than the compulsory pieces'.

 

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 of the genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 music terms, concepts, titles, etc.