Choir Conducting admission requirements for MA studies

Please note that the entrance examinations for Choral Conducting programmes are only held in-person, online entrance examinations are not possible.
In case of non-instrumental majors, tuition is only offered in English if there are a minimum of 3 international students admitted in a given year to the same major.


20th century
  • F. Farkas: Bakonyi pártabúcsúztató (from the compilation entitled "Virág és pillangó")
  • Z. Kodály: Akik mindig elkésnek
  • B. Bartók: Bánat

The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of the pieces from memory. The candidate will conduct and, if necessary, correct and rehearse with the choir present at the audition (sheet music can be used for this) – one piece from each of the above styles, chosen by the Entrance Examination Committee on the spot.



  • 1 baroque or classical composed song or aria chosen by the candidate
  • 1 romantic or 20th century composed song or aria chosen by the candidate
  • 1 composed song, or a folk song or an aria with piano accompaniment, chosen by the candidate

The pieces are to be performed from memory, and in their original language. However, at least one piece in Hungarian is to be included in the program. A piano accompanist is provided by the Liszt Academy.



  • J. S. Bach: 1 prelude and fugue from Wohltemperiertes Klavier or 2 movements of a cyclic piece (fast and slow)
  • 1 movement of a classical sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
  • 2 performance pieces – one should be by a Hungarian composer (Bartók or one of his contemporaries) 


General Admission Requirements

Written examination

  • Bass harmonization: harmonization of a bass line consisting of cca. 10 tones and notation of the chords by figures
  • Analysis: formal analysis of an opening movement of a sonata from the stylistic circle of Haydn and Mozart piano sonatas

Exam in general music studies

  • Identifying 10 musical pieces: providing the name of the composer and the title, or at least identification of the era or style and genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 musical terms, concepts, titles of pieces, etc.