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Jazz Voice admission requirements for non-degree 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.

CLASSICAL

2 classical, pre-classical or baroque songs

1 romantique art song

1 folk song

Recommended reading:

Kerényi: Énekiskola I., II., III.

Ádám: Masters of Songs I., II., III.

Bartók-Kodály: 20 Hungarian Folk Songs

Bartók: 8 Hungarian Folk Songs

JAZZ

  • Performance of one Afro-American folklore piece - blues, spiritual, labour song, ballad - with own piano accompaniment
  • Performance of three jazz standards of three different tempos – slow, medium and fast- and of differeny genre: ballad, Latin, swing, pair and impair metrum – in English language, with scat imporvisation after the theme. 

 

Admission examination in English 

Oral examination

Introducing the candidate’s backgrounds/career in an interview with the examiner. Reading performance of a literary text or poem or eventually high quality song lyrics.
The language standard of the examination is that of GCSE 0 level passed with considerably good results and may include the essentials of jazz or general musical vocabulary.

 

 

 

Admission requirements in 2019

Classical:

2 classical, pre-classical or baroque songs

1 romantique art song

1 folk song

 

Recommended reading:

Kerényi: Énekiskola I., II., III.

Ádám: Masters of Songs I., II., III.

Bartók-Kodály: 20 Hungarian Folk Songs

Bartók: 8 Hungarian Folk Songs

 

Jazz

Performance of one Afro-American folklore piece - blues, spiritual, labour song, ballad - with own piano accompaniment

  -  One song or an extract from a musical of free tempo, possibly with own piano accompaniment

  -  Performance of three jazz standards of three different tempos – slow, medium and fast- and of differeny genre -

     ballad, Latin, swing, pair and impair metrum – in English language, with scat imporvisation after the theme. (The

     examination committee provides the candidate with piano accompanimnet, but the suitable score has to be

     brought by the candidate!).

  -  Jazz repertoire: presentation of 10 jazz standards from memory – theme in original language. 1-2 standards could

     possibly be performed with own piano accompaniment. (The candidate must bring the scores).

  -  Scat improvisation for harmony lines and patterns, possibly with own piano accompaniment.

 

 

Admission examination in English

Written examination
A 2-hour English language text , which includes general language use exercises, reading and listening comprehension exercises, and writing an essay (about 200 words).
 
Oral examination
Introducing the candidate’s backgrounds/career in an interview with the examiner. Reading performance of a literary text or poem or eventually high quality song lyrics.
The language standard of the examination is that of GCSE 0 level passed with considerably good results and may include the essentials of jazz or general musical vocabulary.