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Piano Accompanist and Repetiteur admission requirements for MA and Non-degree studies

Performers as partners during the auditions must be arranged for by the applicants themselves.

In-person entrance examination requirements
(online entrance examination requirements are below it)

Main subject:

  • Accompaniment of  3 songs (Lied) of different styles
  • Accompaniment of 3 instrumental works of different styles – 1 movement of a concerto, 1 movement of a sonata, 1 other piece.
  • To perform at sight one piece determined by the committee on the spot.
  • A romantic or 20th century solo piano piece - for example Bartók, Debussy, Prokofiev. Max. duration of 10-12 minutes.
  • Compulsory opera piece in 2022:
    Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, Act I No.5 Quintetto, playing it on the piano and singing a vocal part of a character (chosen by the applicant) in German.

 Applicants will also be asked to hold coaching to a singer provided by the department on the spot.

 

General Admission Requirements - only for full-time ma studies:

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.

 

Online entrance examination requirements

Main subject:

  • Accompaniment of  3 songs (Lied) of different styles
  • Accompaniment of 3 instrumental works of different styles – 1 movement of a concerto, 1 movement of a sonata, 1 other piece.
  • To perform at sight one piece determined by the committee on the spot.
  • A romantic or 20th century solo piano piece - for example Bartók, Debussy, Prokofiev. Max. duration of 10-12 minutes.
  • Compulsory opera piece in 2022:
    Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, Act I No.5 Quintetto, playing it on the piano and singing a vocal part of a character (chosen by the applicant) in German.

 

General Admission Requirements - only for full-time ma studies:

The examination is held as a video conference (oral examination only, see below).

ONLINE ORAL EXAM IN mUSIC THEORY:

  • Analysis: formal analysis of the opening movement of a sonata from the stylistic circle of Haydn and Mozart piano sonatas. (Via the shared screen of the examiner after a preparation of 10 minutes)
  • Chord recognition within the frame of the Viennese Classicism (in real time, played by the examiner)

online oral 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. (with audio sharing of the examiner)
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 music terms, concepts, titles, etc. (given by the examiner)