Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti

Orchestral Conducting admission requirements for BA and non-degree studies

Conditions:

  • accurate hearing
  • classical harmony
  • at least intermediate piano knowledge

MAIN SUBJECT (conducting)

  • Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
  • Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759

The pieces are to be conducted from memory!

 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS – ONLY FOR FULL-TIME BA STUDIES

a. SINGING

Performance of two art songs or folk song arrangements with piano accompaniment of contrasting character and style, with piano accompaniment - from memory.

The university will provide the piano accompanist, but the candidate may also bring one.

 

b. SOLFEGE, MUSIC THEORY

 

General requirements: in-depth understanding of the theory of classical harmony (diatonic and chromatic triads and seventh-chords). Writing and playing of four-part harmonic progressions in closed position with appropriate voice-leading (see rules of keyboard harmony); knowledge of Baroque and Viennese classical forms and genres.
 
1.) Written examination:
  • Writing out the outer voices and harmonies of a Baroque or classical musical excerpt (with scale degrees) after dictation
  • Realization of a chord sequence with scale degrees in four parts
  • Writing out a two-voice tonal musical excerpt after dictation
  • Writing out a monophonic 20th century or contemporary musical excerpt after dictation
 
2.) Oral examination:
  • Playing (on the keyboard) of four-part harmonic progressions in closed position with appropriate voice-leading.
  • Assessment of the applicant's knowledge of form on the basis of a detailed formal analysis of the musical pieces performed at the main subject audition as well as at the piano as compulsory subject examination. Extra copies of the scores have to be provided by the applicant.
  • Sight-singing of a tonal melody in unison.
  • Recognition and singing of intervals, triads and seventh-chords on a given pitch.

 

 

c. PIANO AS COMPULSORY SUBJECT 

  • Bach: 2 pieces from the Three-part Inventions, or a prelude of fugue from the Wohltemperiertes Klavier,
  • A full sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven,
  • 2 performance pieces – one should be by a Hungarian composer (Bartók or one of his contemporaries) 

 

 

d. FOLK MUSIC

  • Informal conversation about the folk music of the candidate's country.