Organ admission requirements for MA studies

Admission requirements are the same for in person and online applicants unless indicated otherwise.


The two locations of the entrance examination for the academic year 2023/24 are the following:

Old Academy of Music, Bach Room / Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Gergely Ferenc Hall

  • J.S. Bach: one trio sonata BWV 525 – 530 to be chosen by the candidate, to be played from memory
  • a chorale received on the spot to be harmonized in J. S. Bach's style
  • a piece announced on 2 May 2023
  • a 100-120-minute programme covering as many styles as possible and taking the instrument characteristics into consideration. The programme is to be sent to Mr. Zoltán Borzi (borzi.zoltan[at] until 16 May 2023 the latest.

The pieces to be played will be chosen from the repertoire by a committee, and candidates will be notified about the audition programme until 30 May 2023.

Before the entrance examination the applicants have the opportunity to try the instrument. 


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.