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Alan Walker

General Information about the Online Entrance Examinations 2022

13 April 2022

Dear Applicant,

In the followings, applicants will be informed about the online entrance examinations at the Liszt Academy in 2022.

The entrance examination admission requirements and way of examination for each course can be found on our website HERE (the modified online admission requirements are updated, as of 12 April 2022). Further information about way of examination and deadlines are the followings.

Please note that the entrance examinations for the following programmes are only held in-person, online entrance examinations are not possible:

  • Choir Conducting
  • postgraduate Piano Soloist

 

I. Uploading video recordings

Applicants must copy the link of the uploaded video recording to the online form of the Liszt Academy. Applicants will be able to find the link of the online form in their invitation letter. We kindly ask the applicants not to modify, change or move the uploaded file(s) after submitting the online form.

Please only use those file sharing systems (e.g.: Youtube, Google Drive, OneDrive) where files are not deleted automatically after a certain amount time, and only you can delete them. (File sharing systems e.g. WeTransfer and MammutMail automatically delete uploaded content after a certain amount of time, so please do not use these types of providers.)

 

 

Further technical requirements regarding the upload of video recording:

  • At the beginning of the video recording, the applicant must present the page of their ID with their photo in a visible way should introduce themselves with a few words (name, programme they are applying for), if possible. Please do not present an ID/passport picture because on most platforms it goes against policies and may result in deletion of the video(s) and/or channel. The official identification will happen through the entrance exam submission form where applicants will find a declaration form. (update as of 28 April)
  • Acceptable format of the video recording: MP4.
  • The video recording must contain the unedited and uncut recording of the applicant’s programme. Editing, cutting, post-production of either image or sound are not allowed. Applicants are allowed to create the pieces/movements to be submitted as separate files.
  • In the video recording the applicant must always be in focus, their face and hands must be visible and in focus.
  • The lighting of the video recording must focus on the applicant. Please avoid lightings that focus on the camera. If the applicant uses their instrument in the video recording, the instrument must be visible and audible. Please avoid any noise that might ruin the quality of the video recording.

The Liszt Academy has the right to verify the compliance of each video recording to the conditions mentioned above. The technical quality of the video recording will not be a significant factor during assessment.

 

II. Entrance examination through video conference

Those applicants who must have oral examinations through video conference will be informed of the detailed date and time of the exam by the Study Department of the Liszt Academy. The video conferences will be held through Skype, Zoom or other online platform of which applicants are informed in advance.

At the beginning of the oral examination, the applicant must identify themselves, by showing their ID or passport. The video conference must be maintained visually and audibly by the applicant to ensure that they answer the questions without any help. Using headphones or headsets during the video conference is not allowed. Recording the video conference is not allowed, the Liszt Academy will not record the video conference either.

 

III. Deadlines and examination dates

1. Classical Instruments

  • Uploading deadline of the video recording of the entrance examination programme of main subject and compulsory piano: 25 May 2022 24:00
  • Oral examinations (video conferences): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 (the applicants will be informed of the exact date and time in the invitation letter)

2. Vocal and Opera Studies

a) BA Classical Singing

  • Uploading deadline of the video recording of the entrance examination programme of main subject and compulsory piano: 25 May 2022 24:00
  • Oral examinations (video conferences): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 (the applicants will be informed of the exact date and time in the invitation letter)
  • Career orientation and voice production examinations (video conferences): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022

b) MA opera singing and oratorio and lied singing

  • Uploading deadline of the video recording of the entrance examination programme of main subject: 25 May 2022 24:00
  • Oral examinations (video conferences): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 (the applicants will be informed of the exact date and time in the invitation letter)
  • Career orientation and voice production examinations (video conferences): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022

3. Composition

  • Uploading deadline of PDF files of compositions and orchestration (only for MA), portfolio (list of previous works), MP3 sound realization (MIDI is acceptable), video recording if available, and compulsory piano: 25 May 2022 24:00
  • Oral examinations (video conferences): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 (the applicants will be informed of the exact date and time in the invitation letter)
  • Folk Music oral examination: between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 (the applicants will be informed of the exact date and time in the invitation letter)
  • BA composition main subject, BA applied composition main subject oral examinations (video conferences): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 (the applicants will be informed of the exact date and time in the invitation letter)

4. Orchestral and Choral Conducting

  • Uploading deadline of the video recording of the entrance examination programme of main subject, compulsory piano and singing: 25 May 2022 24:00
  • Oral examinations (video conferences of Solfége, Music Theory, Folk Music): between 8 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 (the applicants will be informed of the exact date and time in the invitation letter)

 

IV. Privacy Policy

The Liszt Academy’s Privacy Policy for the 2022 General Entrance Examination Procedure is available HERE.