Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

French Horn admission requirements for MA studies

Main subjects:

  • Maxime-Alphonse:  Horn Etudes Book 5, etude nr. 8 or 9. 
  • One fast ( 1st ) movement of a significant concerto with cadences, and one slow movement of similar difficulty (both movements 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.