I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti

Jazz Voice admission requirements for non-degree studies

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.